Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I think I may be the muffin man...okay, maybe not.

I recently found a recipe that's been hanging around in my recipe box for awhile, and today I got to try it out because I had a little free time, and some bananas that weren't going to be eaten. So, I got to try my hand at Mocha Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins. When I told Josh that I was going to make them his response was, "Yeah, that sounds like you." I was a little apprehensive about the whole coffee/banana combo, but I'll try just about anything, especially if coffee is involved. Chocolate doesn't hurt either....come to think of it, bananas don't either. So anyways, here's the recipe, courtesy of

Mocha Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins


  • 1 cup margarine
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules, dissolved in
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Blend butter or margarine, sugar, egg, banana, dissolved coffee, and vanilla in food processor for 2 minutes. Add flour, salt, baking powder, and soda, and blend just until flour disappears. Add chocolate chips and mix in with wooden spoon. Spoon mixture into 15 to 18 paper-lined muffin cups.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

I didn't have enough margarine, so I used half butter and half margarine, didn't have enough white sugar, so I used mostly brown sugar (which I prefer to bake with anyways), and I used a *heaping* tablespoon of coffee (and plan on adding more next time, but I'm somewhat of a coffee fiend and like my coffee excessively strong.) Oh, and I didn't measure the chocolate chips, 'cause I never measure the chocolate chips- I just dump them in until it looks right. I don't have a food processor either, so I just used a mixer. )I promise, I really did follow this recipe closer than I usually do.) And the you go. It's yummy in my tummy. (And Noah's tummy.)

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