Wednesday, February 9, 2011

This makes me happy…

I am not sure which makes me happier?


Or this:IMG_3183

Or this:IMG_3186

We love a good banana muffin (with chocolate of course), but there is some problems with making Banana Muffins… Firstly I thought I didn’t know how, and Secondly only broccoli goes bad here. Never a banana!

I solved the first issue when my little sister asked me to make banana muffins while I was at her house. She pulled out the recipe. The same recipe my sister Kat uses… Yes a recipe out of a cook book I gave them. Yes a recipe from one of my friends… Maybe I haven’t tried muffins in a few years is the bigger problem!  I made Amie and Rich a huge batch of muffins, and they got consumed very quickly. Apparently I can make banana muffins!With the right recipe of course.

But that does not solve problem #2 the fact that I have 4 children who love fruit. I have Josh. I once seen Josh eating a pear, beside him was 2 oranges, a banana and a yogurt, to top it off. I have never had more than 1 banana go “too ripe”. I took it as a challenge, double the amount I bought… Nope didn’t work. Until finally I bought double the amount of ugly banana’s. Not one got eaten! I bought 6 or 8 lbs last week, which means lots of muffins!!! Yay me! 40 muffins later with enough in the freezer to make more later, I am banana muffin content!

Here is the recipe, it belongs to Bunny Kitt from Cranbrook. Bunny is a great cook, a frugal cook, and the smartest woman I have ever met in my life!!!

Banana Muffins

1/3 cup oil

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1 cup mashed banana

1 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1 cup chocolate chips (Ya right, better double that!)

Blend first 4 ingredients, mix well, add all the dry ingredients and mix lightly. Bake at 325 for 20 minutes. Makes 12 muffins.


  1. They sound wonderful and look so yummy. I need to figure out what to substitute for the egg- so than can be considered Vegan. I will experiment and see. Thanks for posting. I will make a batch and see if the kids like them.

  2. Tiffany, I seen a vegan cupcake company on a cupcake war show, they won! I cannot remember what they used instead though... good luck!
    The recipe is in the stake cook book from a couple years ago. I double and triple it all the time!