Rachel in the Kitchen: Chocolate and Banana Muffins

Right, lets not mess about, here is my recipe for Chocolate and Banana Muffins. They’re damn tasty if I do say so myself and very easy so give them a whirl for a chocolatey, banana-y treat!

Ingredients 

200g Plain Flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

3 large bananas (mashed)

150g caster sugar

1 large egg

75g unsalted butter

200g milk chocolate

Equipment 

2 large mixing bowls

1 small bowl

Sieve

muffin tin

muffin cases (with 12 spaces)

wooden spoon

sharp knife

Rachel Tries Life: Chocolate and Banana Muffins

 

Instructions

  1. First things first, pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees. Then sieve the flour into a large mixing bowl, add the baking powder and salt and mix together evenly.

2. In a separate small bowl, mash all the bananas into a pulp, I use the end of a rolling pin to do this, choose your weapon!

3. In the second large mixing bowl mix together the sugar, large egg and butter until combined into a smooth mixture. To do this the butter will need to be at room temperature (if yours has been kept in the fridge then cube it and ping it in the microwave for a about 20-30 seconds).  

4. Add the mashed banana to the egg, butter and sugar mixture and stir this in.

5. Next, add the flour to the mix and stir in thoroughly.

6. chop 150g of the milk chocolate using the sharp knife into small chunks and stir this into the mixture evenly.

7. Separate the mixture into the 12 muffin cases, filling each one about half way and place into the muffin tray. Don’t over fill them as they will rise significantly in whilst baking so you don’t want them overflowing.

8. Pop the tray in the oven on a middle shelf and set your timer for 25 minutes.

Congratulations you’ve made some chocolate and banana muffins!

Optional Extra

You could just leave them as they are and they will be perfectly tasty. However, if there is an option to add more chocolate then i’m generally in favour of that option. So…

9. Break up the rest of the chocolate and melt it until it runs easily off a spoon. You can either do this on the hob over over boiling water or, if you are careful, you can do this in the microwave, better to do this in short bursts so you can check its progress so as not to burn it.

10. Finally, once the muffins have cooled down a fair bit, spoon a good dollop of melted chocolate onto the top of each muffin.

You, my friend, are welcome. If you’re a fan of these chocolate and banana muffins then I’d also recommend giving these Apple and Cinnamon Crumble Muffins, you won’t regret it. Happy munching!

 

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