Audrey and Les were fans of sports, swimming, fishing, and the outdoors. A cottage on Loon Lake outside of Haliburton, Ontario was their favourite vacation spot. They would rent a cottage for one or two weeks every summer. When the opportunity arose to purchase one of the cottages, they took it!
Growing up, I spent a lot of time at our family cottage. I loved to go fishing with Grandpa and play games with my brother and the kids from the other cottages on the property.
Mom and Taylor and I spent some time at the family cottage this winter. We played board games, built a snow golem, and had a bonfire with the neighbours. We also uncovered several new recipes in Grandma’s handwriting!
I baked the chocolate chip banana muffins last weekend. They were just okay! I should have used more (or more ripe) bananas because the banana flavour didn’t come through.
The recipe has a note from Grandma that she didn’t need all 25 minutes to cook her muffins, but I sure did! I checked them at 20 minutes and they were still completely wet! Next time I might try checking them at 23 minutes (instead of waiting the whole extra five) because they did turn out a little dry.
Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup semi-sweet choc. chips
- ½ cup butter (soft)
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup ripe mashed bananas
Preheat oven to 375°F
- Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl
- Cream soft butter and sugar in another bowl
- Beat in eggs, one at a time
- Add mashed banana and vanilla, mix well
- Add moist mixture to dry mixture
- Stir until batter is moistened, but still lumpy
Fill 12 muffin cups
Bake 25 minutes – mine were baked sooner
[editor’s note: mine needed the full 25 mins]