Monday, 17 December 2012

Seriously dark chocolate and banana muffins

These are not ordinary chocolate muffins or banana muffins.  They are seriously dark. 
I used quite a lot of cocoa powder for this recipe as I didn't have a bar of chocolate ..... surprise? 
Anyway, bananas made the muffins sweet and moist.  They are lovely with creme fraiche.   


Ingredients
  • 3 bananas (ripe or over ripe) 
  • 100 ml vegetable oil or 100g lowfat margarine
  • 50 ml milk
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 100 g soft light brown sugar
  • 200 g plain flour
  • 50g cocoa powder (sifted)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 


Method

  1.  Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6 and line a muffin tin with papers.
  2. Mash the bananas by hand or with a free-standing mixer. Add the oil (or margarine) followed by the eggs and sugar. Mix well.
  3. Mix the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder together and add this mixture, beating gently, to the banana mixture, then spoon it into the prepared papers.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15–20 minutes, by which time the muffins should be dark. Allow to cool slightly in their tin before removing to a wire rack.