Last night my mother and brother came over in order for them to be here at 3 a.m. so I could drive him to Logan Airport. Yup, you read that right, we left the house at (closer to) 3:30 a.m. While no one in my family is a morning person (bar my father), we always seem to pick these early morning departures, whether it be via airplane or car, and this trip was no different. To be fair, he is going to be traveling for over 24 hours the way the tickets were booked, so I don’t have as much to complain about as say, he does, AND we chose to stay up until two hours before departure time…so I’ll take some of this blame.
Needless to say, last night I didn’t have time to post, so I’m making it up for it now.
So yesterday, before my brother and mother came over, Zara wanted a tea party. I thought this sounded like a great idea and readily agreed before realizing she thought this meant we would be making cakes for the tea party…first. Once this was realized, I looked around, noticed 3 significantly brown bananas, and thought, right, chocolate chip banana baby muffins. (Zara, prefers everything if they are baby).
This is what you’ll need;
3 overripe bananas
1 egg at room temperature
2/3 cups sugar
1.5 cups flour
1.5 tea baking powder
1/4 tea salt
1 stick softened butter
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350. Take out 2 bowls. In one bowl, put all 3 overripe bananas, unpeeled. Give you toddler a fork and let them go to town mashing them up. This could get messy, but so what? It’s mashed banana!
In the other bowl, while they are mashing, add flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Trade bowls with your toddler. Let them sift this white mixture, while you ensure the bananas are all mashed. Put flour bowl aside. Add egg and softened butter to banana mixture and either you or your toddler stir well. Measure out milk, pour in, mix until incorporated.
Finally, have your toddler dump the flour mixture into the banana mixture, stir, and then add the chocolate chips.
Spray muffin tins ( I did two baby and one regular), add mixture to tins. Bake baby muffins for 11 minutes, regular for 15 or until a toothpick is inserted cleanly.
Plate your tea party. Enjoy!