Tag: cupcakes

Banana Espresso Chocolate Muffins

These muffins are easy, fast, and absolutely mouthwatering delicious! See how quickly it will take you to devour all twelve.

What you may not know about me is that I used to have a cupcake business. Of course, this was before babies. I tried many different cupcake recipes before developing my own. This banana espresso chocolate chip muffin recipe I found along the way from Baked: New Frontiers in Baking I never adjusted this recipe because why mess with perfection!


  • 1 1/2 cup mashed bananas (about 4 very ripe bananas, I put mine in a small food processor)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 stick melted unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups Unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. instant espresso powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (I only use Nestle)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees:

  • Start with mashing your bananas in your food processor and melt your butter to have it ready.
  • In a medium bowl mix together both sugars, egg, melted butter, milk, and banana. I usually just stir this with a rubber scraper.
  • In another bowl whisk together your dry ingredients. Flour, baking soda, salt, and espresso powder.
  • Make a well in your dry ingredients to pour your wet ingredients into. Stir until just combined.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.

  • Use an ice cream scoop to scoop batter into a pre-greased muffin tin.

  • Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool 10 minutes in muffin tin and remove muffins to a cooling rack.
  • Yummy!!!

TIP: I never cool my cupcakes and muffins 100% before storing. I have found that if they are still a tad warm (I mean a tad), and store them in an airtight container they stay super moist.  DO NOT store your cupcakes or muffins in the fridge, I find that it dries them out.

ABC’s of Blogging

This was a lot of fun. I’ve been seeing this going around and I’m glad I participated. Elaine and Jennifer are hosting this month. So here it goes.

A. Attached or Single?Attached. We’ve been married for almost seven years. We met on a blind date and it was love at first sight.

B. Best Friend? I would like to think my husband. I also have a childhood best friend that I feel probably knows me more than anyone.  That’s an important person to have.

C. Cake or pie? Cake, if I make it. I love baking. I used to have a cupcake business (before babies).

D. Day of choice? My days all blur together anymore so I don’t really have one. Lol, I usually never know what day it is.

E. Essential Item? Lipgloss, I feel instantly better when I have it on. Although, I would say for me it would also be my contacts because I am blind as a bat.

F. Favorite Color? To wear, probably pink or yellow. When I was little I hated pink. I wouldn’t let my Mum put me in it because it was to girly. I love it now. I also like wearing yellow because it’s a happy color.

G. Gummy bears or worm? Yeah, not really a fan of either. If you twisted my arm to eat one, I’d eat whichever was sour.

H. Hometown? Not where I am now.:)

I. Favorite Indulgence? A long soak in a hot bath with scented epsom salt and a glass of red wine while listening to Mumford and Sons. I don’t get enough of those moments.

J. January or July? Hands down July, January is to cold.

K. Kid? A boy and a girl that are 13 months apart. My oldest is 2 months from two.  Oh boy, that’s scary!

L. Life isn’t complete without? My babies and husband. I couldn’t live without the joy of traveling to far off places either.

M. Marriage date? *

N. Number of brothers/sisters? *

O. Oranges or Apples? Apples, Honeycrisp are my favorite but they’re hard to find.

P. Phobias? Hmmm, elevators freak me out. Not big on caves or being in water that I can’t see the bottom.

Q. Quotes? “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Thoreau

R. Reasons to smile? My children, my husband, travel, and being healthy.

S. Season of choice? I love when everything comes alive in the Spring. I also love when leaves turn and they are falling to the ground in Fall. I love the crunch beneath my feet.

T. Tag 5 People. Dana, Jodi, Steffany, Stephanie, Keryn

U. Unknown fact about me? I got whooping cough right after our honeymoon. I was in bed or on the couch for three months. It was the worst experience.

V. Vegetable? My new favorite vegetable is parsnips. I make a killer parsnip puree.

W. Worst habit? Being hard on myself!

X. Xray or Ultrasound? Ultrasound is probably better for you. All the ultrasounds I’ve had were for good things.

Y. Your favorite food? Give it to me European style with a platter of assorted meats, cheeses, tomatoes, and fresh baked bread…and a bottle of wine. I’m in heaven.

Z. Zodiac sign? Gemini

If you want to participate just copy the questions onto your blog and go for it. Make sure you link up with Elaine or Jennifer.