About this recipe:The flavours of dark chocolate and banana go hand in hand in these deliciously moist muffins. They are quick and easy to make and are freezer-friendly. Try them for afternoon tea, elevenses or pop into packed lunches.
Makes: 12 muffins
340g mashed bananas
150ml sunflower oil
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
250g plain flour
100g caster sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
170g dark chocolate chips
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:15min › Ready in:30min
Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas 7. Lightly grease a 12-hole muffin tin.
In a medium bowl, mix together the banana, oil, egg and vanilla.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Stir in the banana mixture until just blended. Fold in the chocolate chips. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tin, filling 3/4 full.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove muffins to a wire rack to cool completely.
I have just made these with my 5 year old son and they are lovely! Especially warm. The recipe States a tablespoon of baking powder, but I thought this was too much so only used a teaspoon and they are perfect. I also chopped up plain chocolate instead of chocolate chips as it's cheaper and it's nice getting an occasional larger lump of chocolate. - 22 Feb 2015