Summer Snacks – Take 1

Yummy!

Every week, maybe twice, I will be posting some great summer time snacks.   For today the snacks are Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins and Chocolate Chip Muffins.  Both are girlie approved.  Sir Son will not eat any muffins or my bread, so he doesn’t count.

The next time I make these, I will be making nine.  Twelve muffins came out short.  I didn’t have mini-chips, so I used the regular kind and they worked out just fine.  Half of this batch is in the freezer.

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

1 egg
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ripe bananas, mashed with fork
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup mini chocolate chips
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease or line 12 muffin cups.
2. Place the egg, sugar, milk, canola oil, vanilla and mashed bananas into a mixing bowl or stand mixer. Mix with hand mixer or stand mixer for 2-3 minutes, or until smooth.
3. Add the flour, baking powder and salt into the bowl or stand mixer. Mix until batter is smooth, about 3 minutes. Remove the bowl from the stand mixer or set aside the hand mixer. Fold in the mini chocolate chips.
4. Fill the muffin cups about 2/3 full with the batter.
5. Bake at 350 for 16-18 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
6. Let cool a few minutes, then remove muffins from the muffin tin. Let cool another 5-10 minutes, then serve.

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
Ingredients1 egg1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup milk 1/3 cup vegetable oil1 teaspoon vanilla2 ripe bananas, mashed with fork1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1 cup mini chocolate chips
Directions1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease or line 12 muffin cups.
2. Place the egg, sugar, milk, canola oil, vanilla and mashed bananas into a mixing bowl or stand mixer. Mix with hand mixer or stand mixer for 2-3 minutes, or until smooth.
3. Add the flour, baking powder and salt into the bowl or stand mixer. Mix until batter is smooth, about 3 minutes. Remove the bowl from the stand mixer or set aside the hand mixer. Fold in the mini chocolate chips.
4. Fill the muffin cups about 2/3 full with the batter.5. Bake at 350 for 16-18 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.6. Let cool a few minutes, then remove muffins from the muffin tin. Let cool another 5-10 minutes, then serve.

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The muffins below came out great.  I even got twelve high-rise muffins.  I reserved six of these to take to a friend who had surgery.  She asked for the recipe, because she has never tasted anything like them.  I’ll be making another batch of these to put in the freezer for the summer.  The recipe comes from Mr. Breakfast.   No picture of these. 😦

Enjoy! ♥

Chocolate Chip Muffins

(12 servings)

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour  (I used 3/4 cup of whole wheat flour and 1 1/4 cup of all-purpose)
  • 1/3 cup light-brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter — melted and cooled   (I used 6 TB)
  • 2 eggs – beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 package (12 oz) chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans — chopped   (I didn’t use)

Preheat oven to 400 F. and grease up twelve muffin cups. 

In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugars, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, stir together milk, eggs, butter, and vanilla until blended. Make a well in center of dry ingredients; add milk mixture and stir just to combine. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. 

Spoon batter into muffin cups; bake 15-20 minutes, or until a knife inserted in center of one muffin comes out clean. Remove muffin tin to wire rack; cool 5 minutes and remove from tins to finish cooling. 

Serve warm.

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9 responses to “Summer Snacks – Take 1

  1. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I may combine the two for banana nut recipe 🙂

  2. Oooo love the website too =)

  3. Thanks for the recipes. I’m going to print them right now and try them soon.

  4. These both look good, I think I’ll be printing those out for future reference.

    Thanks 😀

  5. These look yummy! Oh, and these pictures are much better than the pictures of the pig. 😉 Although, we appreciate those posts, too. LOL

  6. Can you make either of these muffins without milk products or soy milk? Would apple juice work? We have milk and soy allergies in the family?

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