Sunday, November 1, 2009

A way to a man's heart...

Unfortunelty l married a man who is not fussed with food, don't get me wrong he loves a good meal but would be quite happy with fish fingers and frozen peas. He sounds quite ideal doesn't he? but there is no way l could win him over with a nice meal or a delicious dessert.

But my brothers on the other hand are easily lead by food! My brothers are spending the weekend installing my mum's new kitchen, and after they have worked all weekend this is probably not something they want to be doing.

So trying to brighten their moods l made them some Banana and Chocolate Muffins for their morning tea. After reading all of these great reviews on Epicurious l just had to give them a try, everyone was right they were delicious but they stuck the wrappers which is a big pet peeve of mine. But l was the only to notice this and the tradies didn't mind at all :-)

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 large)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line twelve 1/3-cup muffin cups with foil muffin liners. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Mix mashed bananas, egg, melted butter and milk in medium bowl. Stir banana mixture into dry ingredients just until blended (do not overmix). Stir in chocolate chips.

Divide batter among prepared muffin cups, filling each about 3/4 full. Bake muffins until tops are pale golden and tester inserted into center comes out with some melted chocolate attached but no crumbs, about 32 minutes. Transfer muffins to rack; cool.


  1. not even kidding, yvette...we made these a few weeks ago!! boys loved them!