Where does the week go?! I can’t believe that it’s Thursday again 🙂 This Thankful Thursday I am going to try something new…I’m going to pretend to be a food blogger! Since moving into my new house…one of the things that I am very thankful for is my kitchen and all my lovely counter space.
Over the weekend I had some lovely bananas that had become just a bit too soft for my taste…so I found a recipe for Banana Nut Muffins on foodnetwork.com. I didn’t have nuts; I substituted chocolate chips–you can never go wrong with bananas and chocolate 🙂
I amassed my ingredients (I’d already mashed the bananas and melted the butter by the time I thought of taking pictures):
I combined all the wet ingredients…including the all important vanilla:
I whipped it “like I meant it” per Tyler Florence’s instructions:
I added the dry ingredients:
I added the mashed bananas:
And then came the chocolate chips…Mmmmm:
Stir, stir, stir:
And into the muffin tins the batter goes:
The recipe was supposed to yield twelve…I ended up with eighteen. I think my bananas were monsters! I’m not complaining though….
Twenty minutes later–out of the oven they come:
I could not resist them for long…only about as long as it took the kettle to boil water for tea:
You can actually see the chunks of banana if you look closely:
I must say that I was quite pleased with the results…fairly heavy such that just one with some fruit made a perfect breakfast. The banana flavor jumped on my tongue 🙂 And the chocolate chips…well what can i say…just decadent enough to make it feel like having dessert for breakfast. I was definitely thankful that I’d found a delicious way to use up my overripe bananas!
It’s your turn! What are you thankful for today?
Btw, here’s the recipe…with my tweaks:Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 overripe bananas
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips