Friday, June 4, 2010

Chocolate Banana Muffins

I went a little overboard on the banana buying this past week and they turned bad in the blink of an eye, so I made these to pop in the freezer for future visits.

1 egg
1/4 C vegetable oil
1 C buttermilk
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 C brown sugar
1 C mashed ripe banana (about 2 bananas)
1 3/4 C whole-wheat flour
3/4 C natural wheat bran
1/4 cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
1/3 C chocolate chips (optional) (I put in 3/4 C of dark chocolate chips)
1/4 C macadamia nuts (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Farenheit. In a bowl, which egg with oil, buttermilk and vanilla. Stir in sugar until dissolved, then add mashed bananas.

2. In a large bowl, using a fork, stir flours with bran, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Make a well in centre of dry ingredients. Pour banana mixture into well and stir just until blended. Do not overmix. Spoon mixture into muffin cups. Bake about 20 minutes.

Makes 12 muffins

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