March 14, 2013

Mini Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

In some ways this story starts with brown bananas and mini chocolate chips in my pantry, with a limited time frame for baking and a personal delight in all things miniature.

But the more important story is bigger than that.

It's a story of the Knowles' hearts for their son and brother, the one they have yet to meet. That will change soon. They will bring him home from the Bahamas. But they know not when that will be.

It's a story of a house full of junk, literally, contributed by friends, and how the money it raised, several times the amount that was hoped for, helped pave a way for the last steps of this process of choosing someone and whatever he carries.

And it's a story of a small body of people journeying with the family and, on a Saturday morning, with the junk. Some lifted, some priced, some bartered, some cashiered, some bought, some baked.

And it's a story of a bigger body, the ones who came because they saw a sign or piles and piles of stuff in multiple yards, the ones who came to buy a couch or whatever treasures they could find, the ones who came to support friends or to take a Saturday morning stroll through the neighborhood (or both!), the ones who went home with clothes or books, or just a mini loaf of mini chocolate chip banana bread....or muffins or cookies or pecan squares or brownies or oatmeal-chocolate chip cookies.
Yard sale, adoption awareness, community gathering, bake sale — all from an overflowing fountain.

Mini Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
Adapted from "Plan B Mom" via Rachel Ray

2 cups mashed bananas (about 6 bananas)
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup canola (or vegetable) oil
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 cups mini chocolate chips
Stir together bananas, eggs and oil. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, sugar, soda and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet and stir just until  mixed. Add chocolate chips; stir.
Spoon dough into a mini muffin tin. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-13 minutes.

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