Saturday, December 14, 2013

Chocolate Banana Muffins

Goji berries grow on an evergreen shrub found in temperate and subtropical regions in China, Mongolia and in the Himalayas in Tibet.


Goji berries red berries that look like raisins. Goji berries have been used for 6,000 years by herbalist in China, India and Tibet.

Goji berries are rich in antioxidants, particularly carotenoids such as beta carotene and zeaxanthin. One of zeaxanthin's key roles is to protect the retina of the eye by absorbing blue light and acting as an antioxidant. In fact, increased intake of foods containing zeathanthin may decrease the risk of developing age related macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in people over the age of 65.

Goji berries have a mild tangy taste that is slightly sweet and sour. They have a similar shape and chewy texture as raisins.
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I think of muffins as a tasty weekend breakfast with a cup of coffee.

Chocolate Banana Muffins
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Ingredients:
1 (15.25 oz.) box super moist cake mix devil's food
1 1/4 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 ripe bananas or overripe, peeled and mashed
1 cup goji berries or raisins
Directions:
Preheat oven 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, add cake mix, water, vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla extract, mashed bananas and mix. Fold in goji berries.

Line regular muffin cups with paper cupcake liners. Fill the cups half full with batter. Bake for 15 to18 minutes, or when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Enjoy!




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