Sunday, January 30, 2011

Baking - to keep warm, happy and full

On a cold, blustery winter Sunday I sometimes think there is nothing better than to spend an entire afternoon in the warmth of a kitchen, baking. Today was just the day for it too. With the temperature getting close to -35 degrees celcius, there was no way I was going to leave the house if I didn't have to. In comes one of my favorite recipes: Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins. They are simple, quick, and I somehow always seem to have most, if not all, of the ingredients on hand.

Ingredients -

1/2 cup margerine/shortening
1 egg
1 cup mashed bananas (2-3 small ones)
2 tbsp. milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup chocolate chips (more if desired)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees farenheit. Cream margerine and sugar together. Add in all other wet ingredients, including the sugar. When throughly mixed, add in the flour sifted with the baking soda and baking powder. Then mix in your desired amount of chocolate chips. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full and place in preheated oven. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Then simply let them cool 10 minutes before eating...this really is the hardest part of baking these delicious morsels!

~Makes 12-14 muffins~

I love mine slightly warm with butter smeared all over. :D

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