Don’t you just love it when one of your always-on-your-grocery-list items is in season?
It’s that time of year when almost all of my favorite fruits and veggies are in season, which is great news for parents going through baby-led weaning, like me!
My baby girl LOVES bananas! I call her Banana Girl. So, I pick up a few bananas every time I pop into the grocery store.
The double score? My husband LOVES banana walnut chocolate chip muffins.
So, you can guess what’s being consumed on a daily basis in our house right now…yep, bananas.
Whether they’ve been rolled in rice cereal, mashed into a muffin, or blended into my smoothie, everyone is eating bananas.
As most of my go-to recipes, this is one that came together after trying a few I’d found on Pinterest after my husband’s first request for banana walnut chocolate chip muffins. He thinks they’re great for breakfast as he’s running out the door to work, and I think they’re great with a cup of afternoon coffee!
Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffins
1.5 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 medium-size bananas (or 1.5 large bananas)
1/8-1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips (per personal preference)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, flaxseeds, and salt.
Combine egg, oil, milk, lemon juice, and vanilla in a separate bowl.
Stir the wet ingredient mixture into the dry ingredients.
Mash up your bananas with a fork in your now empty wet bowl. Add your chocolate chips and walnuts. Then fold them into your batter.
Grease your muffin tin or drop in muffin tin liners. Fill each cup 3/4 full. Bake at 350 for 20-25 min or until golden brown on top and a toothpick comes out clean.
Enjoy for breakfast, like my hubby, or for snack time, like me!
Do you have an always-on-your-grocery-list item that everyone in the house eats but in different ways? Comment below! I’d love some inspiration to give my grocery list a little more versatility!