Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

This recipe comes from James’ mom:

What you will need:

  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour (try half whole wheat if you want – or daringly do all whole wheat!)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tsp cold water
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional (Olivia recommends; James does not)
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed

To put it all together:

  1. Cream butter and sugar in a bowl (obviously) – you can do this by hand, with a spoon, or with a electic mixer
  2. Add eggs and beat
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients, except for the chocolate chips and optional walnuts; mix well to make sure bananas are well incorporated
  4. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts
  5. Spoon into muffins cups in muffin tin (oddly enough, we had Dora the Explorer muffin cups)
  6. Bake at 350ºF for 20-30 minutes; ours took 25 minutes today (yields about 18 muffins; we made half a recipe today although I believe these would freeze well)

Admittedly, these are rather cake-like – so a nice treat!

Olivia

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