There has to be some good in the world. Lately, it has been a challenge to see the silver lining. During times when I cannot tell up from down, I go into my place of peace – the kitchen. I was able to talk with the kids and here their sibling banter and smile knowing that we are doing okay. Our favorite things to eat are things that you can grab and go that tastes amazing. I love a handheld meal or snack. These Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins quelled my weary soul.
Gather the Ingredients and Supplies
Mise en place! Mise en place! Get your things set up and in order. It makes cooking so much easier. If you re the type of person who dreads cooking, take some time on the front end to gather the ingredients and supplies you need. Cooking and baking will be a breeze.
When baking, this is how the equation goes: mix dry ingredients in one bowl and wet ingredients into another. Will the finished product taste the same if you do not separate the wet from the dry? Sometimes. I have eaten banana bread and bit into a big chunk of baking soda. Yuck. I was rushing and thought I could skip a few steps. Just a word to the wise, when baking follow the directions especially if you want the reward of an amazing treat. These Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins deserve the attention to detail.
What Type of Chocolate Chips Do I Use for Baking
There are three different types of chocolate chips that you can use for baking: dark chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, and milk chocolate. Which one you use ultimately is determined by what chocolate variety you would like to taste in your dessert. While milk chocolate is my favorite because it is deliciously sweet and creamy, it can sometimes be too sweet for some desserts. When adding lots of sugar to a dessert, semi-sweet chocolate chips have a higher cocoa content and are more bitter. Semi-sweet chocolate chips can balance the heaviness of the sugar in a dish.
Pair milk chocolate chips with flavors like peanut butter or caramel os salty items like pretzels. Semi-sweet chocolate chips can go with sweet desserts. Use Dark chocolate chips when you are content with having the chocolate flavor and no minimal sweetness.
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe
- 3 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1\2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 1/2 cups plain yogurt or sour cream
- 2 eggs
- 1 stick of butter melted
- 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- optional (1/2 cup of walnuts or pecans)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. If not using muffin/cupcake liners, spray the muffin pan with a spray oil.
- In a large bowl, mixed together the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt until well combined.
- In a separate large bowl, combin all of rhe wet ingredients: eggs, bananas, and yogurt until smooth and creamy.
- Add flour mixture to the banana mixture until well combined. Gently stir in the melted butter.
- Once the batter is mixed well, fold the chocolate chips in.
- Using 1/4 cup of batter to make 18 muffins, while 1/3 cup of batter makes 12 muffins. Divide the batter up between muffin cups however you see fit.
- Place the muffin tin in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Allow the muffins to cool in the baking tin for about 10-15 minutes before trying to remove.
- Eat and Enjoy!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 324Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 422mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 2gSugar: 23gProtein: 6g
If You Try It, Let Me Know!
I would be delighted if you try these muffins. Even mores, if you share with me what are some of your favorite comfort sweets! Thank you for stopping by! Tropical Berry Fruit Salad with citrus mint glaze is another dish that is light, refreshing, and just as comforting.