There's something about a Saturday morning that calls for a cup of coffee and a muffin fresh from the oven. After rushing to get ready and get out the door Monday through Friday, I want a nice, slow morning with time for baking. These muffins have been part of such a Saturday morning several times over. The recipe is just simple enough to put together while you're staggering around the kitchen still waking up. I hope your weekend holds slow mornings and warm muffins!
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
1 1/2 cups flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
1-1/3 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Heat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. In another bowl, whisk egg, bananas, melted butter, and vanilla until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.
Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Makes 1 dozen.
source: Taste of Home, June/July 2013