Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Chocolate and Banana Muffins

When I read about these, I was dubious about the flavour combination.  Banana and chocolate...would that work?  Let me tell you, Nigella made it work.  All of her recipes are perfect; so why did I even doubt? These little muffins turned out moist and tender. Nigella writes, "these beauties kept their moist, eat-me texture long after those less favoured [muffins] have staled and lost their allure."

Ingredients

3 overripe bananas
125mL vegetable oil
2 eggs
100g soft light brown sugar
225g plain flour
4 tbsp best quality cocoa powder, sifted
1 tsp bicarb soda

Method
Preheat the oven to 200 (fan-forced) and line a 12 muffin hole tray.  Mash bananas; set aside.  I used a balloon whisk to add in the oil, followed by the eggs and sugar.  Mix the flour, cocoa powder, and bicarb together and add this mixture to the banana mixture; combine.  Spoon batter into muffin tray. Bake for 15-20 minutes.  Cool in tray for 5 minutes, before moving to a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.

21 comments:

  1. I'm a big fan of the chocolate/banana combo! I'll have to give these a try!

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  2. J'aime beaucoup la combinaison banane et chocolat! En fait, c'est une de mes préférées pour les muffins. Ils doivent être absolument délicieux tes muffins ma chère amie! Caro B. xxx

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  3. Wonderful recipe! I wonder about perhaps a pinch or so of cinnamon too.... Merci, Brittany!

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  4. Looks and sounds fabulous! I do not have any of Nigella's books, I always browse them at the bookstore but have yet to purchase one! I have too many cookbooks, but what's one more, right?...^..^
    Seriously, there's no such thing as "too many cookbooks!" LOL!

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  5. looks yummy.. thanks for the wonderful recipe.
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  6. Choc and banana are always great with each other. My kind of muffins!

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  7. I love chocolate and bananna together so these muffins I am sure will be magical. Diane

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  8. Yes, Hubby loves banana and chocolate too ... don't tell me at school camps they never made you roast a banana on the camp fire when it was stuffed with chocolate and marshmallows, or was that just in Tassie?!!? Fab looking muffins, that Nigella never fails ;0)

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  9. Ooh - I love that domed top...I'd definitely eat all of that first!

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  10. mmm moist and tender muffins with chocolate and banana - how can you go wrong?

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  11. I've yet to try these. They look lovely...and I have some over- ripe bananas that need using up

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  12. choc and banana are a perfect match!!

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  13. I love chocolate and banana! These look delicious.

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  14. J'aime bien l'association chocolat banane donc je suis sûre que tes muffins sont délicieux

    je te souhaite ainsi qu'à ta famille une très bonne année 2011

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  15. TY for sharing my love of life §;-)

    Choco muffins? Loving it!

    Greetings from chilly Stockholm,
    /chie

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  16. this is an awesome combonation! and they look really pretty too. thanks for sharing it.

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  17. I love banana and chocolate, it's really good, add a little rum and it's heaven^^ Did you find the recipe in her book?

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  18. Ceci des saveurs de banane et de chocolat fonctionnent bien ensemble dans cette recette. Délicieux!

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  19. This is already one of my favorite combinations. She's totally right, banana is wonderful for keeping baked goods super moist and yummy. Your muffins look great.

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