Today I am feeling nostalgic.
Perhaps, like me, you spent a few years in the 90s slathering yourself in cucumber melon body lotion, applying roll-on glitter to your arms/face/neck, and neatly decorating your ponytail using a variety of well-placed butterfly clips. After the prepping, you’d throw on your favorite red and blue striped sonoma t-shirt, oversized jean shorts (because even back then you weren’t good at dressing), and head across the street to your BFFs house. Once there, you’d sneak some MTV watching in the basement without her mom knowing (read: total rebels) and then work on choreographing your own dance routine to Faith Hill’s ‘This Kiss’ or TLCs ‘Waterfalls’ depending on the day. You liked choreographing dance routines because it allowed you to show off your talent of doing back walkovers, front walkovers, and the splits – which your BFF was not yet capable. Oh to be young again…
3 Bananas (very ripe)
1/2C vegetable oil
1/2C light brown sugar (see Note)
1 1/2C AP flour
3T unsweetened cocoa
1tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 400. Line muffin pan with paper liners.
Mash banana. Add oil, sugar, and eggs. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, and baking soda.
Add flour mixture to the banana mixture, stirring until just combined.
Spoon batter into muffin pan, filling 2/3 full.
Bake at 400 for 18-20 minutes.
Cool for a few minutes in pan. Remove and let cool fully.
Note: the original recipe calls for 1/2C sugar which seemed a little light on sweetness for my taste. Feel free to add a few extra tablespoons of sugar or you could throw in chocolate chips to the batter for extra sweetness and extra chocolate.