new extract from Penzeys Spices, a new apron, a new cookbook, and best of all..a PIE Bird! I have wanted one for years (secretly). I was excited by this challenge and wanted to test out my vanilla extract.
Avid Baker's Challenge baking group will be baking from Scientifically Sweet. Our first recipe is a wonderful chocolate banana muffin recipe. The texture was so tender!! So yummy. I didn't have access to great cocoa so the flavor wasn't as fantastic as it could be. But did I mention the amazing texture? I will definitely be making these again. Perhaps even tomorrow, now that I am back in my own kitchen again.
Double Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened Dutch-processed cocoa powder
1 1/4 tea baking powder
1/2 tea baking soda
1/4 tea salt
1/2 tea cinnamon
3/4 cup mashed ripe banana (2 med)
1/3 cup sour cream
1 large egg
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tea vanilla extract
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven 350 degrees. Line 12 standard cups with liners.
Whisk all dry ingredients. Set aside.
Whisk bananas and sour cream till smooth. Add egg, sugar, oil, and vanilla until well blended. Add dry mix and chips and fold gently just until combined. Do not over mix.
Toothpick test 20-22 minutes. Let cool on rack.