Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 14, 2010

(Sorry about the sun glare. It’s an iPhone photo!)

Those were the ones left after Round 1. About 3 minutes after the photo was taken, they were gone!

Last week, I tweeted this:

I had the pleasure (and it really was a pleasure, despite my dramatic tweet) of taking care of  my dear friend’s 2 boys while she had back surgery.  They spent the night and stayed with us the day of her back surgery.

So for 24 hours, I was surrounded by testosterone. There was so much of it, I could almost breathe it in!!!

It was the moment above that I decided that perhaps, just maybe, I think there might be a possibility, that I just might want a daughter. I need some estrogen around here people!!!

So what’s the best way to keep 4 little men energized and happy as they terrorize run around the backyard?!?

Makes these. Of course.

Ingredients
1 egg
1/2 cup white sugar or substitute
1/2 cup milk (I use rice milk)
1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ripe bananas, mashed with fork
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease or line 12 muffin cups.
2. Place the egg, sugar, milk, canola oil, vanilla and mashed bananas into a mixing bowl or stand mixer. Mix with hand mixer or stand mixer for 2-3 minutes, or until smooth.
3. Add the flour, baking powder and salt into the bowl or stand mixer. Mix until batter is smooth, about 3 minutes. Remove the bowl from the stand mixer or set aside the hand mixer. Fold in the mini chocolate chips.
4. Fill the muffin cups about 2/3 full with the batter.
5. Bake at 350 for 16-18 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
6. Let cool a few minutes, then remove muffins from the muffin tin. Let cool another 5-10 minutes, then serve.

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Amy May 14, 2010 at 1:22 pm

oh wow thats a lot of boys lol..so glad you survived!!

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Kimberly Parkes May 14, 2010 at 2:17 pm

My husband is one of 4 boys, we have two boys and a male cat, his brother has two boys and a male dog, we are hoping another brother who is pregnant will spice it up with a girl. I hope for a girl some day, I have said on many occasions that if I birth a 3rd boy I might try adoption for a girl. For now we have lots of trucks and balls and think mud is make-up. Best of luck with the extra guests!

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Candi May 14, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Sounds like you were a good mommy and sitter :)

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Lisa May 14, 2010 at 8:51 pm

I’ll have to try these out! Maybe even tomorrow morning. :) And, for the record, with 2 girls and 1 boy (and a mystery-gender on the way) I can say resoundingly…BOYS are easier than girls. :)

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sara May 15, 2010 at 11:20 am

I have 4 boys and then I had a little girl. I love my little girly girl. Too bad she is such a strong willed toughie. But seriously, my boys are awesome but there is something special about my baby girl.

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Felicia May 18, 2010 at 7:46 am

These look absolutely delicious! You had me at chocolate chip!

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Stephanie Gattman June 3, 2010 at 8:56 am

My14-year-old son made these last night with a couple of minor modifications. They were awesome. Thanks!

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Erin D. June 6, 2010 at 8:08 pm

I’ve made these several times since you posted them and I love this recipe! The consistency is perfect, especially for a whole wheat muffin. I even tried replacing the sugar with sucanat the last time and they were just as good.

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