Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Muffins for the A-Team

A couple of weeks ago, while I was on my psychiatry rotation, we had to round earlier than normal, so I decided to make muffins to take to my team. I searched and finally decided to try a new recipe from the cookbook of the Junior League of Lynchburg, VA: In Good Company. It's a banana chocolate chip muffin. I don't really go for chocolate chips in muffins but wanted to try the recipe...so it was a great time. All the guys enjoyed them; in fact, one asked me to give this recipe along with my chocolate chip cookie recipe to his girlfriend. They came out with a nice "crisp", i.e. not mushy or sticky, top and tender inside. I'd recommend them. AND, because of the bananas and even the chocolate, these are a great entry for Sweetnick's ARF Tuesday. Stop by and check out the other recipes. Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed banana (about 2)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs and mix until smooth. Then mix in the banana and vanilla. Combine the flour, soda, and salt. Stir into the banana mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips but don't overmix. Spoon batter into grease muffin tins. Bake for 25 minutes or until browned.

9 comments:

Peabody said...

Love banana and chocolate chip! Great looking muffins and so nice of you to bake for your team.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Gosh, those look so good! I wish I had seen this a couple of hours ago. I just took a loaf of banana bread out of the oven :)

I've made a chocolate and banana loaf before that was good, but not muffins. I definitely need to try this one, I'm sure they all loved them :)

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Annie said...

I made a loaf similar to these muffins once. It was really good. They look wonderful.

Cakespy said...

Much ado about muffin! Sorry, couldn't resist ;-) These look awesome. Great combo.

Claire said...

Peabody - Now one of the guys, every once in a while, asks me where breakfast is! :-)

Stacy - I bet your bread was still good. Just try this some other time! :-)

Annie- Thanks! I bet your loaf was wonderful.

Cakespy - HA! That sounds like something Id say. Thanks!

eatme_delicious said...

I am always looking for muffin recipes with crispy tops so I will be saving this one! They look great.

Cookie baker Lynn said...

These look like delicious muffins. You're so sweet to bake for others. Much better than hospital cafeteria food!

Claire said...

EMD - I hope you enjoy them whenever you get to make them. I think that mini-chocolate chips might be better than regular sized in these.

Lynn - That is one of my favorite things to do...bake for other people! You're right...homemade stuff is SO much better than the hospital food. I rarely by meals there...I usually take my own food.