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A muffin for all seasons
August 18, 2008, 6:08 pm
Filed under: A, Domestication 101 | Tags: , , , , ,

Muffins. Who can say they don’t like ’em? I became mildly obsessed with baking banana chocolate chip muffins a few years ago, which quickly took up the nickname ‘bluffins’, based on a mix between the name of my boyfriend at the time and, of course, ‘muffin.’ I must’ve baked dozens and dozens of batches during that stretch, and though I still do now, they’re back to being called just plain muffins.

Anyway, I feel like these particular muffins define me in a strange kind of way and I think I keep making them now if only because I have the recipe completely memorized.

I decided I’d post the recipe so whoever has had these ‘fins before and wants to have them again can do so at their disposal, and anyone else can just try them anyway because they’re so easy to make.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins, recipe from vegcooking.com

    3 ripe bananas
    1/4 cup vegetable oil or melted margarine
    1 cup sugar (I like to use organic, raw cane sugar, or half cane sugar, half packed brown sugar)
    2 cups flour (for a heartier muffin, try whole wheat flour)
    1 tsp. salt
    1 tsp. baking soda
    1 cup chocolate chips

• Mash bananas (overripe ones make the best bread). Add oil/margarine and sugar. Mix well.
• Sift the flour, salt, and baking soda together and add to the banana mixture. Mix until the flour is blended.
Pour into a muffin tin and bake at 360°F until a toothpick comes out clean. Usually about 20 minutes does the trick.

This makes about 12 small muffins or 9-10 generous sized ones. They keep for about 3 days at room temp – freeze at your own risk.

The only way one can f up these carby treats are if you use coarse salt instead of a fine granulated one. Just a word to the wise.

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