Happy Raksha Bandhan everyone! This is a festival to celebrate the love between brother and sisters. A festival where all the sisters tie a beautiful Rakhi to their brothers and get blessings and gifts from them. "Raksha" means Protect and "Bandhan" means Bond, that is the Bond of Protection. One of the sweet tradition in India where brother vows to protect his sister no matter what. And sister ties the sacred Rakhi to protect her brother from any harm.
This festival we decided to this mocha chocolate chip banana muffins. My son loves mocha flavors and chocolate chips, well what's not to like about them. Banana was riped and was calling for some attention before they turned black. So here is what we did. Hope you all had a beautiful celebrations with your loved ones..
Prep Time: 15 min | Baking time : 25 to 30 min | Makes : 15 to 18 muffins
Multi-grain + AP flour - (2 + 1/4 Cups)
Salt - 1/4 tsp.
Baking Powder - 1 tsp.
Baking Soda - 1 tsp.
Softened Butter + Olive Oil - (1/2 + 1/2 Cup)
Sugar - 1 1/4 Cup
Flaxseed meal - 1 tbsp. (Or 1 Egg)
Banana - 3 ripe
Instant Coffee granules - 1 tbsp.
Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp.
Semisweet Chocolate Chips - 1 Cup
Method of Preparation:
~ Preheat the oven to 350 deg. Farenheit.
~ Soak flaxseed meal in 1 tbsp. of water and keep it aside
~ Dissolve instant coffee granules into 1 tbsp. of warm water and keep it aside.
~ In a medium bowl sieve flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
~ Take a large mixing bowl and mash the ripe bananas in it.
~ Using a hand blender, blend in butter, oil, sugar, soaked flaxseed meal (or egg), soaked coffee and vanilla extract.
~ Now add the dry ingredients to this wet ingredients and mix gently until the flour is blended well.
~ Add chocolate chips and fold in gently with a wooden spoon.
~ Line the muffin pan and spoon the mixture into them.
~ Bake for 25 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean in the middle.
~ Cool them all on wire racks and enjoy with a hot cup of coffee.
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