Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Here is another banana bread recipe. I found the recipe for these yummy muffins in a Quick Cooking magazine. I have made them a few times and they come out really good! Just a small twist on regular banana bread that makes it a little more fun! Again, the riper the bananas, the better!

1/2 cup stick butter or margarine, softened.
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 large)
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 cup (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Beat in eggs, bananas and vanilla. combine flour and baking soda; add to creamed mixture just until combined. Stir in the walnuts and chocolate chips. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups half full. Bake at 350 deg. for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Makes about 2 dozen.