My running buddy Jen told me about a new twist on one of my go-to recipes. I make banana bread, or banana mini muffins a few times a week, and the recipe is good, but Jen's addition made it extra yummy. I made a batch of chocolate banana mini muffins for the kids lunches tomorrow, but I'm not sure if they will last that long.
Here's the recipe:
Heat oven to 350 degrees
2 over-ripe, sad looking bananas
1/2 cup oil (I use canola)
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup sugar (I've used less when kids weren't eating them)
1 1/4 cup of whole wheat flour
2-3 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
In large-ish bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips. In another bowl, with a potato masher smush the bananas, eggs, and oil together - it's ok if it's still a bit lumpy. Dump the wet mix into the dry and stir until combined.
Spoon out batter into a lightly greased (I use spray canola oil) mini muffin tray, and bake for 20 min. Makes about 20 mini muffins.
If you are doing a loaf, dump batter into a lightly greased loaf pan, and bake for 1 hour.
Enjoy - my whole house smells awesome right now!