March 22, 2009

Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

About a month or so ago, Deborah at Jersey Bites introduced me to Twitter. I had heard of it, but didn't know much about it. So, I signed up and jumped right in and found some of my blogging friends there! It's really quite fun to chat with them about various topics and another great thing is when I can't remember where a recipe is located someone will come to my rescue!

While chatting on Twitter one day, Judy at No Fear Entertaining mentioned a muffin she was making that she found at Elle's New England Kitchen. I know, it seems like one of those stories that is about my best friend's sister's ex-boyfriend's cousin's little brother - or something like that. Stay with me though. Judy made the muffins as directed by the recipe shared by Elle. Then, she had a brainstorm on how to lighten them up and make them a bit healthier by subbing a bit of whole wheat pastry flour and applesauce for some of the all-purpose flour and the oil. She mentioned that the subs worked out really well and that it made the muffins a bit healthier. I was sold! Of course, I didn't bookmark the recipe (I probably did but I have probably a thousand bookmarked in my Google reader) so, I asked her on Twitter and she was able to find it for me within moments. Thanks, Judy!

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I managed to hide a couple of bananas from My Youngest this week so I could let them become nice and ripe just for this recipe. It went together rather quickly. Keep in mind the batter will be very dry, but as Judy says keep working with it and it will come together.

These Double Chocolate Banana Muffins are nice and moist and taste like a treat with each bite. I had to use Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Cocoa as that's all I had left. It worked out nicely, and the chocolate flavor was very intense. My Oldest declared them "yummy" and gave them the double thumb's up. I loved the specks of banana throughout, you could really taste the banana flavor in each bite.
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13 comments:

Heather said...

mmmm. chocolate and banana - sounds so yummy! i could definitely eat a few of these :)

ChefDruck said...

What a great combo. and the picture looks great! Thanks for the recipe.

I also have such trouble keeping all my bookmarks and my google reader stuff straight.

Mary said...

Patsy, you can't go wrong with this combination. Very, very nice. I have an award for you to pick up on my site.

LaDue & Crew said...

Perfect combo, Patsy! Yum!

I am still SO confused about Twitter! I may have to get a tutorial from you!

Christy said...

Mmmm, these look wonderful and I love the combination of chocolate and banana. :)

Cate said...

Looks delicious, and a perfect quick breakfast on the go.

Aggie said...

Hello Twitter friend! Or is there a name for that like Tweep? These muffins look great, I will have to try these next time I have ripe bananas! Love that you lightened them up!

kathy said...

Just found you and really enjoying your blog. These look and sound divine
Thanks for sharing the recipe

HoneyB said...

I have been craving bananas. I actually bought them today and had one on my way home. I pat myself on the back for doing that instead of going thru the drive thru! lol

These muffins look great. I am going to miss all my blog surfing for a while!!

Dawn said...

oh yum, oh yum indeed. nothing like double chocolate muffins!

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

I'm so glad you liked them and they worked out for you. I need to make some of those again!!!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

I am so addicted to Twitter, and isn't cool how recipes are being shared these days! These look great, and I have the same problem with bananas around here. They get eaten before they're ripe enough to bake with!

Girl Japan said...

Choco and Bananas are a fab combination!!!

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