Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Banana Nana Fo Fana

WW Banana CC muffins, originally uploaded by mud pie gourmet.

My kids tend to go through phases of what they will gorge themselves on. Example: Little Man will eat 2 bananas in two minutes, but will not want any the following day. Boo will eat a heap of green beans one night, but another night she won't have touched them. They are good at trying new foods, yet have their favorites. Still, sometimes they don't even want their favorites if they are not in the mood. Hence, sometimes I don't have any bananas when we need them, other times they just sit on the counter getting brown and black. Here's my cure for not wasting those "nanas."

Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

1/4 cup olive oil
4 T softened butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup applesauce
1 cup mashed, ripe bananas
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1-1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line or grease muffin tins.

Combine olive oil, butter and sugar and mix until combined well. In another bowl combine flour, soda, and salt. Add eggs, applesauce, bananas and vanilla to butter mixture. Add dry ingredients and combine. Mix in chocolate chips by hand.

Place batter into muffin tins (I use a cookie scoop so they are the same size). If you are using miniature muffin tins cook for about 20 minutes, if you are using regular muffin tins cook for 25 minutes.