Since we are getting further into the Fall, and you all might be using the oven more, I thought I would share a favorite recipe of ours. They are very easy to make and so yummy! Another nice bonus is, since we buy alot of fruit, we usually have those few bananas that get really brown. (You know the kind, everyone refuses to eat it and it is being threatened to join the compost?) Don't throw them out! Use them in this recipe. The browner they are the softer the muffins.
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
1 cup butter softened (two sticks)
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
5 ripe bananas (the browner the better!)
2 cups white flour
2 cups wheat flour (you don't have to use half wheat flour, but we like to since it is a bit healthier)
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt (I usually add half the amount of salt it calls for. In fact, I do this in most recipes, unless it is something meant to be salty.)
2 cups chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped walnuts opt. I don't think we ever add these. It's a matter of personal preference. :)
Cream butter and gradually add sugar beating well at Med. Speed. Add eggs one at a timem. Beat after each addition. Stir in bananas. Combine all dry ingredients. (except nuts and chips) Gradually add dry mixture to creamed and blend well. Stir in chips and nuts. Pour into greased muffin tins. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 min. (may vary depending on climate)
Yield: about 3 1/2 dozen muffins.
I hope you enjoy this as much as we have!