Frugal recipe No. 1

Posted by Felicia Friday, February 19, 2010, under | 6 comments

Ever wonder what you are going to do with those over-ripened bananas? Here is a great recipe to finish them off!

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (or plain yogurt)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or flavoring
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas(2 med. to lg.)
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, mix together the egg, oil, yogurt and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened-it will be thick like cookie dough. Fold in bananas and chocolate chips.

Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.

Bake for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for a few minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

Tip: If you have over ripened bananas, but none of the above ingredients, just throw your bananas, peel and all, into the freezer. They will freeze for months and be perfect for your muffins or bread! You can also peel them and freeze in an air-tight container. They WILL be mushy when they thaw so use a container to thaw them in and make sure you have a recipe that calls for mushiness! :)

One Response to "Frugal recipe No. 1"

  1. Renee L. Says:

    Now that's the kind of recipe I can get behind! :) Thanks for the tip about freezing the bananas. I'm no cook, so keep the tips coming! lol

  1. Shannon Says:

    Um, yummy. I always have at least 5-6 overripe bananas in my freezer. Plus when it's cold I always feel the need to bake something. Thanks!

  1. Emily Says:

    I just made banana bread last night. I wish I had found this recipe sooner. Sounds great!

  1. Eva Says:

    Uh, yeah, you didn't send S with any of these for me. I'm hurt. MAybe when you get your new mixer?

  1. Beauty Vibes Says:

    I have a huge weakness for muffins, I feel like baking some now :)

  1. Dana Says:

    mmm I'd be dissapointed too Eva!
    These sound great!