Saturday, May 17, 2014

Strawberry Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Fresh strawberries and chocolate chips are added to our favourite banana muffins.

Hun... What's for Dinner? | Strawberry Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I recently started caring for my neighbour's two girls, a few times a week, while she goes to work. It brings in some extra spending money for me, and the kids absolutely love it. We've been friends since we've moved here, thanks to the kids and it makes me happy to be able to help out a neighbour. Some days I pick them up from school, some days they only come for an hour. No matter how long they are here, I like to have a snack ready, incase everyone gets nibblish before dinner. So, I've been starting to bake more muffins, and to keep tons of fresh fruits and veggies ready for snacking.

These muffins came about when I noticed some of my berries weren't looking as nice as they should. I always have bananas in the freezer, so decided to add the strawberries to our favourite banana muffin recipe. And for a little added treat, I threw in some chocolate chips as well. These muffins are always so light and fluffy, and come together in the matter of minutes. Simple is always a plus in my books and I love that I can whip these up an hour before school ends, so the kids can come home to the wonderful smell of baked muffins.

Hun... What's for Dinner? | Strawberry Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Strawberry Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

1/4 C canola oil
1/4 C low fat milk
1/2 C sugar
1 egg
2 C flour, divided
1 Tbs baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 C mashed bananas
3/4 C semi sweet chocolate chips
1 C chopped strawberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray and set aside.

In a small bowl, mix the strawberries with 1/4 C flour. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the oil, milk, sugar. Add in the mashed bananas and egg. Using a mesh strainer, sift in the remaining 1 3/4 C of flour, baking powder and salt; mixing until almost combined. Gently fold in the strawberries and chocolate chips; making sure not to over mix.

Using a medium scoop, fill prepared muffin tin to 3/4 full. Place pan in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes; until muffins are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool 5 minutes before removing from the pan, to a wire rack.


Joanne T Ferguson said...

G'day! love the combination of healthy fruit!
To me, the recipe for brekkie would suit!
Cheers! Joanne

Lorinda - The Rowdy Baker said...

What a great combination! Strawberries and bananas are always yummy together, and of course chocolate goes with EVERYTHING. Great post...and lucky kids!!

Meal Plannin Maven said...

Strawberries, bananas AND chocolate chips in a muffin? Do you deliver? these look absolutely scrumptious!