Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

½ cup butter

2 cups flour

¾ cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

2 large eggs

2 1/2 very ripe bananas

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

Additional 1/4 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 350. Melt the butter, and set it aside to cool. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners.

Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and stir with a fork to mix.

Mash the bananas in another large bowl with a fork. Add the cooled butter and vanilla and mix. Add the eggs and mix well with the fork.

Pour the flour mixture on top and fold until the flour disappears. Do not overmix! Gently stir in 1/4 cup chocolate chips.

Spoon into the cupcake liners, filling them almost to the top. Bake 20 minutes or until the muffins are a light golden brown on top.

Melt 1/4 cup chocolate chips in microwave on 30 second bursts, stirring in between. Use a fork to drizzle chocolate over top of cooled muffins.

Makes 12 – 16 muffins.

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