I woke up this morning with a case of the sniffles. I refuse to call it a full-blown cold, because I need denial to function. After a sudden three-inch snowfall, I also needed a muffin. Not just any muffin- I needed a donut pretending to be a muffin.
In a Pinterest frenzy one day, I came across this delicious looking gluten-free banana chocolate chip donut recipe from Janie’s Kitchen. Since we can have gluten and I don’t own a donut baking pan (yet), I whipped up the slightly altered, lazy, sloppy, less healthy recipe below into some heavenly warm muffins in a jiffy and knocked back two with a milk chaser before bed. Take that snow and sniffles!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
- 1 cup Mashed Ripe Banana (Roughly 2 small bananas)
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
- 1/4 cup Butter (Melted)
- 2 Eggs (Room Temperature)
- 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1 cup Chocolate Chips (I used a bag with half peanut butter chips, because YUM)
|1.||Preheat the oven to 325F|
|2.||In a large bowl, stir mashed banana, sugar and greek yogurt with a fork.
Mix until incorporated.
|3.||Add melted butter, eggs and vanilla extra and mix.|
|4.||Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt to the batter and mix
until just incorporated. Do not over mix!
|5.||Using a spatula, fold in the chocolate chips.|
|6.||Grease muffin tins or use liners (I only had six
liners, so I did half of each- so fancy around here).
|7.||Bake for 15-20 minutes- they should start to get a
little golden on top and a sharp knife will come out clean
if you poke them in a non-chips region; they look a little
lumpy on top, but that’s what makes them delicious.
|8.||Makes 12 muffins- I filled the tins all the way to the top-
they only rise a little bit.
|9.||If you end up with some spare batter and can’t wait 15-20
minutes, put on your flannel pajamas and throw it in a mug
in the microwave for five minutes, then eat that with a fork.
I am not recommending this lifestyle, but you have to do what
you have to do when you have the sniffles.