Saturday, November 17, 2012

Tate's Bake Shop Banana Mocha Muffins



I had the pleasure of being asked to review Tate's Bake Shop: Baking for Friends cookbook, hosting a giveaway (enter below) and entering their Baking for Friends Bake Off.  It has been such a pleasure participating and I'm so grateful to have been asked ;)  As you can see the cookbook is beautiful!  It starts off with a wonderful introduction and some tips that Kathleen King shares about baking her recipes. The pictures in this book are beautiful as well.  I love cookbooks that have pictures because you actually get to see how the recipes turn out! 




It was very hard deciding what recipe to make because there are so many to choose from.  However, I had some bananas on the counter that needed to be used and once I saw the Banana Mocha Muffin recipe I knew that was the one I'd try first!  They are moist, a little dense and not sweet at all.  They are exactly like a muffin should be...delicious!


Ingredients are as follows:

2 1/2 C unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. instant coffee (or 1 1/2 tsp. instant espresso powder)
1 Tbsp. boiling water  
1 1/3 C mashed fully ripe bananas (about 3 bananas)
1 1/4 C sugar
2 sticks salted butter, at room temperature
1 egg
1 C semisweet chocolate chips



Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees (I did 350 degrees); grease a muffin tin tray.


Cream together the sugar and butter until fluffy.

  
Add the egg, mix again then set aside.


In another bowl add the coffee to the hot water; stir to dissolve.

 
 Stir the mashed bananas into the coffee.


Add to the butter/sugar mixture and stir until incorporated; set aside.


Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.

 
By hand, slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet.


Fold in the chocolate chips (I used mini chips).


Divide the batter evenly into the prepared muffin tin tray.


Bake for 25-30 minutes (mine were done at 25 minutes @ 350 degrees).


Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes, remove from pan then cool completely on a wire rack.  Take a bite and enjoy!


This is just one of over 120 scrumptious recipes that Kathleen King created in Baking for Friends.  You will find recipes for muffins, scones, shortcakes, tea loaves, quick breads, pies, tarts, crisps, cookies, party cakes, cupcakes, healthy baked goods, icings, frosting's and sauces.  Isn't that quite the line-up of recipes!   If you'd like to purchase a cookbook, you can go to Tates Bake Shop and receive $5.00 off an autographed copy by entering the code: BAKEOFF.



As a special thank-you Tate's Bake Shop is also offering one of you a Cookie and Bar Tower.  All you have to do is leave a comment below telling me which of the following you did.


Congratulations Shelly, you are the winner!

I'm an email subscriber.

shelly8806@hotmail.com

Thank you all for entering!

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This contest is open to U.S. residents and will end on December 5, 2012.  The winner will be notified via email.  Please note that Tate's Bake Shop supplied me with my own copy of Baking for Friends, however the opinions expressed are my own. 





86 comments:

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  4. i am an email subscriber...oh I love tate's cookies..BUT nothing like a muffin..and this one surely looks wonderful..always up for something new to try..and my family loves the morning breakfast grab and go...christmas morning is muffin time too...thank you so much for bringing this recipe aboard..will print it and put it with the rest of the one's from your blog..love it all!
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  18. I did everything you requested!! :) Your banana mocha muffins look amazing! You inspired me to make banana muffins for breakfast!!

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  31. Banana Mocha Muffins? So clever! These sound awesome. Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday.

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  47. Wow does that look good! I have not heard of adding coffee to fruit breads. I'll have to try it for sure! Thanks for linking with me :)

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  61. I liked you and Tates on FaceBook...
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