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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Somewhere along the way, blogging became a chore. So I stopped doing it. 

I don’t know what got me into this funk. Maybe it’s because I’m drained from working so much (like actually, I can’t wait to go back to school, things will slow down for me then). Maybe it’s because I have to write for two other blogs for my jobs.  Maybe it’s because I haven’t baked anything exciting and worthy to talk about. 

The last thing I wanted to do was push myself even farther away from baking, so I stopped before I could hate it.

Before summer started, I bought a set of fondant cutters and modelling tools, feeling determined to improve my cake skills. Three months have passed and I haven’t even touched it. Weird, I know. The only thing that hasn’t changed about me is my love for chocolate. I still eat it with every meal of the day 🙂

I’m sure my excitement for baking will come back soon… if it doesn’t I’ll have a little soul searching to do. I’ve always identified myself as a baker, runner and nutrition enthusiast. One third of me will be missing if I realize that I no longer want to be a baker.

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1  cup bananas, mashed (about 2 medium size bananas) 
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

How To

1. Line wells of a muffin tin with paper liners. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Place flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl and whisk to combine; set side.

3. In a separate bowl combine sugar and eggs and whisk to until well combined and mixture becomes thick and light in color, about 1 minute. Drizzle cool butter into mixture and whisk to combine. Add oil and buttermilk to mixture, whisk to combine. Add in vanilla,mashed banana mixture and mini chocolate chips, whisk to combine.

4. Pour flour mixture into wet mixture, and using a wooden spoon or sturdy spatula, gently fold the batter until no flour streaks or pockets remain (do not over mix).

5. Fill liners to almost full. Bake at 375 degrees for 17-20 minutes or until tops become golden brown and tester comes out clean. Remove from oven and transfer muffins to a wire rack to cool.

source: Bakers Royale

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Very Apple Streusel Muffins and Why I’m Happy today

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apple muffins

Hi everyone! Pardon me for the lack of posting, I’ve just been so busy! I get some evenings off after work, but I’m usually so tired out from work that I don’t want to move at all! So that’s why I haven’t been posting: because I’m too tired to move my fingers. I’m sorry, it’s a terrible excuse, but at least I’m not lying! I would never lie to you guys 🙂

Today though, I told myself to suck it up and write this post. You guys have been nothing but nice to me and I think you deserve another recipe 🙂

Shall we talk about why I’m super happy today? Yea, let’s start with the better news first!

So today…. I REACHED 76 VIEWS!! I know that’s barely anything, but it’s the most views I’ve ever gotten! Thank you so much you guys! It’s all you! I really really wouldn’t be here without you! You have no idea how happy it makes me every time you guys view my homepage and click on my other recipes and leave a comment! I run around the house screaming “I GOT A COMMENT I GOT A COMMENT I GOT A COMMENT!” or “I GOT 76 VIEWS, 76 76 76 76 76!” depending on the circumstances 🙂 Just ask my siblings, I go CRAZYY when it comes to blogging.

So thank you, again. You guys are awesome, seriously 🙂

Now on to the muffins!

I was craving me some baked goodies, but I didn’t want to eat something unhealthy. So I started with making some applesauce, to see if that could satisfy my cravings without having to whip out a mixer preheat my oven.

The applesauce was awesome! I never made it before because I never realized how easy it is! All you do is boil some apples and water for about 15 mins and there you have it!

While it was good, it can’t compare to CARBS for satisfying my sweet tooth. Since I had so much applesauce leftover I decided to make some apple muffins!

I found various recipes and then kinda tweaked them all to create my very own. I’m usually not one to experiment in the kitchen. I make mistakes even when I am following recipes, so imagine how disastrous it could be if I decided to make my own recipes!! lol!

But I was feeling daring 😉 so I went ahead and whipped up the muffins. And contrary to my expectations, they turned out really well! These muffins are good for the soul, yenno what they say: an apple a day keeps the doctor away! I live by that, and so should you 🙂

*note: make these healthier by leaving out the oil/replacing it with more applesauce and leaving out the streusel

an apple a day keeps the doctor away


Very Apple Streusel Muffins

Ingredients
2 cups AP flour

1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce *this may be more liquid than needed
1/4 cup vegetable oil 
1/2 cup brown sugar (not packed)
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/4 tsp vanilla
2 cups chopped apples

For the streusel:
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp AP flour
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp butter

How To

1. Preheat oven to 360 degrees F

2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt

3. Beat the applesauce, oil,  both sugars, and eggs until smooth

4. Splash in the vanilla, then stir in the apples. Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix until JUST incorporated

5. Making the streusel: in a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in the butter until the butter is scattered in small lumps. 

6. Sprinkle the streusel over the muffins and bake for 15-20 mins. Cool 5 mins in pan before removing.

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