IT’S TIME TO BAKE!

{look how awkward I am! / look how nice the muffins turned out!}

Hello, it’s me! I’m back; I’m running and baking regularly again! Today I chose to make Banana Chocolate Chip Espresso Muffins, and trust me, these are ridiculously good. Plus, muffins freeze well for up to a month, so I’ll freeze the majority of these, then pop them in the microwave when I want a muffin on a cold morning.

I don’t want to talk more about them because I want to go cook more, and I think the name and the pictures speak for themselves. Do yourself and your loved ones a favor: bake these muffins this weekend (or for Mother’s Day!).
lv, molly

Banana Espresso Chocolate Chip Muffins
From Baked: New Frontiers in Baking
Yields 12-16 muffins (I got 14)

1-1/2 C mashed, very ripe bananas (about 4)
1/2 C sugar
1/4 C firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 C (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1/4 C whole milk
1 large egg
1 1/2 C all-purpose flour
1 tsp instant espresso powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 C semisweet chocolate chips

{yes, please!}

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a medium bowl, stir together the bananas, sugars, butter, milk, and egg. In another medium bowl, whisk together the flour, instant espresso powder, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the well and stir just until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips. Do not over-mix, or the muffins will be too tough.
Fill each cup about 3/4 full. Bake in the center of the oven for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean. Move the muffin pan to a cooling rack, and let cool for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, remove the muffins from the pan, and let them finish cooling on the cooling rack. Muffins can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days or in the freezer for up to a month.

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One thought on “IT’S TIME TO BAKE!

  1. glad to see you baking again. :) yay for lent being over! these looks delicious.

    and good luck with your project/assignment this weekend!

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