Banana Chocolate Muffins


This recipe is one of my all time favourites as everyone loves them, and they are great with a cup of tea for breakfast, to take to uni / work as a snack or as a dessert - served warm with ice cream. You can add as much or as little chocolate chunks as you want, or even swirl through some cocoa / cacao powder mixed with hot water if you would prefer! 

[ Yields 9 muffins ]

What You Need; 

3 medium sized ripe bananas

170g golden caster sugar 

1tsp vanilla extract 

2tbsp sunflower oil

170g plain flour 

3/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda 

pinch of salt 

dark chocolate

80ml unsweetened almond milk


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius 

Mash the banana in a large mixing bowl before mixing in the caster sugar, sunflower oil, almond milk and vanilla extract 

Once mixed together, add in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and the pinch of salt and mix once more until just combined, then add the dark chocolate (broken into chunks) and combine 

 Using a muffin tray, spoon in the mixture until the cases are around 3/4 full

Place the muffins into the oven and cook for 18-20 minutes, or until the muffins are golden brown and springy to touch 

Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 5 minutes before removing from the tray, and enjoy!

Sophie Earl