Friday, March 27, 2009

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

1/4 cup walnut oil
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 large egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
3/4 cup buttermilk

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/3 cup milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 F.
Mix oil and sugar in large bowl. Add egg and vanilla and mix again. Add bananas and buttermilk and mix well and set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, flaxseed, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.
Pour flour mixture into banana mixture and stir until just combined. Add chocolate chips and stir to disperse chips in batter.
Spoon batter into greased mini muffin pan (makes 1 and 1/2 pans).
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Move to wire rack to cool. Serve warm or cooled.

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