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Dessert for breakfast!

Last weekend Meg headed to her cousins house to help out with our 3 godsons.  I was asked to make a few things for her to bring.  I made a large batch of lentils for quick lunches.  I made some blackberry chocolate chip ice cream.  And, when I found some brown bananas in the freezer, I decided to make some muffins.

Now, if you knew my godsons, you would know that one of them does not like to fruits and the other does not like chocolate.  So, it would be obvious to you that I would make Bananas Foster Muffins!

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 brown bananas
  • 1/3 cup of mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

Melt the butter in a saute pan and add 1/2 a cup of brown sugar and bananas.  Cook for 5-10 minutes until slightly bubbly and the bananas are coated with the melted sugar.  Set aside and allow to cool.

Bananas, butter and brown sugar, how can anything taste bad with this start

Bananas, butter and brown sugar, how can anything taste bad with this start

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda.  Mix with a wooden spoon to combine.

In a mixing bowl, add 1/2 cup of brown sugar and the eggs.  Cream together.  Add the cooled banana-brown sugar mixture and mix to incorporate.  Add the vanilla extract.  Turn the mixer to low speed and slowly add in the dry ingredients (I usually add them in 3 parts to make sure they become well incorporated).  Turn off the mixer and stir in the chocolate chips with a wooden spoon.

Pour the batter into lined muffin tins (this recipe made 11 muffins, but you can make some slightly smaller to get a dozen).  Bake in a 350F oven for about 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the muffins comes out clean.

Ready for the oven

Ready for the oven

When Meghan first tried one, she had not even taken a bite and said “next time you should add cinnamon to your banana muffins.”  After a couple bites I asked her how I did.  She said “These are really good.”  I said “Oh good, I hope you like the cinnamon.”  And I guess the fact that the boys each ate 3 muffins on the first day is proof that this recipe is a keeper.

And for those keeping score, each muffin is 6 weight watchers points.

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