Banana Chocolate Muffins

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 | 15 comments

Banana Chocolate Muffins

I had a whole bunch of my Sierra Leonean friends over for a food filled weekend to say good bye to one of my best friends B, who is back in Sierra Leone now. She loves chocolate and she loves banana and so I made her some banana chocolate muffins. She thought that these were like chocolate cake and banana bread all wrapped up in one perfect breakfast bite. And they were still deliciously chocolaty moist a few days later thanks to the banana. 

Other foodie delights that weekend included:

B’s first ever berry and cherry picking session – we are still eating the raspberry lemon yoghurt we made from this.

The home drinks tasting session run by the lovely crew from the English Spirit Distillery – some of their raspberry liqueur made it into the other chocolate chocolate chip muffins and chocolate chip cookies I baked that weekend.

One fun but failed BBQ attempt as the weather had other ideas – again the raspberry liqueur helped quench our disappointment as we took the party inside. You Tube provided all the 90’s hits that we needed.

A cooking lesson from B for her signature buttery chicken fried rice and her cassava leaves Sierra Leone style.

Ohhh and THAT freshly caught sea bass perfectly grilled with lemon and herbs.

Oh man, it was fun.

Now off to go eat that final banana chocolate muffin that I hid in the freezer………

This was shared at the weekend potluck recipe link up.

Banana Chocolate Muffins
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Banana chocolate muffins that are like chocolate cake and banana bread all wrapped up in one.
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 100g (1/2 cup) soft brown sugar
  • 225g (1½ cup) plain flour
  • 4 tbsp dark unsweetened cocoa powder (sifted)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon (or more to taste)
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  1. Preheat the oven to fan assisted 180C / 200C / 400F/ Gas 6.
  2. Line a muffin tin with 12 muffin cases.
  3. Mash the banana together with the lemon juice.
  4. Add the oil to the banana and when combined, mix in the eggs and sugar.
  5. In another container mix together the flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and bicarbonate of soda .
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the liquid mixture and mix until just combined. It is ok to have a lumpy batter.
  7. Divide the muffin batter into the muffin cases.
  8. Bake the muffins for between 15- 20 minutes or until the muffins are nicely dark and risen.
You can freeze your left over muffins and just reheat them when you want a quick breakfast or a snack. Feel free to play around with the spices you add in and these are also good with some nuts thrown in. Adapted From Nigella Lawson.



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  1. Oooh, I love chocolate cake and banana bread so these sound amazing! Love that the banana keeps the muffins moist for several days.

    • There is something about this combination right?

  2. I saw your post in my email this morning and I thought it sounded good. So, when I went to the store and found an over ripe bag of bananas for only 65 cents, I figured your recipe was the perfect one to try. Hope to make them tonight. :o)


    • Yaye, I hope you like them Carmen

  3. So sad to hear your friend is leaving. But I’m sure these muffins made the goodbyes bearable!

    • I know, I cant believe she is gone after all these years.

  4. The muffins looks aaahmaazing! Can’t wait to see all the delectable treats from your berries and cherries :)

    • I have frozen sooooooooo many berries that I can’t imagine what I am going to do with them.

  5. Those muffins look really good!

    • Thanks Akaleistar, taste good too.

  6. What a perfect way to send of a friend! These muffins sound amazing and I love the way bananas add both flavor and moisture of anything baked. I’d grab one of these for breakfast for dessert!

    • I am sooooo sad that she has gone but yes it was fun sending her off with lots of food.

  7. Yuuuuum. These sound really REALLY good! I’ve been meaning to bake Choc Banana Bread for ages now for the kids, but might just make these instead :)

  8. My friend invited me to her house and she prepared this muffins I loved them and ask her for the recipe, I will bake it now for my family!
    Thank you for post it!

  9. Two thumbs up.
    A quick and easy recipe with an awesome taste.
    Many thanks for sharing.

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