I had some browning bananas to work with and wanted to try something other than the usual bread or cupcakes. I knew bananas and chocolate went well together and I knew chocolate and coffee went well together...but how about a combo of the two? I knew the flavors were there, but had no idea if these would rise and dome like a muffin.
Worked out very well, just keep a napkin handy to catch the crumbs!
*my pictures aren't always the best and my kitchen is always a mess when I bake*
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins makes 12-14
1 3/4 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
1 large egg
4 average sized mashed ripe bananas (3 if large)
3 tablespoons buttermilk (google on how to make the homemade version, if needed)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
6 teaspoons very strong coffee, cooled (I used instant espresso)
Chocolate Chip Topping
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
(optional: nuts, coconut, oats, etc, etc)
Mix butter, sugar (white), and egg until fluffy.