Gimme Some Fat

Okay, I am a believer in trying to eat healthfully… getting lots of veggies in with healthy proteins and all.  However, I’m also a big believer in the fact that food is meant to be enjoyed (I’m seriously good at enjoying my food).

So when I looked up recipes for banana chocolate chip muffins (they just sounded yummy), I found a recipe that was ranked 5 stars.  Thinking I hit the jackpot I opened the recipe and began to read, then reread.  I’m puzzled.  Where’s the fat?  I looked at a few of the reviews and read, “Finally a healthy muffin that tastes great.”

Well the minute I read “healthy” I was out.  Sorry (not really), certain foods are meant to have fats and baked goods are one of them.

These are warm and delicious; moist with strong, yet balanced, flavors.  I accidentally used three bananas instead of two (I have a big problem with not reading recipes carefully).  I also chose to make gigantic muffins instead of regular sized.  No reason, just wanted to play.

Super simple and fairly quick recipe for a lovely Sunday morning.  Enjoy!

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins (recipe care of epicurious.com)

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INGREDIENTS:  1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, 2/3 cup sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 large), 1 large egg, 1/2 cup unsalted butter (melted), 1/4 cup milk, 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS:  Preheat oven to 350°F. Line twelve 1/3-cup muffin cups with foil muffin liners. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Mix mashed bananas, egg, melted butter and milk in medium bowl. Stir banana mixture into dry ingredients just until blended (do not overmix). Stir in chocolate chips.  Divide batter among prepared muffin cups, filling each about 3/4 full. Bake muffins until tops are pale golden and tester inserted into center comes out with some melted chocolate attached but no crumbs, about 32 minutes. Transfer muffins to rack; cool.

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