Monday, March 3, 2014

Easiest Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

For some college students having access to food of any type is limited, and is frequently compounded by having to settle for cheap, tasteless food, or junk-food altogether.  I would argue that with a little forethought it doesn't have to be that way with recipes as the one that follows.



I stumbled across this recipe for Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins in an old cookbook--a perfect snack, breakfast alternative, coffee (or tea) addition, take-along and substitute for bad food!  Easy to make while watching your favorite sit-com.  

On a side note, this recipe calls for "sifting" the flour and dry ingredients.  If you happen to have a 'sifter', use it, but if not, simply get a sieve or strainer and shake the dry ingredients into a bowl-that's about the complexity level.  Totally worth the extra upper body strength!  Man, are they delicious!  

Since I was feeling especially decadent I topped them off with the chocolate sauce from Simple Boston Cream Cupcakes.

Equipment:
Sifter
Large Mixing Bowl


Ingredients:
4 ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup sugar
1 pinch of salt
1 egg

Sift:
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp nutmeg


1/3 cup butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)


Instructions:
1. Wash your hands.
2. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
3. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and nutmeg.




4. Mash your bananas and combine with sugar and egg.






5. Slowly add the sifted ingredients to the banana mixture.



6. Add butter, vanilla, and chocolate chips.




7. Add batter to medium-sized muffin tins, almost filled.


8. Bake for 8-10 minutes until tops begin to turn golden brown.
9. Easily freeze and save a couple for future need.