Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins


This months Sweet and Simple bake from Maria and Rosie was Banana and Chocolate Chip Muffins.

Ingredients:
3 very ripe bananas
125ml vegetable oil
2 eggs
250g plain flour
100g caster sugar
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
150g dark/milk chocolate (white chocolate or butterscotch chips/morsels)
Topping - demerera sugar

Method:
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 200ºC/180ºC fan oven/gas mark 6 and line a 12-bun muffin tin with muffin papers.
Step 2: Mash the bananas and set aside for a moment.Pour the oil into a jug and beat in the eggs.
Step 3: Put the flour, sugar, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder into a large bowl and mix in the beaten-egg-and-oil mixture, followed by the mashed bananas.
Step 4: Fold in the chocolate morsels, then place equal quantities in the prepared muffin tin and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

19 comments:

  1. Beth your muffins look great and I love the addition of the crunchy topping (will have to try that next time). I am sure your friend will love these muffins and what a lovely gesture!

    Thanks for taking part.

    Maria
    x

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  2. Your muffins look amazing Beth and it's always great to have different banana recipes to use up ripe bananas. I just love the idea of the crunchy topping too!

    Many thanks for partaking in this month's SSB bake :)

    Rosie x

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  3. How sweet that you shared your muffins with someone who probably wouldn't bake them himself. I'm sure he was thrilled that you thought of him. Nice thing to do.

    The muffins look awesone.

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  4. That was really sweet of you :) Your muffins are gorgeous, and I'm sure the peanut butter chocolate chips would be an amazing sub!

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  5. Great idea about the sugar topping. As someone who baked for seniors for years, I can tell you it will be very very appreciated. I found that muffins and mini sweet breads were the perfect gift, they can be frozen and taken out as desired.

    Lovely of you to do this ...

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  6. Id definitely recommend the topping guys - it was fantastic. Oh and I froze some and they were fine. Will make double next time

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  7. Mmmm... these look super tasty - and they look so well-risen compared with the couple of times I've tried making muffins!!

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  8. Nicely risen - that looks like a great recipe!

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  9. The sugar topping looks very nice! I am sure your friend will love them.

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  10. Oh banaba muffins are always such a treat & then to add chocolate, decadent!

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  11. I'll be thrilled if you packed those muffins to my home :))

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  12. They look lovely, Beth, what a shame I can't eat bananas, (sniff).

    I sent the peanut butter chips on Monday (July 28), they may take about 10 days to arrive. And I still haven't decided what I want. I will let you know soon. Sorry about that, just things get in the way sometimes, you know how it is.

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  13. I must agree that these muffins are very easy to do and yummy too.
    I like the idea of using the sugar toppings. I must try it one of these days :-)

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  14. Mmm those muffins look good. I love the tall peaked top you managed to get on them.

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  15. I just made banana and chocolate bread last night. I think yours looks better frankly.

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  16. These muffins look lovely and I noticed the crunchy topping right away. Mmmmm!
    Try Lakeland, they do some lovely cases with heart and they are quite inexpensive.

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  17. Thanks Holler - hubby works in Exeter -our nearest Lakeland store is there (50 miles away!). Have sent him to work this am with instructions to visit on lunch hour!

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  18. Hi Beth,

    I wasn't sure what you meant by "mufin cases" but now I know! Here in the states we just call them muffin tin liners or cup cake liners, ha! We have them in pastel colors here, or even silver foil ones that you don't even have to put in a muffin tin, just on a baking sheet. I have lots of bananas in the freezer so will have to try these.

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  19. These look awesome, Beth! And what a lovely present to give, too. If you have any left-overs with your next batch, then I'll be happy to give you my address ;)

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