Friday, January 4, 2013

Banana and Chocolate Chips Muffins



      Muffins, muffins, muffins… I love muffins! I bake them a lot, almost every week. I like always  to try new recipes and new flavors. However, there are always some favorites. Mine are chocolate muffins, and my husband’s are banana muffins. So, I came with the idea of combining the two. Why not? Banana goes perfect with chocolate. The result was great. Have a look:




Ingredients 


- 2 cups of all purpose flour
- 2 tsp of baking powder
- ½ tsp of salt
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup of banana puree
- 1 cup of chocolate chips

- 2/3 cup of whole milk
- ½ cup of sugar
- ½ cup of brown sugar

- ½ cup of vegetable oil
- 2 Eggs


For the Topping


- 2 Tbsp creme fraiche or sour cream
- 4 Tbsp black chocolate

 Process

1-  Preheat your oven to 180°C and lay a muffin tray with paper muffin cases. grease the edges so nothing would stick.



2-  Mix the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.

3-  In a separate bowl, take 1 Tbsp of the mixture and add it to the chocolate chips and mix them so you can prevent them from sinking in the muffins. 




4-  Now, mix the remaining ingredients: eggs, sugar, brown sugar, milk, vanilla extract, banana puree, and oil.

5-  Slowly add the dry ingredients while folding the mixture. Then, add the chocolate chips and fold again until combined. Be careful not to over mix.



6-  Fill  muffin cases and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until tops are lightly browned.





7-  Remove muffins from pan and allow them to cool for some minutes so you can handle them.
8-  Prepare the topping: In bain-marie, melt the chocolate and add the crème fraiche. Mix until you get a smooth texture.  

9-  Top them with chocolate in any form you like. 


Enjoy! 






 



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