Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread/ Texas Muffins with Greek Yogurt


I have so many recipes for banana bread and I bet many of you do also. This recipe is definitely a keeper and  on the top of the list to make again! 

Saw the recipe on Shopgirl and like that it has greek yogurt in it.

Maria adapted the recipe from Martha Stewart. She made one loaf.  I baked 6 Texas size muffins. 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil ( used canola oil)
2 eggs
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt 
1 tsp pure vanilla extract ( Watkins caramel extract)
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 large bananas)
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Raw sugar - sprinkle on top of the muffins

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Prepare the loaf pan or the muffin pan with non stick baking spray.

In a large size bowl combine the eggs ( which I always take out of the fridge and let come to room temp)oil, sugar and the vanilla( I used the caramel extract). Combine well with an electric mixer until smooth.

In a small bowl, add the flour,baking soda and salt which was sifted.

Take the dry ingredients and add them to the large bowl which contains the sugar,oil,eggs and vanilla ( or caramel) and mix well until well combined. Add the mashed bananas and greek yogurt and mix well.

When I add chocolate chip to a recipe I always place the chocolate chip in a small plastic bag and give them a light dusting with flour. This will prevent the chips from sinking to the bottom of the bread.

Once the chocolate chip are dusted fold them into the batter.

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan or muffin pan.  If using the Texas size muffin pan fill the case 3/4 full. Otherwise you will get overflow and a mess to clean up.

Sprinkle the muffins with raw sugar.

The loaf bakes for and hour and the Texas size muffins usual take 25- 30 minutes. Insert a toothpick and when it comes out clean you know they are done.

Let it cool in the pan for a few minutes and them remove.








31 comments:

  1. They look fabulous, Linda! I've never thought to make the bread into muffins! Glad you enjoyed them!! (And wish I had one for breakfast this morning!!)

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    1. Marie- I was only going to have a small taste- right! Ate a muffin and wanted more. If they weren't a gift believe me they would of been gone.

      Next time I might try a banana flavor yogurt. I'm sure making this recipe again.

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  2. Oh boy do they ever look good-what a fantastic photo. It makes me want to snitch one off of that pretty plate.

    I do what you do a lot Linda-I love my Texas muffin pans and use them over loaf pans......easier to freeze for individual portions.

    I'm gonna have to try this one the next time we have over-ripe bananas.....I do love my Greek yogurt. And doesn't that caramel extract ROCK? I'm well stocked on that too.

    Thanks Linda and Maria! :)

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    1. Carol- you heard all about these and how good they were. Once I get to Florida you know I'll be making more. You know what- I may add a different flavor chip-maybe butterscotch or cinnamon? What do you think?

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  3. Excellent idea making them muffins. I'm usually in a rush & make loaves. They look gorgeous Linda.

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  4. I agree Cyndy.. Muffins are great for freezing. If I make bread, I usually slice and freeze the slices separately. Muffins are less work.....They do look so good. You make me want to go off this crummy diet

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    1. I didn't get a chance to freeze them. If I didn't give them away I would of eaten them- They we SO good!

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    2. It won't let me get in to edit- Yes they WERE good! LOL

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  5. Yum! Now don't those look absolutely delicious! My granddaughter Kelsey loves that combo. I will make her some though I'll use regular muffin tins. Geez, maybe I should just get off my wallet and spring for a larger muffin tin! :-) Ray will be thrilled to go hunting for one! NOT! LOL

    Thanks, Linda!

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    1. Angela- tell Ray to do the same thing Gabe does- shop on amazon!

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  6. I love to make Banana bread. I will try this one. Never thought to use yogurt. Yummy I have all low fat flavors on hand.

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    1. Dottie- this was another recipe perfect for you!

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  7. They look great. And it has yogurt...yay!

    Pinning
    Thanks for sharing ;)

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    1. Thank Bobbi-I want to try another flavor next time I make them. One of the best banana bread/muffins I made in a long time

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  8. Great recipe, and I love the bread as muffins!
    I would love if you would stop by and share this post at my blog party, Celebrate It! It's all about celebrating the everyday things we do!
    http://thefreshmancook.blogspot.com/2014/10/celebrate-it-blog-party-12.html

    Hope to see you there!

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    1. Thanks for the invite- I'll go over asap!

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  9. Oh dear, another tasty looking recipe! I like the idea of cooking in muffin tins since banana bread is tricky to gage so that it isn't raw in the middle. Thank you for sharing this at the Art of Home-Making Mondays! Your food always looks so good Linda!!! :)

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  10. G'day and thanks for sharing at our #SayGdayParty Looks delish and wish could try one now!
    Please make sure to revisit and Say G'day to the hosts and people at the party if you haven't already!
    Cheers! Joanne @ What's On The List

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  11. Yum, these muffins look super yummy! Love banana treats. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

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  12. I like that you turned the bread into muffins. There's something about individual servings (even Texas-sized ones) that seem extra special. Baking with yogurt is something I've only recently done, but the results were great.
    Thank you for linking, Linda. Hope you have a nice week!

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    1. I love BIG muffins! See you Sunday ;-)

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  13. We love chocolate chip banana muffins. Thanks for linking up to last week's Creative K Kids' Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. I have pinned your post to the Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest board!

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  14. Sounds yummy! I like the addition of the yogurt. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Jan, I've made many banana breads and this is one of the top recipes I've made.

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  15. I have bookmarked for later use when I have some ready bananas. Sorry it has taken so long to get here. I went out of town then came home and have been in bed sick and hoping to kick this soon. Thanks for stopping by!!

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