Banana and Choc Chip Muffins

wpid-img_20140708_083110.jpgWe had a bit of spare time before school one morning as I had been ultra organised at getting up and also didn’t have to make packed lunches for once (free trial of school dinners!), so I decided we should bake some muffins. And as we had a number of slowly over-ripening bananas, and having seen a couple of friends having written about similar muffins I chose to do some of these with the addition of chocolate chips!

I would have followed the recipes I had seen but they all write in cups and I cannot fathom how to convert this to grams or ounces!

So I found a recipe in a book. Yes another actual recipe book… In fact it was a book called Pooh’s Yummy Cookbook. Interesting name choice!

Anyway I butchered their recipe for banana bread, based on what ingredients we had and wanted to use and set to work.

Ingredients:

2 ripe bananas

160g self-raising flour

2/3 teaspoon baking powder

80g butter

2 large eggs

70g caster sugar

Half a packet of chocolate drops.

Method:

As I had 2 little helpers. I divided the jobs between them, and for once this worked without any arguments. I did take them to opposite sides of the kitchen for a while to begin with which may have helped!

Firstly Rachel mashed up the bananas.

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While she did this, Jack rubbed the flour and butter together in another bowl.

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(we should also have added the baking powder at this point but I forgot! so we added it just before we put in all the other ingredients.)

Then they cracked 1 egg each and took turns to lightly beat.

Then we added the sugar, bananas, eggs and chocolate drops and gave it a really good mix.

We spooned the mix into cake cases that mummy had already prepared.

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Then we placed into the preheated oven (200°C in our fan oven) for approximately 15 minutes until starting to go golden brown on the top.

They were lovely and moist and they were indeed yummy!

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