Best housewife ever! Or banana chocolate chip muffins

School has been back in session for about three weeks now. I finally feel like we are starting to get back into the swing of things, but my new routine during the day still feels really weird. I actually have time to do stuff. I often find myself baking during the day in preparation for the kids when they get home starving...or are my kids the only ones?

Because we all tend to have a few ripe bananas hanging around, I thought I would share with you how I make a nice healthy snack that is easy to pack in lunches or to satisfy those kid cravings after a day at school.

I've been making chocolate chip banana muffins for about two years now, and I get lots of requests for these. I feel good about making them because they are fairly healthy and I usually have most of the items on hand. Want the recipe too? O.k. here it is:

2-3 large bananas, ripe
2/3 cup sugar
2 large eggs
6 tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup quick oats
1/2 cup flax seed
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup milk
2/3 cup chocolate chips

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
In mixer, mix bananas, add sugar and eggs and mix well. Stir in melted butter and vanilla. Add flour, baking soda, and milk. Mix in chocolate chips last

Spoon batter in to 12-18 paper lined muffin cups, filling mostly full.
Bake 20-22 minutes or until golden.

Let muffins stand for about 5 minutes

I often double this recipe, and I have even been able to modify it to make it gluten, dairy and soy free. You can add nuts and cranberries or raisins to spice it up a bit too!

Try 'em out. You just might get the best housewife award for the day!

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