Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Muffin Stories...Banana Choc-chip Muffins

I have been craving to own a muffin pan since the time I started baking.. and finally the time has arrived !

I remember how I used to get annoyed when my mom used to stop at the utensil section at every store we used to visit..and now I do absolutely the same..Have you guys observed that as well?

So, the decision was obvious that my next recipe had to be that of muffins and I was looking for a perfect recipe to do my pilot test with the old adage in mind that “the first impression had to be the best impression (I do mean of the muffin pan) ”.

Last week, one late evening I got bitten by the baking bug and quickly googled up some muffin recipes with bananas and that’s when I realized what could be more perfect for a first start than the traditional banana muffins .

BANANA MUFFINS (with and without chocolate chips)
Yields 12 muffins
(adapted from here)


Bowl 1
1.5 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar ( I reduced it from the actual 2/3 cup)
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

Bowl 2
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 large)
1 large egg
1/2 cup melted margarine ( Replaced the actual unsalted butter, melted)
1/4 cup milk
-1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (Instead of actual 3/4 cup since I wanted to make both with/without chocolate chips)
Preheat oven to 350° F/180 C. Line twelve muffin cups with muffin liners.
Mix bowl 1 items in a large bowl and bowl 2 items in another one. Stir wet mixture into the dry one, but do not over-mix. 
I used an ice-cream scoop to pour in the batter into the muffin liners upto about 3/4th capacity and sprinkled few chocolate chips onto only a couple of the muffins.
Bake for about 25-30 minutes until muffins rise and turn golden. Allow it to cool for atleast 15 minutes before you dig into them
Me and hubby liked the one with choc-chips. But my in-laws liked the one without them. Guess it all depends on one's personal choices. Though next time, I would like to try banana muffins without eggs and with also addition of some whole wheat flour.



  1. Your muffins look fabulous! You did your new muffin pan proud :) - Jennifer from I Love Muffins

  2. Wow... I haven't ventured into baking yet so I naturally get spooked when I hear words like "preheat oven" :P But you're doing a fab job! When I visit, maybe you can teach me the finer details of baking. Keep going!

  3. Congrads Gayatri on a new apartment. Have fun with your oven. Its my first time here. Am following you.


  4. Woww.. these muffins look so yummy sweets.. I am surely gonna try this one :) Will let you know how it turned out :)

  5. Guess What.. I baked these lovely muffins :D Shall post the pics soon :D

  6. They looks so yummy. One muffin with choco chips pls, the next time you visit Bahrain.

  7. There are a few things I crave for every now and then, and this is one of them. This looks amazing and I can't resist the urge to whip up something for afternoon tea.

    Girl, I missed your posts and I've been busy catching up. Congrats to all the wonderful news, new blog design, and--beautiful pictures! xx

  8. Yummy muffins! I'm happy to see bloggers who are new to baking too, just like me! It's nice to share experiments and learn together! Happy baking :)

  9. Dear All..

    Regret the extremely delayed response..

    Jen -Thank u so mch for that ! From now it's gonna be muffins n muffins n more..hehe

    Tina- Thanks dear but still miles away from ur lovely naadan comfort recipes !

    Cna- It truly was yum !

    Dhanya-Haha, it's not as complicated as it looks like. Just a few basics and rest all depends on a reliable recipe. I am an amateur by any standard but would be more than happy to share whatever little I know..

    Anzz- Thank u so much for the support and do visit often..Loved ur space as well..

    Gopz- Sweetie..sorry for the late reply, u tried it?? Did ur hubby like them? Do post the glad u liked them..Mail u soon..

    Anita- haha..tht's so sweet of ya..Ofcourse one for u..So much of an amateur when compared to u..

    Nashira- It truly was awesome and perfect with a hot cuppa..Do try them and let me know..But do also discover a possibility of Eggless muffins..

  10. first time in your space...banana choco chip muffins look awesome dear....happy to follow ur visit mine whenever u hav time :-)

  11. Now , these are a few cute looking muffins! :)
    The picture has come out well! and your dream about shooting glamorous cakes is going to happen in the near future!
    Happy Clicking with your new DSLR! :)

    ..and yeah..dont ask me about how i shot the step wise. fingers dripping with oil and the sticky camera tasted the dough, cheese, herbs and hot pizza well before us ;)..he deserves a bit of treat everytime for not letting me down..;)

  12. Thank u so much Sonali for paying a visit and have already visited your lovely space..

    Hey Bharathy..That's utterly sweet of you my dear...I hope so too..Hope so..Haha I like it how you share everything with HIM but unfortunately this cam belongs to the husband and if I as much breathe heavily on it, he decides to shun me away from it..sigh..

  13. Lovely soft muffins,yummy!!
    First time here,glad to follow your space Gayathri!!
    Do visit my space n I would love if you follow my space too..
    You can link this to my event as well..
    Ongoing Event -Christmas Delicacy (15 Nov-31 Dec 2011)
    Erivum Puliyum

  14. Muffins looks great dear.. keep rocking.. :)


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