Banana chocochip muffins
Every so often there comes a time when you have those last 2 or 3 bananas that no one wants to eat. They go from cute speckles to age spots and become too ripe to consume within two to three days. I always feel bad when it comes to this as I hate to bin the fruit for no reason. With very little effort, the overripe bananas can be turned into these amazing tea-snack in the form of muffins or even a banana bread.
This recipe is a quick and easy one. You can make plain banana muffins or sprinkle some chocolate chips for the added fun. I have also iced these on a few occasions but we like the un-iced simple version better.
2 cups (200g) all-purpose flour
90 g unsalted butter, melted
2/3 rd cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large ripe bananas
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4th cup milk
1/3 cup chocolate chips
Line 12-18 cup cake moulds with cup cake liners. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl - flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and set aside.
Mash the bananas with a fork or puree from a food processor.
Beat butter, sugar, egg, vanilla extract, and milk till just combined. When making the batter for muffins we do not need to beat heavily.
Mix dry and wet ingredients together and mix with spatula until just combined.
Fold in chocolate chips, reserving just a few for garnishing.
The batter will be of thick consistency but should fall off the spoon.
Fill batter in the cupcake liners upto 2/3rd full
Sprinkle rest of the chocolate chips on top of each muffin.
Bake for 16-19 mins