Last night, as I attempted to make my first ever overnight oats in a jar, I peeled the skin off the overripe banana, only to find that it was way too brown and mushy to be palatable. The perfect reason for baking with bananas.
Plain ol’ banana muffins are great for any occasion, but chocolate + banana? Heaven! It’s one of the yummiest flavour combinations, just like peanut butter and chocolate, peanut butter and jelly, maple syrup and bacon… Have you tried a Nutella + peanut butter + banana grilled sandwich before? It used to be my treat back when I didn’t give a hoot about my weight!
I made a chocolate banana brownie years ago, and I got lots of praise for it when I brought it to the office. This time, I thought a chocolate banana brownie muffin would be perfect!
Banana Brownie Muffins
Adapted from: Food Equals Happy Me
180g salted butter (unsalted is fine)
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 overripe bananas, mashed
1 1/3 cup plain flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius.
Firstly, add butter, sugar and vanilla extract into a large mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat until creamy and no more lumps of butter remain.
Next, add eggs one at a time, and continue beating after each addition. Once the mixture is smooth, add the mashed bananas. Fold the banana into the batter until well combined.Then add sifted flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and fold until well combined.Spoon the batter into cupcake holders, or simply use a baking pan that you’d use for a brownie. Pop into preheated oven.Remove muffins/brownies from the oven, about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the muffins come out clean. Alternatively, if you want them fudgier, 15 minutes might do the trick!
Look at how moist these muffins are! The bananas make them really moist.A really easy, one bowl recipe that’s quick to whip up. Sure to satisfy your chocolate cravings! I’m really satisfied with this recipe 🙂
P.S. Remember to lick the bowl clean. It’s one of the yummiest batters I’ve ever tasted.