I realized that yesterday I forgot to feed Naomi with banana that I bought for her earlier this week; this said, today I had two very ripe bananas that were superb for baking ingredient. On top of that, I also happen to have a box of cheap dates at home and I don't really like them because they are too soft to my liking (even after I put them in the fridge!). I mean they're so incredibly cheap and I should have expected the substandard quality.
Anyhow, after our late breakfast, I asked my husband to babysit Naomi and decided to make muffins (just like what I discussed with Sister-in-Law yesterday) by adapting this recipe. I could't follow the exact ingredients stated in the original recipe because my rum for baking expired long time ago (but I still kept it in somewhere in my kitchen cabinet because I have no heart to throw it away).
Here's the recipe I used for making the banana muffins that sure taste like they are from out of this world (they are so yummy!).
Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips and Dates
- 1/2 cup Chopped dates or raisins
- 1/2 cup Chocolate chips
- 50gr Butter, melted
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Ripe Banana (medium to large size), peeled and mashed
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1 tsp Milk powder
- 1.5 cups Flour
- 2 tsp Baking powder
- 1/2 tsp Baking soda
- Preheat oven to 160 degree Celcius.
- Coat the chopped dates and chocolate chips with a bit of flour. Set aside.
- In one large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda and milk powder).
- In another large bowl, combine mashed banana with sugar. Add melted butter, vanilla extract and eggs. Mix all ingredients thoroughly by using a wooden spoon.
- Pour the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
- Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until well combined. Don't over-mix.
- Add dates and chocolate chips into the muffin batter and fold them together carefully.
- Scoop the muffin batter into muffin pan already lined with muffin paper. Fill the muffin batter all the way to the top.
- Bake the muffins for 25-30 minutes or until they are golden brown.
- Best served warm.
Large muffins we had today!