Are any one of you morning people? Because I'm definitely not... though I always wished I were.. it would make my life easier. But I'm not. And while I absolutely love my job, being to work at 6:15am is difficult for me.. but it is getting easier. Kind of. Coffee makes waking up early bearable at least. Coffee lover right here! So I'm always excited for the holiday seasons because of the fun coffee creamer flavors. Coffee-Mate now has their Peppermint Mocha, Dark Chocolate Fudge, and Eggnog Latte creamers out. I'm a chocolate lover, so of course the first one I went for was the dark chocolate fudge... but I'm definitely going back for the eggnog latte next! There's truly nothing like curling up with huge mug of hot coffee.. makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. ;)
Then, the other day.. I decided to make some muffins. Because muffins and coffee go so well together (also, I had old bananas to use up). And then I was like..... why not use the creamer IN the muffins? Genius. These muffins really are delicious and the creamer helps make them moist and more flavorful!
Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium bananas)
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup Coffee-Mate Dark Chocolate Fudge creamer
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- In a small bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Beat in the egg, bananas, vanilla, and creamer. Combine the flours, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture until just moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Coat muffin cups with cooking spray or use paper liners; fill three-fourths full with batter. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 6-8 muffins. Also, if you have 3 bananas, this recipe is easily doubled!
- If you want to make a fun glaze for the muffins (who doesn't love that?), then mix together 1/4 cup of powdered sugar to 1-2 tbsp of creamer. Adjust to your preferred consistency and drizzle over the cooled muffins!
Enjoy them warm, with a big mug of hot coffee..topped with whipped cream of course.. go big or go home! Coffee-Mate's delicious seasonal flavors are only available through December so get them while you can!