Saturday, 27 April 2013

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

This recipe is for Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins. 

Do you ever come home and find a strange smell pervading your kitchen? 

You look around trying to find the culprit, and you end up at the fruit bowl. That bunch of bananas that you bought fresh at the supermarket a few days ago, have now turned an unpleasant shade of brown. And, you've found the source of that strange smell.

This is what happened to me a few days ago. But instead of throwing the bananas away, I baked these amazing muffins with them. Bananas are at their best to bake with when they are ripe. They have a natural sweetness to them and keep everything moist.

I've used ripe bananas before to make my amazing banana bread with maple syrup butter. This time I combined the sweet bananas with milk chocolate chips - heaven! The smell that will go through your kitchen when you have these baking in the oven is divine. 

You have got to give them a try! 

A Simple List of Ingredients:
1. Margarine
2. Ripe Bananas
3. Ground Cinnamon
4. Eggs
5. Salt
6. Vanilla Flavouring
7. Milk Chocolate Chips
8. Caster Sugar
9. Demerara Sugar
10. Self-Raising Flour
11. Milk

Bismillah, let's start!

Preheat the oven to 180C / Gas Mark 4. 


Place 6 ounces (170 grams) softened margarine or butter into a mixing bowl.


Add 6 ounces (170 grams) caster sugar.


Whisk the margarine and sugar until light and creamy.


Take 3 ripe bananas, peel and mash them.


Add the mashed bananas to the bowl.


Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla flavouring. If you find it difficult to buy non-alcoholic vanilla flavouring from the supermarket, try this from Amazon.

Add 2 large eggs.


Whisk everything until well combined.


Add 8 ounces (230 grams) self-raising flour.


Add 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.


Add 1/4 teaspoon salt.


Stir until just combined. Add a few drops of Milk, if the batter is a little too stiff.


Add 1 packet (100 grams) milk chocolate chips.


Stir to combine.


Spoon the mixture into muffin cases.


Sprinkle the tops with a little demerara sugar.


Bake for 20-22 minutes at 180C / Gas Mark 4.


Allow to cool slightly before having a munch. These muffins are great as a snack or for breakfast. Trust me, after you've baked these you'll never throw away any ripe and smelly bananas. 

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Wasalaam!

6 comments

  1. Salaams. Just finished making these muffins and realised it said milk in ingredients section but not in actual recipe.. :/ oooh will let u know how they are I hope ok iA. X

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    1. Salaam! Oops, will have to have a look at that, hope they turned out nice anyway inshallah! :)

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  2. These look delicious! I love chocolate and banana together, thanks for sharing this recipe xx

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, the chocolate and banana combo is one of the best!

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  3. My batch is in the oven as I type!

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