My idea of comfort food does not necessarily involve tonnes and tonnes of sugar, fat and sky rocketting amount of calories. As far as I’m concerned, Mak’s asam pedas has never failed to do its ‘comforting’ job but fruits would carry out the similar task well enough. Talking about fruits, sometimes I go for the crunchy ones but with the current weather, anything juicy is the best option.
I have always liked to use fruits whenever I’m baking. However, my kids are the opposites. They are Mr KHz’s carbon copies. They only eat chocolate chip muffins. Fruits are meant to be taken as they are. Cooking with fruits should never take place. However, I decided to prepare my banana chocolate chip muffins last Saturday just to find out if this combination would work on them. Well, they love chocolate and surprisingly adore jemput-jemput pisang. Besides, there was school on last Saturday and don’t you agree that it was the perfect time for some comfort food? As a spirit booster I went and prepared my muffins. Brought some for my sister and she ended up making three batches of the same muffins! Oh yes, just to let you know that my mission failed miserably. The muffins turned out soft and moist, with the right amount of sweetness but the kids (as well as their father) remain loyal to their jemput-jemput pisang. Anyway, here’s the recipe which might help to cheer you up in case you’re feeling under the weather.
BANANA CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS
- 3 ripe bananas (mashed) (I used Pisang Montel but using 5-6 pisang emas would produce better muffins)
- 1 and 1/2 cups of self-raising flour
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar (press the sugar tightly into the cup)
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup of corn oil
- 1/4 cup of yoghurt
- 1/4 teaspoonful of bicarbonate of soda
- 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
- Preheat oven at 170C.
- Put the flour into a big bowl.
- Mix brown sugar, corn oil, yoghurt, mashed bananas and bicarbonate of soda till well-mixed.
- Then, pour this mixture into the flour and fold using a fork. Your mixture should be lumpy.
- Spoon into muffin tin lined with paper casings.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Note : I managed to get a dozen of large muffins from this recipe.