My favourite muffin to make is Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip. I have been making this muffin for years. I change it up from time to time, omitting the chocolate chips for fruit, but let’s admit it, we all want that little bit of chocolate in our muffin to make it feel like a bit of a treat 😉
Chocolate: this is where I have issues; I don’t really know the meaning of a little bit of chocolate chips. A recipe could call for a third of a cup, half a cup, a cup and regardless of the measurement; every recipe I make gets one bag of chocolate chips. If I don’t put them all in my baking, I will just end up eating them straight from the pantry. So, for the sake of my waistline it is much better to have a muffin bursting with chocolate chips so I can share them with others.
Bursting is a bit of an understatement, exploding may be a more appropriate term! If you try to eat one of these muffins when they are still warm/hot from the oven, you risk them breaking in half in your hands and having a chocolate mishap on your clothes (yes, this has happened to me on more than one occasion) 🙂
To really amp up the chocolate flavour of these muffins, I actually made them with chocolate milk. I figured if an abundance of chocolate chips is a good thing, then adding chocolate milk into the mix could only make these muffins better.
I brought them into work for everyone to try. General consensus was that these were good, but maybe calling them a cupcake instead of a muffin was more appropriate. Cupcake? I don’t think so! Since there is rolled oats in these treats, they will always be a muffin to me 🙂
Which do you prefer: chocolate chips or fruit in your muffin?
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup chocolate milk
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 3 over-ripe bananas – mashed
- 5 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 bag milk chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Combine rolled oats and choclate milk, set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Add melted butter, eggs, vanilla and mashed bananas.
- Add wet mixture to dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
- Add in chocolate chips and gently stir.
- Fill muffin tins and bake for 20 minutes.
- Try to wait for them to cool before eating 🙂