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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

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Ah bananas again.... yup, I'm always baking with these and trying to find new ways to use them. We always have bananas in the house, since I need to eat a diet high in Potassium. They're the easiest, fastest way I know of making sure I get the potassium I need during the day. The only problem is, they ripen faster than we eat them. I like bananas on the under ripe side, so my optimum eating time frame is short. Once they get passed that point, into smoothies they go. But sometimes they are so ripe that I just HAVE TO make muffins with them. Not because I think it's the only way I can use them, but because I love making banana muffins.


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This time I decided to go with a double chocolate version of banana muffins. Let me tell ya, if the kids could have eaten all of these in one sitting, they would have. They were rich, chocolately, sweet and moist. Even the kids at school were eyeing them up, when I was having my lunch with them on Monday, LOL. These are great as lunch box treats, or after school snacks.

Double Chocolate Banana Muffins
printable version

2/3 C brown sugar
2 eggs
1/3 C canola oil
1 C mashed bananas (about 2)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbs strong brewed coffee
1 1/2 C flour
1/2 C cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 12 count muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in oil, vanilla, coffee and bananas; mixing well to combine. In a small bowl mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Pour dry ingredients into wet and mix, until almost combined. Fold in the chocolate chips, making sure to not over mix.

Fill prepared muffin tins to two thirds full and bake for 15-20 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center, comes out clean.

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5 comments:

nilanjana majumdar said...

Those look really tasty. I was really impressed the first time I used brownies for something other than just eating them all by myself…they look so darn pretty that I'm baking these for gifting!

Cindys Recipes and Writings said...

Chocolate and bananas, oh yeah! Thanks Cindy for sharing again at Foodie Friends Friday!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Cindy,
These are great Muffins, we would really enjoy them. Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

HungryLittleGirl said...

Oh my goodness, they look decadent, delicious, simply beautiful for a chocolate lover like me!

Melissa @Red, White and Blueberries said...

Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate! Thanks for dropping these by the Favorite Things party!