Friday, October 22, 2010

A yummy treat!

Where have I been??????

We have been traversing the country on a week long road trip!  Elizabeth, Sara and myself covered about 2500 miles and hit seven colleges in five days!  I have LOTS of pics and LOTS of stories and  LOTS of incredible college facts to tell but that will have to wait.  After our five day "workcation" (that word needs to be submitted to the Webster dictionary) I have LOTS of catching up to do!  So, I am going to submit the post that I have been wanting to write, and won't take quite as much time as the "great college road trip post"!  Wait until you see my pictures of fall foliage.......up until now, I live fall vicariously through other people's blogs, always jealous of their beautiful leaf photos....but now ~ prepare to be jealous of mine!  Stay tuned.........

Back to this post ~  Ellen and I made the most awesome muffins and I want to share the recipe.  They are Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins and they are some of the best muffins I have ever put in my mouth.  

Start with: 
One egg
One large ripe banana
3 tbsp butter
1/2 cup buttermilk ~ (see my tip for making butter on sidebar and you can use your homemade buttermilk if you make butter!)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Place these ingredients in blender (or Mr. Blendtec) and blend until pureed and consistency is smooth. 
Preheat over to 350 degrees. 

Then ~ add 
1/2 cup of sugar
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

Blend until batter is smooth (or press the "batter" button on Blendtec)

Pour into muffin tins - our goal was to pour the batter and not "spill on the sides" as cleaning muffin tins is not fun.  

Ellen came up with the idea of using a spoon to catch the drips while pouring as she moved from muffin to muffin.  It worked!

Add chocolate chips!  We used a mixture of chocolate and white chocolate chips.

Cook until golden brown.  Double the batch as they go quickly.
I am off to make a batch right now as soon as I press the publish button!

Teaser for next post!!!!!!

 Have a great weekend!


  1. Wow! These look yummy too!
    I left the bread pudding and the white hot chocolate recipes on separate comments following my post today. Get over there and do some cut/paste work.
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Thanks for the sweet compliment! You're my new bff because I'm doing some thinking this weekend about that blog of mine. Most days I go between wanting to hang it up so I can have more time to do my "real" work and digging in deeper to make it better. Today has been one of "those" days!
    I look forward to seeing more of your blog. I really do visit the blogs of people who visit mine. It helps me be in touch with what everyone else is writing about.

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