When life gives you overripe bananas you make delicious Banana Chocolate Nut Muffins. I am trying to be good with my eating habits but being a food blogger just doesn’t help. These muffins I guess are not too bad, I think they could pass as healthy. After all it is filled with good stuff like bananas, walnuts and dark chocolate (wasn’t dark chocolate supposed to be good for you!!!) .
That sorts the guilt out….haha! Give me a muffin, with a smear of butter any day and I’m happy. It’s so comforting to wake up to the smell of freshly baked muffins. Especially after last night’s fish dinner, my home smelt like a fishmonger. Freshly baked muffins and a diffuser quickly sorted that out. Now my home smells amazing.
Most muffin recipes are basic recipes that you can add anything you want to it. That’s what I love about muffins. It is also something that you really put together in a jiffy. I am sure you are tired of hearing this advice. But I have to remind you or my job is not done.
Once you add your flour the trick to making those light muffins is to not overmix the batter. Overmixing knocks out the air from the batter creating a dense texture. Don’t worry I’ve done that a few times myself.
The addition of the walnuts and sugar topping gives the muffins a lovely crunch, soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside. These Banana Chocolate Nut Muffins can be whipped up in just a few minutes and they also make great lunchbox treats.
More of my muffin recipes:
Banana, Chocolate and Nut Muffins
- 3 ripe bananas
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 tspn vanilla essence
- 1/2 tspn ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips
- 1&1/2 cup cake wheat flour sifted
- 1 tspn baking powder
- 1/2 cup toasted and chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup toasted walnuts
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp melted butter
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line a muffin tray with cupcake liners
- Smash bananas with a back of a fork and set aside
- Sift the flour and baking powder and set aside
- Mix half the walnuts with one tablespoon sugar and one tablespoon butter and set aside
- In a large bowl mix together the oil, butter, eggs, sugar and vanilla essence
- Add in the sifted flour/baking powder, cinnamon, chocolate chips and half the walnuts. Gently fold it in.
- Fill the cupcake liners with equal amounts of the batter
- Sprinkle the walnut mixture on top of each muffin
- Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean
- You can add any other nuts you prefer
- The amount of sugar can be increased if you prefer a sweeter muffin
- It's best to use bananas that are as ripe as possible
- The chocolate chips is totally optional
- Do not overmix the batter