But, I have a post today and even though I absolutely despise bananas, I LOVE banana chocolate chip muffins. I know, it really doesn't make any sense, but it is true.
So, if you have yourself some bananas that you are just going to throw out, hold your horses and make up some of these muffins...they're divine.
What you'll need---
1/2 cup of oats
about 1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup margarine or butter (whatever you have on hand)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup sour milk or buttermilk if you have it
3 bananas that have seen better days
1 1/2 cups of flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
about 1 cup chocolate chips
What you'll do---
Step 1: Pour the 1/2 cup of water over the oats and let them sit. You need enough water to cover the oats so they can soak it up but not enough that the oats are swimming. I usually use warm water.
Step 2: Cream the butter and sugar.
Step 3: To the creamed mixture, add 2 beaten eggs and 1/4 cup sour milk and mix well. If you have buttermilk just use that. If not, you can sour your milk by added about a tbsp or so of vinegar to regular milk.
Step 3: Take your bananas and mash them up (**Note: I only had 2 bananas and the recipe still works fine without any changes. The muffins just end up not as banana-y).
Doesn't that look tasty?
Step 4: Add the mashed bananas and the oats to the rest of the mixed ingredients and mix well until you get a nice soupy-looking mess...yummm!
Step 5: To the soup, add the flour, baking soda and salt and once again, mix well.
Step 6: Now stir in the chocolate chips. I like to do this by hand so my mixer doesn't pulverize them. Also, if you coat the chocolate chips in some flour they won't sink to the bottom of your muffins. I had this happen last time so I made sure to coat them so they stay suspended in the batter. Thanks to Paula Deen to that tip!
Step 7: Fill up your muffin tin. I like to use paper liners so clean up is easier. And, if you spray the liners with a little cooking spray, the muffins won't stick to them when you gobble them all up...just a tip. Oh and a good idea to preheat your oven to 300 now too!
Step 8: Bake the muffins at 300 for 25-30 minutes or until they are set and just browning around the edges. These are moist muffins so they won't really brown. Just keep an eye out for when the muffins look firm. It should take about 25 minutes.
Step 9: Enjoy!!!
Yummm...stacks of muffins!!! :)
I love these muffins and they are so easy to make. That and if your bananas go bad you don't have to throw them out...you can use them up! I let my husband take some to work with him this morning so I wouldn't eat them all. After doing this post I'm kind of regretting it...... ;)