Monday, September 27, 2010

Chocolate Banana Muffins (from Nigella's Kitchen)

As Dawn French used to say, they're not Terry's... they're MINE.  And so it goes with these muffins... they're not Nigella's... I have claimed them for my own, as they're actually very similar to the banana ones I've made in the past.

I made the first batch of these on Friday afternoon to settle my nerves before a night with Michael Buble (swoon...) and The Hubs scoffed 75% of them, so they're obviously delicious!

Chocolate Banana Muffins

3 very ripe Bananas, mashed
125ml Vegetable Oil
2 Eggs
100g Soft Light Brown Sugar
225g Plain Flour
1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
3 tbsp Cocoa Powder
1 pinch of Salt

Preheat your oven to 200c/Gas Mark 6 and line your muffin tin with paper cases.

In a large bowl mix the mashed banana, vegetable oil, eggs & sugar.  You can do this by hand if you're feeling energetic or with an electric whisk if you're a lazy article like me.

Mix the dry ingredients together : flour, cocoa, salt & bicarbonate of soda.  Add them to the banana mixture & beat gently until well combined.  Now pour the mixture into the muffin cases - I use a soup ladle for this as it's the least messy option...

Bake for 15-20 minutes until the muffins are dark, nicely risen and a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.  Remove to a wire cooling rack and try to resist polishing the whole lot off in one go!


  1. These sound heavenly - will hopefully get time to give them a whirl at the weekend!

  2. mmm yummy! I love banana bread, these look great for a change

  3. Just the recipe for this snowed-in day...And I have everything at hand!! Will probably add a pinch of cinnamon to the batter, as I don't seem to be able to follow a recipe without adding something not listed... :)
    Thanks for posting this!