The holy month of Ramadan is going on for all Muslims worldwide. During "Iftar", when it is time for them to break their fast, they usually have some family or friends around and it is a small celebration of kinds each day. This recipe comes in handy for Iftar as there is not much to be done in the actual process of prepping and cooking.
Servings: makes around 2 dozen mini-muffins and one dozen muffins.
Whole wheat flour: 2 cups + 1 tbsp ( for Gluten-free,use oat flour)
Baking soda: 1 tsp
Ground cinnamon: ½ tsp
Ground nutmeg: ¼ tsp
Vanilla extract:1 tsp
Brown sugar:3/4 cup
Eggs: 3 beaten ( For eggless version, use 3 tbsp flaxmeal mixed in 9 tbsp water).
Overripe bananas: 2 cups(3-4 bananas),mashed
Dark Chocolate chips :1/2 cup +1/2 cup,chopped.
Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line the muffin and mini-muffin pans with cupcake liners and keep ready.
Mix 1/2 cup chocolate chips with 1 tbsp flour and keep aside.
Beat together the butter, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg in a medium bowl until smooth. Add the banana, and eggs, beating until smooth.
Add the flour stirring until smooth. Mix in 1/2 cup chocolate chips.Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pan until each liner is 3/4 full. Drop 3-4 chocolate chip on top of each muffin 2-3 on each mini-muffin.
Place the pan on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 15 mins for the muffin pan and 6-8 mins for the mini-muffin pan. Do check if done by inserting a toothpick into the center of the muffin. It should come out clean.
Remove the pan from the oven and allow it to cool for 10 minutes before removing the muffins out of the pan onto a rack to cool completely.
Serve warm or at room temperature.
Enjoy with a nice cup of coffee or tea.
Cooking made easy:
Cupcake liners are easy to use in muffin pans as it makes cleaning the pans a breeze. Also packing, serving and eating the muffin when a liner is used is easier and more hygienic. Iy looks pretty too..However, if you run out of liners, you can grease the muffin pan and make pour the batter directly into the pan .
Tip for healthy living:
Using whole wheat flour in cakes and muffins makes desserts a tiny bit more healthier as whole wheat flour has more nutrients and is less processed than all purpose flour or maida.
Food for thought:
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting. Edmund Burke