Moist Chocolate Muffins with hints of Banana throughout is the perfect thing to start your day with.
I’m on a roll these days! I’m managing a blog, developing recipes, baking, taking photographs..all this while working full time! I can’t believe I’m doing it all..and still having fun in the process. Of course I miss those times when I’d wake and think of the next recipe I’m going to do, go grocery shopping, bake and take pictures..and all this in slow motion! It’s the same except just fast forward it and to add to the fun..add a full time job in Advertising too. Can you imagine what I’m going through? Yes? Now forgive me for not posting enough recipes these past days. I’m still fitting in and thinking of ways to still post at least 3 recipes a week. So far I’ve managed to do 2 but I need to buck up and squeeze another one or else the future of my blog is doomed.
Some major changes are happening, apart from the job I’m thinking of shifting to .org. I think its time to get a proper blog with more functionality, better looks and of course more space. This might take a little while but is on the cards..so brace yourself for a few amazing changes. Self hosting is a little intimidating but has to be done..have you got any experience with it?
Getting back to these gorgeous Chocolate Banana Muffins, they were shot early morning before I was heading to my office so please excuse the lack of creativity in my pictures here..haha..but they taste amazing! Of course we can never go wrong with this combo but let me state the obvious and tell you that if there’s something more MADE FOR EACH OTHER types than chocolate and peanut butter, its chocolate and banana. I’ve made several things with this combination.. Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes, Sugar Free Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins and all of them were SUPER HITS! You have got to try each one of them.
Nothing complex with these..all you need is a simple batter and a you’re done! Just make sure you use the ripest bananas you can find, fresh bananas don’t produce the best flavours so you can either wait for your bananas to develop black spots or buy rotting bananas. Blacker the better..but obviously not bananas that have gone bad and are oozing smelly liquids..stay away from those!
- • Flour (maida), 130 grams
- • Baking Powder, 1 teaspoon
- • Salt, ½ teaspoon
- • Cocoa Powder, 5 tablespoons
- • Softened Butter, 50 grams
- • Sugar, 130 grams (mix of white and dark brown)
- • Yogurt, 2 tablespoons
- • Overripe Bananas, 2 (Whizz your bananas in a blender until they turn into a puree)*
- • Vanilla Essence, 1 teaspoon
- • Milk, 60 ml
- *Do not use fresh bananas for this recipe, only overripe bananas that have got lots of black spots on them. Fresh bananas don't produce much flavour.
- Take a muffin tray and line it with muffin liners. Keep aside to be used later.
- Sieve flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder in a bowl and keep aside.
- In another bowl, whisk butter until light and fluffy, for 3-4 minutes and add in the sugar. Whisk again until the sugar is completely incorporated, about 3 minutes.
- Add in the yogurt, banana puree, vanilla essence and mix.
- Preheat your oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 5-10 minutes.
- Next, add the dry ingredients to wet mixture little by little until completely incorporated and add in the milk at the end. When everything is combined spoon the batter in the muffin liners and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes.
- Insert a skewer or toothpick in the centre of the muffins to see if they're done. If it comes out clean with a few crumbs its done, if it comes out wet bake until it done. These muffins shouldn't take long but baking time varies with the depth of the muffin tin so keep checking them after the 15 minutes mark!
- Enjoy and let me know if you liked my Chocolate and Banana Muffins!
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