I decided to try the Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe from Get It Ripe by Jae Steele. I’m so glad I did because these muffins are awesome! How much did I like them? Well, I couldn’t find discount bananas (i.e. starting to go brown) anywhere so I bought full price bananas *gasp*. I had to let them get brown just so I could make these muffins again. I even froze several dozen to take with me on our recent trip to Michigan (Booo! Hiss! Yes, I’m still ticked off at that state). Everyone loved them. More good news? I was at Caputo’s on Sunday and got a box of discount bananas for $2.00. Yipppeeee!!!
The muffins weren’t too dense. They were light but substantial, not a fluffy muffin. I just really like the way all the flavors came together. They are sweetened with maple syrup. I used the maple syrup I buy at the farm market which comes from Wisconsin. There is also cinnamon in the muffins and I used my favorite – Vietnamese Cinnamon from The Spice House. We got through a lot of cinnamon in our household. I usually buy the 8 oz. bulk bag for $9.99. I really like the staff at the Geneva, IL store. They are fun and very helpful. Where else can you buy spices and listen to someone tell you about their roommate – The Sock Tyrant? Good times.
What better way to display the muffin than on a thrift store find – a Salem North Star small plate. I bought it for 73¢ including tax when we were in Madison, WI last month. I don’t like to have everything matchy-matchy and have been picking up a variety of retro plates here and there.