Friday, May 11, 2012

choco chip almond banana muffins

as is often the case, i bought bananas with the intent of eating them.  i forgot.  and they got all nasty and spotty.  whilst perusing the joy of cooking i came across a recipe for banana nut muffins.  not a huge walnut fan and i dont actually have any in the house at the moment.  plus 6 tablespoons of oil for 12 muffins seems a bit excessive and their alternative was a reduction to 2... without a reduction in dry ingredients.  it sounded ...chalky.  and gross.  so i substituted greek yogurt. 

dry ingredients:
2 C flour
2 teas baking powder
1/2 teas cinnamon
1/2 teas ground cloves
1/2 teas baking soda
1/2 teas salt
1/2 C dark chocolate chips
1/2 C almond slivers

mix dry ingredients and set aside

wet ingredients:
1 egg
3/4 C light brown sugar
2-3 mashed overripe bananas
5 T greek yogurt
2 T vege oil
1 teas vanilla

whisk wet ingredients until smooth.  add dry ingredients and mix until just combined - will be chunky.  divide into 12-cup muffin tin and bake at 375 for 18 minutes.  cool 1-2 min in pan and then move to cooling rack. 
look at that shit.  perfectly done in the middle with melty chocolate chips.  what wonders a decent oven can make.  also a recent revelation [more of a duh... moment] my car runs quite a bit better on a full tank of gas as opposed to the half gallon i was trying to eke out over the past few days. 


  1. wow, these look yummy. never made muffin before but must try one of these days. thanks for sharing!

  2. thanks! muffins are definitely the most forgiving baked good and even i have yet to mess up a batch


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