Monday, August 27, 2012

Monkey Muffins

          I call these Monkey Muffins, not because they have anything to do with Monkey Bread.  I call them that because I use banana vanilla yogurt.  It's the Banilla from Stony Field Farm actually.  I love banana ice cream with chocolate chips, so this is a take on that in a muffin.

          These are super moist muffins because of the yogurt inside.  You can definitely freeze these so they can make a quick breakfast meal any time during the week when you're in a rush.

         I use whole wheat flour and flax seed meal in these muffins, so there is some nutrition in them.

Here are the ingredients.

  1. 1 Cup all purpose flour
  2. 1 1/2 Cup white whole wheat flour
  3. 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  4. 1 tsp baking soda
  5. 1/4 Cup golden flax seed meal
  6. 1/2 tsp salt
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 1 1/2 Cup banilla yogurt
  9. 1/4 Cup sugar
  10. 4 Tbl melted butter
  11. 1 Cup chocolate chips
Makes 32 mini muffins.

Please note that you can adapt this recipe for what you have on hand.  You can use only all purpose flour, omit the flax, and use a different flavor yogurt.

Preheat your oven to 375F.

First combine all of your dry ingredients(items 1-6) in a bowl and mix.

Then mix your eggs, melted butter, sugar, and yogurt in another bowl.

Afterwards combine the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until combined.  Then add your chocolate chips if desired.

I made mini muffins.  I placed mini muffin/mini cupcake holders in a mini muffin pan.  I then filled each one about 3/4 of the way up.  It was about a tablespoon full.

Then place the muffins in the middle rack of your oven for 12 minutes.  Check with a cake tester to make sure they are done.  If you are making full size muffins, cooking time may be 18 minutes or longer.

Once out of the oven, take the muffins out of the muffin pan and place them on a cooling rack.  If they stay too long in the pan they will get hard and dry.

Once they are cooled, you can freeze them by placing them in a Zip Lock bag or a plastic storage container.  To defrost, take them out of the freezer the night before, or a few hours before you plan to eat them, and place them on your counter in a plastic bag or a storage container.  Breakfast done!

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