Thursday, January 16, 2014

Banana chocolate chip muffins

This is the first day of the third week of the Blogging Marathon. The theme is Kids Delight - Oven baked snacks.

These muffins are a kids delight. The inspiration for this recipe came from the King Arthur website. However, I changed the ingredients extensively based on my needs and what I had at home. You cannot go wrong with these muffins.

I made these pretty late at night. We had run out of breakfast cereals and I was trying to avoid replacing them. I wanted an alternative, preferably a healthy alternative. I have several tried and tested muffins recipes but after our move a couple years ago I seem to have misplaced the whole recipe bundle.

For this recipe I used 50% whole wheat flour. When I bake them again I will use 75% whole wheat flour. I also cut down on the sugar as I wanted these as breakfast muffins, You could increase the amount of sugar if you like the muffins sweet. You could also use regular sugar if you like.


You will need
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
a splash of olive oil
3 ripe bananas
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup coconut milk
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour (I used chappati atta)
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 375 F.

In a mixing bowl beat the brown sugar, oil and butter. I used a hand mixer. Next mash the bananas and beat them in. Next beat in the egg. Add the vanilla and coconut milk and beat. Add the baking powder and soda, salt and the flours. Beat until mixed together. It will be a gooey sticky batter.

Grease a 12 cup muffin pan or use paper cups. Fill the cups with the batter and bake for 20 minutes or until a tester in the muffin comes out clean.


Turn off oven. Remove the muffin pan. Transfer the muffins to a cooling rack. Enjoy!

11 comments:

  1. I like your addition of coconut milk to the recipe.

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    1. I got the idea from the comments section of a muffin recipe I was looking up.

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  2. Nice muffins and the idea of adding coconut milk to it.

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  3. Very lovely recipe..never added coconut milk..should try it sometime..

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  4. Coconut milk sounds interesting in this muffin..shall try it out sometime.

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  5. I was thinking the same thing. I like the coconut milk addition.

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  6. I love King Arthur site too, so many delicious recipes. Muffins look perfect.

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  7. I think the coconut milk made them softer on the inside.

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  8. Looks delicious! love the idea of adding coconut milk...

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