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Sunday, September 23, 2012

[5-minute banana chocolate chip muffins] Kids' favorite breakfast item

 Muffin is one of the easiest thing you can bake in the oven, apart from frozen meals.
And there are hundreds and thousands of recipes out there, so should I really add another recipe in the internet to become 100,001th banana chocolate chip recipe?
I would say "YES" :)
this is really easy and quick!
And 100% homemade. Well, of course I didn't milk the cow or churn the cream to make butter, you know. What "from the scratch" means here is that these muffins are not made with any kind of pre-mix. :D
But, as I mentioned inthe title,
it takes not more than five minutes to get ready for the oven!
My kids love these banana chocolate chip muffins for breakfast or school snack.
Well, I think the part they like is chocolate chips rather than banana. But, it doesn't matter!
This recipe is a great way to deal with overripe bananas! :)
As this is a quick recipe, you don't start by cream butter and sugar together.
You mix wet ingredients and dry ingredients separately.
That is why it's very important to have all the ingredients at room temperature. Otherwise, they curdle. :(
I will show you more in details with pictures.
Here goes the recipe:
2 Cups all-purpose flour
1/2 Cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 ripe bananas
1/2 Cup butter, preferrably unsalted
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 Cup chocholate chips

1. Preheat the oven to 350° F (or 180° C).
2. Line a muffin tin with 12 muffin liners.

3. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. (Dry ingredients)
4. Mash the banana.
Here is a tip to mash a banana very quickly.
Potato masher will mkae your work very quick.
5. Mix mashed bananas, egg, vanilla, melted butter, in a medium bowl. 
I didn't bother to have butter melted. I used very soft butter(room-temperatured).
But, it's a good idea to use melted butter to prevent curdling.
Now your wet ingredients are ready.
6. Stir wet ingredient mixture into dry ingredients until just blended.
7. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Now, your batter is ready!

 8. Use an ice cream scoop of a pair of spoons to distribute the muffin mixture evenly into the muffin liners.
On their way to the oven! ;)
9. Bake for about 25 - 27 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and the toothpick comes out clean.
Don't overbake. You don't want to have dry muffins.

10. Cool completely on a rack.
Isn't it quick? :)
It's very soft and full of flavour!
Enjoy the result of your 5-minute work!
Quick Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins


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