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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

If you are on the hunt for a delicious, easy muffin to start out your day, 
these Double Chocolate Banana Muffins are it!

double chocolate banana muffins (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I'm struggling a bit here.

It is nearing the end of June and I'm struggling.  I have three kids that are eating me out of the house. I feel like I never leave the kitchen.  When one meal is done and I've cleaned up they are asking about the next meal.

I want them to be back in school.

Yes, I just said that and I have no shame.  I love summer and I love all our activities but I cannot keep enough food in this house to sustain them.  I am not a big pre-packaged food buyer {minus the much needed string cheese, raisins, some crackers and the occasional applesauce} so our grab-n-go options are a bit more limited.

Take these muffins for instance.  I made a batch one morning...and by batch I mean 16 muffins. Sixteen muffins is a lot don't you think?  Not in this family.  They were gone by the next day.

double chocolate banana muffins (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I try and bake something...anything...during the week {often twice a week} to get us through those snack times and hurried rush out of the door mornings.

These Harvest Muffins are an all time favorite, as well as my Blueberry Oat Breakfast Cookies and my personal favorite {because really, it is all about ME} are my No-Bake Banana Nut Bites.

Any one of these will grace our house during any given time of the week.  I'm often having to double batch some of them.  My kids eat like dinosaurs!  Everyone comments on it.

"Your kids can eat."  They say.

"Your kids will eat anything!"  They say.

Yes, I know, trust me, I know.

double chocolate banana muffins (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

So what is the point of all of this?

I'm trying to get better.  I'm trying to take it all in this summer while we are all under one roof driving each other crazy.  I'm trying to have things on hand so when I can say they can have a snack it is there and ready.

Side note.  When do they stop asking when they can eat?  10?  At which point do you just let them decide?  At almost 7, 5 and 2, I've still got my reins pulled tight, but I'd love to know from other parents when I can ease up.  Send me your thoughts, okay?

Back to these delicious muffins.

I want to die in the batter.  It is so good.  The banana keeps them moist and the mini chocolate chips keep them gooey.  They pretty much taste like dessert.

Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

1 stick butter, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1 egg
1 banana, mashed
1/4 c. honey
1 t. vanilla
1/2 c. Greek yogurt {plain or vanilla}
1 c. flour
1 t. baking soda
2 T. cocoa
1 c. mini chocolate chips

1.  Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Fill a 24-cup muffin pan with liners {will probably only use 16}.  This is my favorite pan!
2.  In a bowl combine the wet ingredients: mashed banana, softened butter, honey, vanilla, yogurt and egg.
3.  Sift in the dry ingredients: sugar, flour, baking soda and cocoa, stirring just to combine.
4.  Fold in the chocolate chips.
5.  Using a cookie scoop {trust me, get this one, it creates the PERFECT amount of batter in each cup}, fill the cups with a heaping scoop of muffin batter.
6.  Bake for 18-20 minutes, until cracked on top and they push back to the touch.
7.  Allow to cool for 10 minutes before eating.
double chocolate banana muffins (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Muffin fanatic like me?

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