I have been doing a lot of my own baking these days. There are a lot of advantages: 1) I use only real ingredients, often organic 2) I save money 3) I LOVE baking! There is somethig so satisfying about putting a bunch of powders and fluids together, adding heat and tada, a completely new creation appears.
I have been noodling in the kitchen long enough that I can wing it. I came up with something so tasty yesterday, I thought I’d share it with you.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins
2 Cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
half teaspoon baking soda
half teaspoon salt
quarter cup organic unbleached sugar
1 mashed up banana
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
quarter cup oil
1 cup of soy milk
one cup chocolate chips (I like to use big dark chocolate chips)
Big ‘ol dollop of peanut butter (approximately a quarter cup)
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. (Use a bowl you love to mix things in. Love is an important ingredient.) Add the wet ingredients until just mixed. Then gently stir in chips. Swirl in the peanut butter last.
Spoon into a greased muffin tin.
Bake at 375 for approximately 20 minutes. Your kitchen will smell sooooo good! Allow muffins to cool before handling. Pop them out with a knife and enjoy!