Saturday, 6 February 2010

Sarah Makes Banana Choc Chip Muffins

This afternoon I made a batch of Banana Choc Chip Muffins. I've always wanted to combine banana with choc chips and so I thought I would modify my Choc Chip Muffin recipe to include bananas.

My son was spending the afternoon at a friend's house so I got my little princess to help me out with the muffins. This is really the FIRST time she has helped me bake a cake from start to finish and I must say that it was really enjoyable explaining every step and making the muffins with her. She was very keen to learn too!

Mashing the Bananas

Creaming the Butter and Sugar

Laying out the muffin cups

Filling the Muffin Cups. We actually used a weighing scale to make sure each cup was filled the same - 3.2ozs for each cup! On hindsight, maybe we could have filled the cups more and had fewer muffins.

Getting ready to bake the muffins

The act of putting the muffins into the oven...

Sarah was really excited and couldn't wait till the muffins were baked. I sent her to check on the muffins periodically and she was thrilled how they started to rise after being a liquid like mass.

Finally the muffins were ready and you can see how proud she was of her effort!

This is my recipe for Banana Choc Chip Muffins

3 bananas (200g)
250 g Butter
220 g Caster Sugar
4 Eggs
250 g Flour
3 tsp Baking Powder
1 Tbsp Honey
2 tsp Vanilla
200 g Chocolate Chips

Peel Bananas and mash
Cream butter and Sugar till light and fluffy
Add beaten eggs a little at a time and continue beating
Fold in Sifted flour and baking powder
Add in Honey and Vanilla. Mix Well. Add in the Mashed banana and then Fold in Chocolate Chips ensuring it is well mixed
Fill muffin cups ¾ full and bake for about 25-30 minutes or till done in 190°C oven

The proof of the pudding is in the eating and Sarah couldnt wait to stuff her face with the muffins. She really enjoyed these and its no surprise as the muffin was very very moist with the addition of bananas and the choc chips complemented the slight banana flavour very well.

I enjoyed the muffins with a cup of tea but they were delicious all on their own! As I said the muffins were really tasty and really moist but perhaps if I bake them a little longer, they may hold their risen shape a bit more and not be so dense and moist. Dont care really as they were very yummy indeed!


Deeba PAB said...

Oh Dharm, she is just TOO PRECIOUS!! What fun she's had in the kitchen. Wonder if Dads are more patient than Mums? Hmmmm... just a thought. You look so calm. I looked frazzeld and ragged at the edges with kids in the kitchen. Good Dad you!! HIGH FIVE!! Lovely set of pictures = great memories!

Foodycat said...

She has such a gorgeous smile!

Your muffin cups are enormous - I can't believe you could eat a whole one!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a sweetie! Those muffins are wonderful!



ranita said...

I want to eat them too. Actually Sarah looks good enough to eat.

Bellini Valli said...

Way to go Sarah. Not only a cutie but a future kitchen dynamo too!!!!

Jenny said...

What a terrific smile!!

Elle said...

Impressive Dad! Sarah looks like she has taken to baking like a star. Such graceful hands and winning smile she has...and it won't be long before she stakes a claim to be the birthday cake baker if her joy is any indication. Good on you Dharm!

john said...

They may be not that beautiful as the cupcakes but they are surely so delicious! Yummy!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Your daughter is just gorgeous Dharm! She's so capable yet she only just reaches over the bench. Love that big smile too! :D

Dee said...
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Dee said...

Sarah's gorgeous, and obviously very talented. Did you use paper liners or a mold - the muffins are so perfectly formed.

By the way, I made your sambar (very good!) and kheema (I reduced the chile powder because of Eli) last night. Thank you so much.

(There was a typo so I deleted the last comment.)

tanita davis said...

As always, it just makes my soul so happy to see a good daddy and his babies in the kitchen or anywhere. And your little one is just so beautiful and proud of herself!

Here's to more great baking days for you!

Mallini said...

She's FAAAAR too cute! Better be careful. If she likes baking too much, you'll have a lot of boy trouble on your hands. ;)

simona said...

Hi everybody! I'm from Italy....I've just visited this blog and I read this receipe... I found it easy and simple .... I'm not good cookying!!! :-( But I will try it!
bye! simo

simona said...

Sorry I'm Simona....I forgot to put at your attention that .
Try it!!!! Wonderful!!!

Patricia said...

Hi there! I used Sarah's recipe and made dem muffins for CNY this year!

I never follow a recipe to the letter, so I added 100g of Nestum, and also about 50g of chipped almonds!!!

The family loved it, and all thanks to you! The bananas made them yummily moist! Wunderbar!!!

Muchas gracias, muchacho ;)

Lesley said...

Not sure if others experienced this, but you did not say when to put the bananas in, in your recipe, (I added them after folding in the flour) and you did not list the amount of milk in the ingredient list (I left it out). You might want to make those corrections. Made me a little nervous, but we'll see!


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