Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Today was a big day for me. I got up early this morning and baked Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins to take to my grandma and grandpa tonight. Grandma is celebrating a milestone birthday on Tuesday and in lieu of a traditional birthday present I am taking her some baking.  I hope they enjoy the moist and delicious banana chocolate chip muffins!

Banana chocolate chip muffins are a great way to use overripe bananas

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The second item on my agenda was a haircut… but this was not an ordinary haircut!  I have been growing my hair out for a number of years to donate it to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, which makes wigs for cancer patients.  Today was the day!

Before donating 8 inches of my hair to Pantene Beautiful LengthsBefore donating 8 inches of my hair to Pantene Beautiful LengthsDonating 8 inches of my hair to Pantene Beautiful LengthsAfter donating 8 inches of my hair to Pantene Beautiful LengthsDonating 8 inches of my hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths

I was shocked to read that it takes 8-15 ponytails to make one wig.  Pantene Beautiful Lengths accepts hair donations, then creates, ships and donates real-hair wigs to Canadian Cancer Society wig banks across Canada. There is no cost to the Society or to the individuals who receive these wigs. If you or your child meet the requirements, please consider sending your hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths as a meaningful way to support someone on a cancer journey. Read more on the Canadian Cancer Society’s website.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
 
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These moist and delicious muffins are loaded with banana flavour. For a different twist, substitute chopped walnuts for the chocolate chips and you have instant banana nut muffins.
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Recipe type: Baked Goods
Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed *
  • 6 tablespoons canola oil
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1½ cups white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease or line 18 large muffin cups.
  3. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine canola oil, sugar, salt, eggs and vanilla. Mix well.
  4. In a bowl or on a plate, mash the bananas with a fork and add to the canola oil mixture.
  5. Gently fold in flour, baking soda, baking powder and chocolate chips.
  6. When the batter is just combined (do not overmix!) fill muffin cups ¾ full using a large spoon or a small measuring cup to scoop the batter.
  7. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
Notes
* If you have overripe bananas and do not have time to bake banana muffins or banana bread (try my Peanut and Chocolate Banana Bread), throw the bananas in the freezer and defrost them when you are ready to use the bananas.

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