Thursday, February 21, 2013
Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins
Muffins. They are easy, fast, and incredible on the go! Even better...my 1 year old loves them! Especially since they can be made "mini"! Which I do :)
I started off with a Betty Crocker recipe for banana muffins...but with my own additions and changes, I created my own yummy muffin! The banana chocolate chip oatmeal muffin!
I made 10 big muffins and filled an entire mini muffin pan with this recipe and I was scared to death they wouldn't last until the morning!
Remember when I was telling you my husband use to hate sweets? Well guess what...he's not a muffin lover either...UNTIL NOW!
I kept begging him to try one when they were hot and straight out of the oven and he just wouldn't give in. Finally I begged so much he told me to go get him one off of the stove. So I did! I sat quietly, staring, waiting for his first bite and approval....
and he made the "MMMM!" sound! EEEK! I was so thrilled. Before I got too excited too soon I asked what he thought.
He asked me to go get him another one! Then 5 minutes later...2 more!
YAY! I have not only converted him to cookies, pies, and cupcakes....but now muffins!
My work here is complete :)
Here's the recipe:
2 medium bananas - I like the wait until they have browned a little. They taste better and are easier to mash.
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 vegetable oil or melted butter
2 c all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 c chocolate chips
Go ahead and preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Grease your muffin cups or pan.
In a large bowl, mash the banana's and mix well with milk.
Beat the milk mixture with the egg, oil, and vanilla with whisk.
Stir in flour, brown sugar, salt, and baking powder all at once. Stir just until moistened.
Fold in the oats and chocolate chips.
Divide batter evenly to the muffin cups about 3/4 full.
Top with oats or granulated sugar if you wish. Adding sugar on top will add extra crisp and sweetness to the muffin when it is done.
Bake in oven for about 20 minutes. (If you are making mini muffins it will be about 12 - 15 minutes)
When the muffins are done, take them out of the pan and let them cool.