Birthday Breakfast – Banana Muffins

As many of you know my son turned 1 year old last week. Since then things have been crazy! We drove to Illinois to celebrate the big day (and many other special events) with our family and friends. We drove my mom back with us because Lover Boy and I have a wedding to go to this weekend…we’re particular and freakishly weird about having a babysitter. So…the solution: have my mom here to watch the kids and fly her back after the wedding. Completely normal, right?!? Anyway, I’ve been really busy, that’s why I’ve been so slack on posting! But as I promised 2,693 years ago (aka last week) here is the recipe for the banana muffins I made for Laughing Coyote’s special 1st birthday breakfast.


Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Place a 1/2c of butter in a mixing bowl
Beat with mixer until creamy
Nice and creamy
Add in 1c packed brown sugar
Beat together until nice and fluffy – if you have a weakness for butter and sugar like I do, try really hard to not eat this whole bowl of yumminess! 🙂
Add in 2 eggs, one at a time. Beating well after each addition
Butter, sugar and eggs beaten together
Grab some ripe bananas. Pam’s recipe calls for 2 but I had 4 (already smooshed the one by this point) so I used them all
In a separate bowl add mashed bananas and 1tsp cinammon and 1tsp vanilla extract
I didn’t have buttermilk so I had to make some: just shy of 1/4c milk and 3/4tsp vinegar. Mix together and let sit for a few minutes
Add the buttermilk mixture to the bananas and combine
In a separate bowl add together 1 1/4c all purpose flour, 1c whole wheat flour, 3/4tsp baking soda, 1/2tsp baking powder, 1/2tsp salt
Combine banana mixture to the flour mixture adding in a little bit at a time
Rather than adding pecans I added in chocolate chips. Place into muffin tins and bake
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes and serve!
Someone was very excited and loved them!

We brought our leftover muffins in the car for the ride back to IL…they were such a hit!

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Hope you give these a try sometime soon!


*Little Sparrow

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