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
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!