It’s Sunday morning … and I’m letting this day unfold slow and easy. Last week was a bit of a wild week emotionally. Our youngest started college and this mama is still catching her breath from all the excitement. So I decided to start the week with a little kitchen therapy.
This recipe is the best traditional banana nut muffin recipe ever. So easy and a family favorite. But this time, I decided to get a little crazy and add chocolate … because isn’t everything better with chocolate?
3 ripe bananas * 1 cup oil * 2 eggs * 1 cup sugar * 2 cups flour * 2 teaspoons baking powder * 1 teaspoon baking soda * 1 teaspoon salt * 1/4 teaspoon mace * 1 teaspoon vanilla * 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted (optional) * 1 cup dark chocolate morsels (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place bananas in a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until pureed or mashed. Add the oil and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time. Sift the dry ingredients. Gradually add the sifted ingredients. Add the vanilla. Fold in the nuts and chocolate (saving a few to sprinkle on top). Bake in a wax paper or parchment lined muffin pan for about 25 minutes.
With or without the chocolate, these muffins are a big hit. They’re my favorite way to brighten someone’s day. And now that you have the recipe, I’m hoping they’ll brighten your day too!
PS! Last week’s giveaway winners are Linda Pupich and Amy in Alaska!! Congrats! Be looking for my email so I can get your address to Zondervan and then they’ll get your book in the mail! Woo hoo!