Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. table salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tps. vanilla
2 large eggs
1 & 1/2 cups smashed bananas (about 4 medium, you can squish them up right inside the peel and then squeeze them out into the mixing bowl...no need to dirty another dish!)
1/2 cup sour cream
1 & 1/2 cups Ghiradelli semi-sweet chocolate chips
About 2 TB. raw sugar for topping the muffins
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Prepare about 18 muffin cups, or use the fun medium sized white baking cups from Schweppe's, you don't even need a muffin pan then.
Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Cream the butter and sugars in a mixer until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and eggs and mix well. Squeeze in the bananas and mix in the sour cream. Fold in the flour mixture, then the chocolate chips.
Spoon the mixture into the muffin cups. Sprinkle them with raw sugar if desired, it gives them a little crunch on top which can be nice. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.