Yummy chocolate banana muffins

May 21, 2021
These delicious chocolate banana muffins will cost you less than 50 cents per serve to whip up! Source: Getty Image

What do you do with browning bananas? It’s a question I find myself asking over and over again, as there are only so many banana bread loaves a person can bake!

With a couple of bananas looking a little too ripe, I decided to change things up a bit. Adding a little cocoa powder and a handful of chocolate chips (leftover from Easter, I’ll have you know) to my tried-and-tested banana bread recipe, I then scooped the mix into a muffin tray instead of a bread pan. To my delight, portion control had been taken care of, and at the end of the bake I also had these delicious chocolate banana muffins.

Here’s what you’re going to love about these muffins. First, they are a sweet-but-not-too-sweet treat you can keep in your freezer. Second, they’re perfect when you’re looking for a little something special to go with your morning cuppa. And, finally, it’ll cost you less than 50 cents a serve to make a batch!

Makes 12

Ingredients

  • 2-3 ripe bananas, mashed (you’ll need 1 cup of mashed banana)
  • 1 cup plain yoghurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line a muffin tray with paper liners.
  2. Add banana to a large mixing bowl, along with yoghurt, eggs, sugar, butter, and vanilla. Whisk ingredients together well.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Pour dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients and stir just until they are combined. Do not over stir — it’s okay if the mixture is a little lumpy. Fold chocolate chips into the batter.
  5. Divide batter between the 12 wells of the muffin tin (it will fill each well up to the top). Transfer muffin tray to the preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes. Check muffins are cooked through by piercing the centre with a skewer. If skewer comes out clean, they are ready; if not, add another 5 minutes of cooking time.
  6. Allow muffins to cool on a wire rack before serving.

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