The baby of the family spends the most time with me in the kitchen. She has started eating small soft foods and would eat everything she could get her little hands on if you let her. Including muffins. She is a welcome kitchen companion as she gabbs and coos pretending to take part in the conversation.
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
This is the full batch version, this can be easily halved by using half measurements and 2 eggs instead of 3
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup vegetable oil (light olive oil works)
- 3 large eggs
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 4 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Pre-heat the oven to 325F. Prepare a muffin tin with paper liners. You should get about 2 dozen regular size muffins.
Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk to distribute and fluff the flour. Mix the oil, eggs, bananas, vanilla, and chips in a bowl. Make a well in the dry ingredients, pour the banana mixture into the well. Gently stir the batter together just until the flour disappears.
Bake in the paper lined tin for about 25 minutes. Poke the center of one with a toothpick or knife to check for crumbs.
Once the muffins have cooled slightly, remove them from the tins to racks.
And of course, share a few nibbles with your little apprentice.