Saturday, April 30, 2011

Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana bread comes up often in blog posts and I think I know why. Bananas ripen too quickly and this is a yummy and healthy way to use them. I paired them with walnuts and chocolate chip, my favorite flavor combination. These muffins can also be baked as a banana bread in a loaf pan but I like to make these as muffins so I can count how many were gobbled up by me. With a loaf, a thin slice becomes a thick slice which becomes half the loaf without my realizing it. I kept the sugar in it to a minimum as the bananas were sweet. We thoroughly enjoyed them. So here's the recipe...

Ingredients:

2 cups All-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Baking powder
1/2 cup Chocolate chips
1 teaspoon pure Vanilla
1/3 cup Granulated sugar
3 ripe medium Bananas
2 large Eggs
1/4 cup refined vegetable oil
1/2 cup Walnuts 
1/4 teaspoon Salt

Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin pan with wrappers. Toast the walnuts on stove top and cool.

In a large bowl, mash the bananas, do not over-mash else they will become lacy. Add the eggs, butter, sugar and vanilla and mix well. In another bowl, mix the flour (keep aside 1 teaspoon), baking soda, baking powder, salt and whisk to mix well. Add the teaspoon of flour to the chocolate chips and nuts and coat evenly. This will prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the muffin. 

Gently fold in the wet mixture into the flour mixture. Fold only till mixed, mixture maybe lumpy. Also fold in the nuts and chocolate chips. Put into Muffin cups and bake for about 18-20 minutes. Pierce with toothpick in the center to check if done. Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!

This muffin goes to Divya's Show me your Muffin event.
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8 comments:

Rumana Rawat said...

Lovely looking muffins:)

Sunanda said...

Wow! muffin looks perfect, its my kids favorite one.. thnx for sharing..

Archana said...

I am drooling, my tummy growling I reading this later.
Copied the ingredients though so will make soon.

Priya said...

Such a fabulous looking muffins,simply irresistible..

Vardhini said...

First time here. Banana and walnut .. my favourites. Yummy.

Vardhini
VardhinisKitchen

Torviewtoronto said...

wonderful combination looks delicious

Simply Life said...

oh my gosh! I wish I knew that would be my breakfast tomorrow!

Nivedha said...

Because I'm Indian :) I love your blog by the way :)

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