Wednesday, September 5, 2018

When Your Heart Says Bake and Your Head Says Don't Bake

My head says "It is not autumn yet and it is too hot to heat up the oven baking frivolous things like Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins!"

My tummy says "Hush, head."

My mouth says "Yeah, listen to your tummy."

My ♥ speaks the loudest - "BAKE!"

My ♥ always wins.  I don't know if that is a good thing or not.

I think it's best to make as many of your body parts happy as possible.  So I baked!

Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

3-4 large bananas, mashed
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon allspice
1 egg
1/3 cup butter, melted (I used vegetable oil)

Chocolate Chips or Chocolate Chunks (use as many as you desire - bwahahaha)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat muffin pans with non-stick spray, or use paper liners. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

Combine bananas, sugars, allspice, egg, and melted butter (or oil) in a large bowl. Fold in flour mixture, and mix until smooth. Add chocolate chips/chunks.  Scoop into muffin pans.

Bake in preheated oven. Bake mini muffins for 10 to 15 minutes, and medium muffins for approximately 20 minutes. Muffins will spring back when lightly tapped.

Makes a dozen medium size muffins.  Enjoy!


  1. Oh YUM!
    Sometimes a girl just needs a sweet treat :)
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    p.s. Do I spy darling dishes from Walmart? I bought that set recently. Love them!

    1. Yes, you do spy with your little eye Walmart dishes. Great minds think alike!! You are welcome for the recipe!

  2. Hi Gina, I am with you, follow your heart, the muffins sound so yummy! I love to bake especially when fall and winter arrive.
    I am catching up since I have been absent from blogging... and was so touched by your post of giving your talents away, you are so precious and generous, as I am a recipient of your generosity and talents.
    Your giveaway sounds wonderful and most generous too! What I will miss most about summer is the fresh veggies from my garden, what I won't miss is all this heat and humidity that just won't go away. LOL
    I have always wanted a llama, to add to our farm, oh!well maybe someday. ~smile~
    As always such a joy to visit.
    Blessings, Sue

    1. Sue, I hope one day you will have your llama! I think I'd prefer an alpaca. ♥

      I love to bake too and can hardly wait for the weather to stay cooler! I too will miss our vegetable garden and NOT the humidity!!

  3. I think your stomach will be happy your heart won :) Looks so yummy!

    1. Connie, they are really good. We ate some and then I froze some for later.


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