Monday, February 14, 2011

Love Muffins

Happy Valentine's Day! For the LOVEliest day of the year, I whipped up some banana chocolate chip muffins. Here's my recipe below, sure to please any sweetheart with a sweet-tooth.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins (or Bread)
Makes about 20 Muffins or 1 Loaf

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350°.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk.

Place sugar and butter in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 1 minute). Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add banana, yogurt, and vanilla; beat until blended. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until moist. Spoon into paper lined muffins tins (or greased loaf pan). Bake at 350° for about 25 mins or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. (Bake for about 1 hour if making a loaf) Cool 10 minutes in tins on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

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