Banana Choco Chip Muffins
An easy and quick recipe for tea time (doesn't even need a mixer!). I like to make this Banana Choco Chips Muffins for my son's snack box, too. My son likes this and he commented: it's a bit crunchy on the outside but soft in the inside. You can taste the bananas and it taste really good.
2 ripe bananas
1/3 cup vegetable oil (I use olive oil)
1 large egg
1 1/2 cup plain flour
3/4 cup fine sugar (sometimes I substitute this with brown sugar)
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup milk
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 180 degree celcius.
Line the muffin tray with muffin paper.
In a big bowl, mash the bananas then add the oil and large egg. Mix them.
Add the dry ingredients: plain flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cocoa powder, and milk. Mix the dough in less than 10 seconds. Don't spend too much time.
Add the chocolate chips to the dough and mix briefly.
Scoop the dough and put it in the muffin tray of 12 pieces.
Bake in the oven for about 20-25 minutes.
I tend to use less sugar so you may find this is not sweet enough for you. Make the sugar up to 1 cup instead of 3/4 cup.
I use olive oil to replace the butter to make it a bit healthier and more moist but the taste is probably a bit better with butter. You can try to replace the oil with melted butter. Or get a combination of both - oil and butter to give you the best taste and moist.
If you don't like bananas, you can just remove it from the recipe and add more milk. It becomes Double Chocolate Chip Muffins :-)