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I read the instructions. They are about the same as the Cranberry bread last time. This time I had milk so I chose to make the muffins. I thawed one of my frozen bananas (they were on sale a few weeks ago) and checked the box. Whaddaya know - it says I can add mashed banana for additional flavor. It also says I can add chopped nuts or chocolate chips.
Chopped nuts would be a delicious addition and I love chopped nuts in banana bread or muffins. But Mr. is not around and I hate chopping nuts so . . . guess what. Chocolate Chips are also suggested. I know I have a bag in the cupboard, right behind the package of wild rice and the jar of barley. Personally, I cannot stand those frozen bananas that are dipped in melted chocolate. But that's no reason to be close minded. A little chocolate can be a beautiful thing.
Banana Chocolate Muffins: Prepare banana bread or muffin mix according to package directions, adding a mashed banana and about a half cup of semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips. Pour into prepared bread pan or paper lined muffin tins. If you are daring, scatter a few more chocolate chips over the top and bake according to package directions. My mix said it would make a dozen muffins but I actually got fourteen!
Optional: cool completely, then combine about 3/4 cup confectioner's sugar with a spoonful of milk or cream and stir until smooth. If too thick add a few drops of milk or water. If too thin add a bit more sugar. Spread a little dollop onto each muffin or the loaf of bread. Enjoy for breakfast, dessert or as a snack.
Quotable quotes; in the category Orange You Glad I Didn't Say . . .
"The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech."
Clifton Paul Fadiman, American author, radio and television personality