August 4, 2009

Banana Chocolate Chip Walnut Muffins

Happy Birthday Sachin!

We went to Kasauli to spend the "birthday weekend". But just as soon as we returned home, even though the birthday was almost over, I baked a blueberry cake. Birthdays just aren't complete without the customary "cake cutting", are they? I haven't had a chance to post the pictures of the cake I baked for S. That would warrant a separate post.

For today, I leave you all with a quick simple recipe of one of my favourite muffins. The addition of chocolate chips and walnuts take these otherwise plain banana muffins to an altogether different level.

1 3/4 cup Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
¼ tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
¾ cup Brown Sugar
1/3 cup Toasted Walnuts, chopped

1/3 cup Chocolate Chips
3-4 Bananas (overripe), peeled
1/3 cup Oil
2 Eggs

Sift the dry ingredients together.
Preheat the oven to 350F.

Prepare the muffin pans by lining them with paper muffin cases.

Combine the bananas, eggs, oil and brown sugar in a bowl. Using an electric mixer, blend all these to a rough paste. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and add the toasted walnuts and chocolate chips. Mix well and pour into the prepared muffin cases.

Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Enjoy these muffins warm (but I must tell you they taste great the next day or so). I was lucky I had some left over 2 days after I'd baked them. So, I really know. On that really sweet note, S, I wish you a very happy birthday and happiness always.


Pari Vasisht said...

The muffins look absolutely superb.How was Kasauli?Want to visit that place some time.

Sig said...

Belated Happy Birthday to Sachin! You went on a trip, came back and baked a cake? Now, that's love :)

Bergamot said...

Look really smooth and soft

Red Chillies said...

Belated birthday wishes to your husband. The banana chocolate chip muffin is such a classic.

Anita said...

Happy Birthday, Sachin!
Let's meet and swap birthday treats!

Ranjani said...

Wish Sachin from my side and send some of those muffins please!

Deepthi Shankar said...

Happy Birthday to Sachin. kasauli must be a beautiful place ,I have only read abt it .. nice muffins there

Divya Kudua said...

Banana muffins are an all time fave of ours..I make an eggless version of the same..:)Choc chips make the muffins taste just superb..:)

Belated birthday wishes to Sachin..:)

Anonymous said...

Bake for 15-20 minutes at what temperature?

Ashwini said...

Raaga - Thanks for the useful tips. I made my first ever Banana Walnut Muffins yes'day and they were a delight. I've posted your recipe with credits on my blogsite. Thanks as always!!