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Banocolate Chip Muffins + Oxo Hand Held Mixer Giveaway – Closed

In honour of National Baking Week I thought I would post my latest creation which was born out of frustration and a touch of laziness, if I’m honest! I came across a Banana and Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe recently and immediately wanted to make them. My children have started to have packed lunches so I am trying to make them a bit more interesting and save money on shop bought goods! I digress, anyway back to the story as Ronnie Corbett would say (ask your mum!), on reading the method I realised I had been sold a pup, these were cupcakes not muffins. The recipe wanted the butter and sugar to be creamed together argh. The joy and beauty of muffins to me is the fact that they are so quick and easy to make as you just have to combine 2 bowls of ingredients together. As I wasn’t in the mood for standing with my whisk for 10 minutes I put my thinking hat on. In the past I have made Banana Muffins, Chocolate Muffins and Strawberry Banocolate Muffins so I just needed to combine these recipes to come up with what I wanted bake. Et voila my Banocolate Chip Muffins were born. As I was in a lazy mood I decided that my gadgets were going to take the strain and opted to blend my bananas instead of mashing them. I also decided that the Oxo Good Grips Rotary Whisk I’d been sent recently was going to mix all my wet ingredients and sugar together. For my full review of this fab whisk and your chance to win one of five I have to giveaway please click here.

On my first attempt I left out the teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda and was expecting the beautiful mixture to come out like rock cakes but although they didn’t rise very much they were dense and delicious. My second batch were made perfectly and taste tested on my wider family. The feedback was very positive so I felt  that they were worthy of a wider audience, so here they are!

First blend or mash your bananas.

First you blend or mash your bananas.

In a bow sieve all the dry ingredients except the castor sugar.

Then whisk all the wet ingredients and sugar together.

Fold the flour mixture into the wet mixture.

Then add the chocolate chips and put into muffin cases and bake in oven.

Next take out of oven and cool on a wire rack.

I especially enjoy these muffins when they a still slightly warm and the chocolate is all gooey!

Gratuitous final shot!

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Banocolate Chip Muffins
 
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Rich chocolate and banana muffins with dark chocolate chips.
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Recipe type: Cake
Cuisine: English
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 200g/7oz Plain Flour
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 30g/1oz Cocoa
  • 125g/4 ½ oz Dark chocolate, chopped to chip size
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 3 Bananas, med – large
  • 150g/5oz Caster sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 80g/3oz Butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Put 12 paper muffin cases into a muffin tin.
  3. Blend or mash the bananas to a pulp.
  4. In a bowl sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
  5. In a large bowl combine the banana pulp, sugar, egg and melted butter.
  6. Fold in the flour mixture until incorporated.
  7. Then fold in the chocolate chips and distribute evenly.
  8. Spoon equally into the 12 muffin cases.
  9. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until the muffins spring back to the touch.

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  1. Paul Wilson

    Recipes to use up bananas are always useful.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, you’d probably like my Banana Pudding then:-)

  2. Tracy Nixon

    Lovely cakey recipe! Yours look fab! Thanks for sharing!

  3. ClaireG

    OMG I wish I had some bananas to use as I’d make some right now, they are right up my street :-) But I’ve saved your recipe for another day, nice to have something to use up those manky looking bananas we always end up with!

  4. Mich - Piece of Cake

    Those muffins looks simply delicious! My kids would love it…

    1. Camilla

      Thank you. Mine loved them:-)

  5. rita cooks italian

    Well done for combining recipes and obtaining such lovely sticky muffins! It’s not easy to change baking recipes.

    1. Camilla

      Ah, thank you Rita!

  6. sue walsh

    great muffin recipe…shared with family already:)

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, hope you all enjoy them!

  7. Jacqueline @How to be a Gourmand

    It’s great when a creation turns out right, especially when it comes to baking. I’m all for simplifying things. Looks like a good flavour .You have nice lighting on your muffins – couldn’t have been taken today – it’s been pouring down! Nice timing for the upcoming Baking Week Camilla :-)

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Jacqueline. Yes, you’re right the photos were taken on Sunday, just as I was rushing out of the door with a tupperware of muffins and biscuits for my parents and sister. Another lot went of to hubby’s mother with the children! I quickly pulled a tablecloth out of the cupboard and a paper plate and hurridly took a few shots just as the sun was coming out from behind a cloud – you’ve got to catch those beams while you can as I don’t have any fancy photographic lighting:-)

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