Hello Everyone! And hello Fall! Where did Summer go? Is it just me, or did it seem to fly by? I feel like it was just the beginning of June, and now here we are with temperatures starting to dip down a bit, and leaves already beginning to turn! Oh well. Goodbye shorts and tank tops, and hello warm layers, and pumpkin spiced everything!
Today I'm sharing a little recipe I whipped up for fun, not expecting it to turn out half as good as it did. I am the queen of banana bread, and I am always looking for ways to take it up a notch (usually with a dash of something boozy). Searching through my liquor cabinet while on the phone with my hubby, I asked what he thought might be good, listing a few items we had on hand, and he thought Cointreau would be a tasty addition. I went with it, and tossed in some white chocolate chips, thinking that it might taste something like a cross between banana bread and an orange creamsicle. The result...amazingness!!! So, I'm breaking my dry spell to share this awesome and easy recipe with you!
Orange White Chocolate Banana Muffins
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/3 tsp salt
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbs orange liqueur
Zest of 1 small orange
3 over ripened bananas, mashed (the darker, the better)
1 cup white chocolate chips (add more if you like)
How to make it:
Preheat oven to 325F.
In a large bowl, cream the butter. Next, add the sugar, brown sugar, and eggs. In a separate bowl, combine flour, soda, and salt. Slowly add dry mixture to wet, mixing just to combine. Add remaining ingredients, milk, vanilla, orange liqueur, orange zest, mashed bananas, and finish by stirring in chocolate chips. Careful not to over mix. Pour into well greased muffin tin. I filled mine up to get these big yummy muffins. Bake for 30 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean from the center of muffins. So easy! Makes 12 large muffins.
These muffins are so moist and delicious, you won't be able to get enough of them!