Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Summer's guests....

....were happy to have this for their enjoyment!

Assorted muffins!

Those blueberries have really been enjoyed, though there is one other project I have in mind.  That will be for another day and another post.:-)  I've featured the muffins on the blog before, but also on this plate are Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins!  Yum!:-)

1/2 cup butter
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed bananas
1/2 cup nuts, chopped
1 cup mini-chocolate chips
1/2 cup sour cream
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Cream butter, cream cheese, and sugar.  Mix in eggs and vanilla.  Gradually add dry ingredients.  Stir in mashed bananas, nuts, chocolate chips, and sour cream.  Divide into two greased loaf pans (8x4) and bake for 1 hour.  
I used part of the batter to make a dozen muffins and used the remaining batter for only one loaf pan. I really had to scurry to get a picture before the plate was emptied!

This recipe comes from a wonderful little book called Just Family Favorites - Holiday Recipes and More..  It is from a Christmas at Home series, so I suppose you could say we had "Christmas in July!":-) 

 Plate - designed by Susan Branch for Lenox "A Proper Tea"

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  1. Good morning! These sound really scrumptious, and you can be sure I'll be sharing this recipe with my FB friends! Have a terrific Tuesday, Sister!

  2. Nellie, I love the Susan Branch plate. The muffins sure look yummy too. Hope you are having some of this cooler sweeter weather. xoxo,Susie

  3. How yummy! I like the plate from Susan Branch as well.
    I need to do some baking. With all of the canning I have been doing my baking has been nil.
    These look good.
    Have a wonderful day.

  4. What a cute plate.
    Just getting caught up with blogs. How quickly one gets behind!!!

  5. Looks yummy and I bet that the banana chocolate chip muffins are nice and moist. Oh yumm on both types of muffins.


  6. OH My Gosh... I love muffins AND banana bread. Your Choc. Chip Sour Cream Banana Bread sounds incredible... YUM...

    Hope you are having a good week. Love the cooler weather today! YEAH.

  7. oh Nellie - that does sound good. You always have the best recipes. Thanks for sharing. Sorry I've been missing. I'm back now and even have a new post.

  8. Looks delicious. I love the Susan Branch design.

  9. Hi Nellie!! These look super duper amazingly yummy :)

  10. Oh, your recipe sounds amazing! I have several recipes for banana bread, but not this one! Love it! Thanks for sharing!