Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sourdough Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

This post is a day late and I apologize. You see, yesterday was National Chocolate Chip day and I let it pass without honoring it properly. (Would you be surprised to also find out that I buy more belated birthday cards than regular ones?)

From this day forward I will never again miss any national "food" day because I have found the mother load of national food day lists. With National Quiche Lorraine day approaching in just a few short days and National Wine Day close behind, I've got my work cut out for me.

Sourdough Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar (I used Splenda)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp buttery sweet dough flavor (optional)
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1 cup sourdough starter
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 12-count cupcake pan with paper liners and spray lightly with cooking spray.

In large bowl whisk together the whole wheat pastry flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.

Using a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the egg, vanilla and buttery sweet dough flavor (if using) and beat well. Add the bananas and sourdough starter and mix until well combine.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until everything is moistened well. Do not overmix.
Stir in the chocolate chips.

Divide batter evenly among the cupcake liners. Bake in preheated oven for 23-25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow muffins to cool in pan for 5 minutes before removing from pan to cool completely on cooling rack.

18 comments:

Rosemary & Garlic said...

Let me join you for wine day. I'm worried about burnout

June said...

OOOHHH NOOOO! Of all things - I had to go and miss National Eat What You Want Day. My life as I knew it is OVER! Lovely muffins Mags and gorgeous pics!

tasteofbeirut said...

Wonderful recipe and the whole wheat flour gives them so much more "bite" and rusticity!

Pam said...

I've got to go check out that food lists! How could I have missed chocolate chip day!!

Barbara @ moderncomfortfood said...

What a font of useful information -- and wonderful recipes! -- you are. I'm bummed that I missed national chocolate chip day but will do penance for that terrible oversight by doing double duty on national wine day. This recipe looks fabulous, and I look forward to trying it. Stumbled.

Velva said...

That is a hoot that there is a food list we can follow.

btw, I buy many more belated cards than regular ones too.

Your sourdough banana chocolate chip muffins look deliicous!

Abby said...

Yum! Those look great!

Leslie said...

These look fantastic! I must get a sourdough starter going but I'm afraid it will take over my life. I have to go check out that food list...

Megan said...

I am a sucker for banana chocolate chip anything! These look delicious. And I love quiche Lorraine, so I need to find out which day that is!

Julie said...

These look delicious. I didn't know there was such a thing as the buttery flavoring.

I am all about the wine day. :)

Amanda said...

Oh thanks for sharing that link, it IS the mother load! These muffins look great!

Jennifer said...

I have never had sourdough muffins, but I have to say I am loving this idea and must make soon!! beautiful!!!

Katrina said...

Love the look of those muffins and the sourdough sounds like an interesting addition.

Grumpy and HoneyB said...

LOL, well your better than me because while I think its cool to have the National Day list - I have no desire to stress myself out making sure I have something for each day. LOL. I'm like you, I have tended to have more belated cards than on time ones. The only ones I make sure I'm not late for are my sons and my two and only nephews!

stephchows said...

great use for extra starter!

Linda said...

You had me at sourdough! Sometimes, when I feed my starter, I just don't feel like making bread. Or maily don't need to as the freezer is overflowing! And I feel so guilty throwing some away! These are just what the Dr ordered! Thanks!

Moogie said...

Mags... what a great and interesting recipe. By the way, Friday is National Send Your Best Blogging Friend Money Day. I'll be waiting by the mail box... :)

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

I really need to get some sourdough starter... I keep seeing all sorts of lovely sourdough recipes. I think this one has put me over the edge, though... Never heard of sourdough muffins before, but I like the idea!!