I've mentioned before that I worked at a coffee shop in my hometown throughout high school and on breaks my freshman year of college. That coffee shop is no longer in business, which makes me even more nostalgic for all the delicious baked goods, amazing regulars, and delectable smell of fresh ground coffee.
One of my favorite treats were the muffins. Made entirely from scratch, they were huge, dense, and oh-so-sweet. The best variety, in my opinion, was banana chocolate chip.
The ingredients for these muffins are simple, and if you keep bananas on hand, you probably have the rest in your kitchen already!
⅔ cup butter, softened
½ cup granulated or raw cane sugar
¼ cup brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs, beaten
1¼ cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup chocolate chips
1. Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy
2. Add beaten eggs and 1/2 the flour.
3. Fold in the rest of the flour, baking powder, & mashed bananas.
4. Fold in chocolate chips.
5. Scoop evenly into muffin tins, sprinkle raw sugar on top, & bake for 20 min (slightly less if you're using a dark pan)
Seriously, bake for less time if you're using a dark pan. This is a brand-new dark pan and the muffins were on the brink of too-well-done when I pulled them out at 19 min.