January 8, 2011

Chocolate Blackberry Banana Muffins

I had three bananas sitting on my counter that were overripe.  I probably would have still used them in my morning cereal...but I was out of milk.  Gr.  Everyone knows what you do with overripe bananas...you make banana bread or some variation of it.  So with it being a chilly, rainy day that's what I did!  I just tweaked the recipe a bit.

1/3 cup oil
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
2-3 bananas
2 eggs
1 tsp lemon juice
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon or nutmeg (or both!)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup baking cocoa (optional)
1/3 cup chocolate chips
Everything mixed together
1/3 cup blackberries (or strawberries, raspberries...)

In a bowl, combine the oil, water & sugar.  Then add the eggs, bananas (You can mash them but I like to slice them....that's just me) and the lemon juice.  Mix well.  In a different bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon/nutmeg, vanilla, and baking cocoa.  Mix well.  Combine with the other bowl.  Once they are well mixed add the chocolate chips and berries.

Ready to bake!
Scoop into a lined muffin pan.  Bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes.  Cool and enjoy!  I know they're not healthy but I like delude myself considering that they have bananas AND blackberries in them!

The recipe makes about 24 muffins, depending on how big you make the muffins.  I don't need to eat 24 of them before they go bad, so once they cool I'll freeze most of them.  That way when I want one, I'll take it out and let it defrost on the counter.  It usually only takes about 30 minutes and then you have a delicious muffin to eat.

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  1. These look sooo good!! I might just have to try it :)

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  2. Yummy!!!

    Visiting your blog for the first time and I am a military wife also!

    Looking forward to reading more of your blog!

  3. so writing this recipe down and trying it out. My husband and kids love anything that has the word Banana in it.

  4. Just got attacked by angry bees while picking blackberries today, so was keen to find an awesome recipe to make it all worth it. This recipe was perfect :)


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