Wednesday 6 October 2010

Chocolate Banana Muffins

Last month I have made some “Banana & Oreo Muffin” where you can make use of those oreo cookies in a new way rather than dipping them in fresh milk for snack. With the same concept, I replace the oreo cookies with some cocoa powder and mini chocolate chips to create another lovely flavour for chocolate lovers.

As you can notice from most of my posts, I love to make muffins especially those mini or mouthful size type. I find making these makes it easier for my kid to have it as tea snack or sometime it can be also act as a lovely gift for friends too.

These are some of the photos of the ingredients and steps on how to prepare the batter.

Ingredients: (makes 24 mini muffins)
110g Of Butter, soften
100g of Caster Sugar
120g Plain Flour
10g of Dutch Cocoa Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
2 Medium Size Eggs
2 Medium Banana, mashed with fork
100g Mini Chocolate Chips
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence
1/4 Teaspoon Banana Essence, optional

1. Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking power together and set aside.
2. Cream butter and sugar with electric beater till light and fluffy(about 3 - 4 minutes on medium speed).
3. Add in egg one at a time and beat till the mixture is well combine without any egg trace.
4. Add mashed banana and vanilla essence into the butter mixture and give it a quick whisk.
5. Lower the mixer speed, add flour mixture and blend the mixture till smooth.
6. Stir in the chocolate chips till combined, scoop the mixture into prepared muffin cups to 3/4 full.
7. Top the muffin batter with some extra banana slices and chocolate chips, bake them in preheated 180 degree oven for about 15 - 18 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the center and comes out clean.

You can also prepared some extra banana slices and chocolate chips for the garnishing before sending them into the oven.

Look at the soft and moist texture of these lovely mini muffins.

I love the combination of chocolate with banana as they make a great partner with each other. The taste of the chocolate cake brings out a light banana fragrant and a bit of melted chocolate chips in it. I am sure this will be a great afternoon tea-snacks for your guests. If you prefer, you can also swap the mini chocolate chips with some chopped 70% dark chocolate for that extra fragrant and taste. Posted by Picasa


  1. Yes Ellena, I totally agree with you. Bananas and chocolates are best friends! Sometimes when I need to bring dessert t a party, I make plain banana cupcakes and pipe chooclate ganache on top, they look so elegant and are always a crowd pleaser in mini mouthful form!

  2. Yes agree with you. Choc and Banana can't go wrong.

  3. Ellena, I baked your banana oreo muffin last wkend, yet to post in my blog. The muffins were well receiving, very yummy. I am going to bake this chocolate banana muffin too, I bet is delicious as well. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Banana and chocolate, never goes wrong! Good combo!

  5. Hi Ladies, Thanks for your compliment and hope to see more bakes on your blogs too :)

    Quinn: Hi, how are you? Hope you are doing well :)

    Jess: Glad that you like that Oreo & Banana combo :P Look forward to see your post soon :)

    Grace: I love your recent beef stew and i must give it a try esp making them into yummy pie, i can almost taste that crispy outer skin :) yummy!

  6. I just try this recipe yesterday I think I overbeat and my muffin become 'heavy' after bake is not fluffy :(
    I will try again, thanks for the lovely recipe :)


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