Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Finding More Time (Chocolate Banana Muffins Recipe)

Is there a way to find more hours in a day? Anyone? Anyone? I'm not trying to make excuses, I'm just wondering if anyone else is feeling overwhelmed by the amount of things to do in a day and how it affects creativity. I try to do everything I should do: get up, get dressed, cook, clean, homework with the kids, exercise, volunteer at the kids' school, smile and wave and say everything's fine and dandy, and even all that isn't easy to fit in a day's worth of hours... But when do I find the time to do what I want to do? Blogging, writing, photography, see friends, read a book... When do these things come into play? Seriously, how does everyone do it? Is it at all possible to get everything done? I'm not down in the dumps or anything, just in a rut I guess, just out of juice maybe, trying to get back in the swing of being creative without letting any of the other stuff get out of hand. Is it possible? Not sure yet...


Let's get started with these muffins. They're quick, they take care of those few overripe bananas on the counter and they're packed full of chocolate, not a bad combo if you ask me. And on a rainy day like today, I sure need a dose of quick, easy and chocolate! A cup of strong coffee doesn't hurt either. ;)


Chocolate Banana Muffins

1/3 cup canola oil
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 medium bananas, mashed
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

In a large bowl, mix together first 5 ingredients. In another bowl, mix all the other ingredients; add dry ingredients to wet mixing just until blended. Fill muffin tins lined with jumbo paper liners. Bake in a 375°F preheated oven for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.

Makes 12 jumbo muffins (about 15 smaller ones).

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14 comments:

Lauren at Keep it Sweet said...

Your muffins sound delish! Let me know if you find more time:-) I'd love some too!

Hovkonditorn said...

Looks delicious! Yes, I would like some more time too :)

Shannon Riley said...

This looks great! I love chocolate and bananas together! I'll have to try this sometime! :D

Friday Delights said...

Good Lawd, those muffins look good!! i am drooling profusely, yum!!

grace said...

how does one enhance a banana bread recipe? why, add chocolate, of course! if you stumble upon the secret to finding more time, do tell!

Katie said...

Mmm Bananas and chocolate is never a bad combination!

cookingmisadventures said...

I've been looking for a great chocolate banana muffin recipe since Starbucks got rid of theirs. Will definitely be trying this out! ~ Courtney

ChichaJo said...

I know how you feel! If you figure out how to get those extra hours please let me know. What helps me is to pencil in an actual block of "me-time" in my schedule (like blogging or brunch with the girls, or spa time) like it is an official work appointment :) As it should be since it is equally important! ;)

Those muffins look a delight! I always have the odd bananas that have to become overripe which I then freeze for recipes such as these!

purabi naha said...

Very delicious-looking muffins, indeed! I love your blog!!

WizzyTheStick said...

Please when you figure it out. I'd appreciate a heads up on finding more time too!

blueyed said...

just baked 15 of it - work wonders...
half gone, half still in the oven :D

Zeinab said...

these look yum!love your pictures-especially the one with the mug!keep up the great posts!
http://the-zen-baker.blogspot.com/

Tina @ Babycakes Blog said...

Those look and sound so good. I love chocolate chips in my banana bread, so I bet I would love banana in chocolate muffins! I am definitely going to have to try that one! Good luck with finding more time, I know how you feel, so much to do in a day.

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