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Banana Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins

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I talk a lot about how much I enjoy quiet time {and coffee}.  It's not a matter of not appreciating having a house full but sometimes I just need to have that quiet time to focus and plan my day.  Mornings are my time to get the day together and set goals.  I always have a cup of coffee...always, and it's important to me that that cup be GOOD.  

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I recently found McCafé coffee at Walmart.  I buy pods right now but I also like to keep bags of premium coffee on hand for when I pull out the big guns...aka, the old-fashioned coffee maker...and make an entire pot. McCafé  comes in both forms and in 8 flavors (I will be buying the other flavors-variety is the spice of my coffee cup).  

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 I found the McCafé in the coffee aisle ~ the pods were to the right of the bags.  Once I reached high to get the pods I was ready for action! Oh....did you notice that the McCafé is 100% Arabica Beans....I'm a coffee geek....that impresses me.  

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I was excited to try it and I am really glad I did.  To me, good coffee isn't just the flavor but it's the experience......the aroma while it's brewing, the first sip and the lingering taste.  (I made you want a cup now, didn't I???).

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I couldn't wait once I got home to try it and the next morning that's the first thing I did.  I was so pleased.....I hid the box.  I know....I shouldn't do that....so I did share with my husband when he got up {he loved it, too....maybe I shouldn't have shared....drat}.  He thought it would be great added to a recipe...he leaves the WHAT of the recipe to me, and  I couldn't have agreed more.  

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The next day I set about making a batch of fresh muffins early in the morning to have with my coffee.  I had two little helpers....my youngest son (the kid in the green robe) and a little bird he thought would look cute in the pictures.  😉  They {the muffins} were so good and the McCafé coffee added just the flavor I was looking for.  

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Banana Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Cook Time:25 mins
Total Time:25 mins

Ingredients

  • cup melted butter
  • 2 large rip bananas smashed
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of fresh strong brewed coffee {make a cup and drink the rest!}
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • tsp. salt
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips ~ I used cacao ~ they intensified the flavor of the coffee to just the right degree

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  • Using a mixer mix the melted butter into the smashed banana.
  • Mix in sugar, egg, coffee and vanilla.
  • Add the flour just until blended.
  • Gently fold in chocolate chips.
  • Pour mixture into muffin tin and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Cool on rack.
Servings: 12
Calories:
Author: Mary Beth

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 I overfilled the cups but I like the way they rose.....I had enough for 10 muffins but if you are a little less generous you will have an even dozen.

Banana Chocolate Chip muffins with a secret ingredient ~ fresh coffee! from cupcakesandcrinoline.com #McCafeMyWay #adI made a full cup of coffee to use in the recipe and then, of course, drank the rest while I was waiting for the muffins to bake.

So now you know what a typical morning is like for me.....how do you start YOUR day?  I'd love to hear about it.

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