Josh's all time favourite muffin is banana chocolate, so I thought I would make him a treat.
But... disaster struck... Well, actually laziness struck. My muffin tray was a mess from making wholemeal banana blueberry muffins last week... And I just wanted to bake, like right now.
So, I made biscuits instead. Banana chocolate biscuits. This is a new concept for me, making stuff up as I go. But these are good, like real good.
Keep in mind at this point, that these biscuits have mashed banana in them, there is no way you are gonna get a thick, crunchy biscuit. These are more like little cakes, in the shape of biscuits. It's also really hard to get them looking "pretty", but if you want something new to try, these are absolutely the way to go. And no muffin tray required!
Banana Chocolate Biscuits
Makes approximately 2 1/2 dozen good sized-biscuits.
Ingredients:2 1/2 cups plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
120g butter or margarine
3 bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk chocolate bits
1 1/2 cups dark chocolate bits
Method:a. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda into a bowl and set aside.
b. Cream white sugar, brown sugar and butter/margarine until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and mix well.
c. Add mashed bananas and mix in. Add flour mixture and stir until just combined.
d. Add chocolate chips and stir through.
e. Spoon tablespoonfuls onto a greased cookie tray, and bake at 200 degrees C for about 12-15 minutes or until just browning on top.
f. Attempt to not eat straight out of oven- but good luck, I failed miserably at this.
NOTE: I used margarine in this batch, giving it an even more cakey texture, but butter will work a treat, especially if you aren't 100% on the cakey texture in a biscuit. Also, change your combination of dark and milk chocolate to suit. Personally, I would recommend giving it a go just like this though. It works so well!
Well, have a great weekend all, and I will talk to you next week.
Love to all and God bless,