Thursday, May 1, 2008

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Now, here's a muffin recipe for everybody. They use up those old bananas that have turned too black to eat, and they include the sacred marriage of peanut butter and chocolate. I use half whole-wheat flour for some added nutrition.

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour (can use all white flour)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 ripe large bananas -- mashed
1 cup skim milk
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
1 cup chocolate chips

In a large bowl stir together flour, sugars, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. In another bowl combine mashed bananas, milk, peanut butter, oil, vanilla and egg. Add to flour mixture, stirring until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour batter into two greased loaf pans or muffin tins. Bake at 350 F for 50 to 55 minutes (check at 40 minutes!) for bread or at 20 minutes for muffins or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Makes 2 loaves or 18-24 muffins.

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