Friday, February 26, 2016

Banana Bread Muffins

When bananas are overly ripe they get this funny taste that I dont particularly care for.  My husband doesn't even seem to notice it.  If you don't like that taste, you can put a bit of cinnamon in.  If my bananas are more towards the brown side I use it.  If they are just starting to brown I don't. You don't especially notice the cinnamon but it balances everything out, in my opinion.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins With Peanut Butter Frosting

4 ounces butter (1 stick)
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
3 large bananas, mashed
1 cup mini chocolate chips

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about five minutes.  Add in eggs one at a time.  Add in vanilla.  In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking soda and cinnamon.  Stir in banana to butter sugar mixture and then dry ingredients.  Finally, fold in the chocolate chips.  Spoon into muffin papers in a muffin tin 2/3 full.  Bake at 350F for about 20- 30 minutes.

Peanut Butter Frosting

1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter
4 cups confectioners sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2-4 tablespoons milk

Blend together peanut butter and butter.  Add in the vanilla and milk and finally the confectioners sugar.

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