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muffin with bananas, nuts and chocolate

Muffin with bananas, nuts and chocolate

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Introduction

It’s no secret that I love chocolate and banana. This muffin combines all three into one tasty treat. You can have a slice for breakfast or as a snack, but it would also be great for dessert!

Muffin with bananas, nuts and chocolate

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 11/8 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 large bananas
  • 3/4 cups chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/8 teaspoons baking powder (giving you a total of 4 ounces)

1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground (giving you a total of 2 ounces)

2 tablespoons cocoa powder, unsweetened (giving you a total of 4 ounces)

1/3 cup chocolate chips, semi-sweet

1 1/8 teaspoons baking powder

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour and baking powder.
  • Add the sugar, butter and milk to the dry ingredients; mix well.
  • Add bananas to batter; stir gently to combine. Pour into prepared muffin tins or silicone cupcake moulds (I used both). Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground

1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground

Ground cinnamon is a great way to add warmth and flavor to your muffins. The warming effect of cinnamon is due to its high antioxidant content (preliminary research shows that it may help prevent heart disease). The best thing about ground cinnamon is that it’s easy to measure out into your baking cupboard at home, so there’s no need for a scale!

2 tablespoons cocoa powder, unsweetened

Cocoa powder, also known as cocoa mass, is made from ground cocoa beans. It’s used to make chocolate bars and other treats like cakes and muffins. Cocoa powder can be found in baking sections of grocery stores or online.

1/3 cup chocolate chips, semi-sweet

Chocolate chips are a good source of antioxidants and they’re also high in fiber, which helps your body digest food. They contain magnesium and potassium, two minerals that are essential to maintaining a healthy heart and metabolism.

The most important thing about these muffins is that they taste amazing! And you can make them ahead of time so you can grab one on your way out the door in the morning as well as enjoy them with friends over coffee or tea later in the day.

2 bananas, large, peeled and mashed (1 cup)

Bananas are a great source of potassium, which helps regulate blood pressure. They’re also a good source of fiber, vitamin B6 and vitamin C.

  • 1 cup mashed banana (1 large banana)

3/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

3/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

  • Toast the walnuts in a dry pan until they start to smell nutty. This will take about 5 minutes and can be done before you begin assembling your muffin.
  • Remove from the pan and set aside, but don’t let them cool completely—they’ll continue to toast in their own time!

1 cup sugar

Sugar is a sweetener that’s used to improve the flavor and appearance of foods. It’s also known as Saccharose, Glucose or Sucrose.

Sugar is found in fruits, vegetables and grains. It can be added to foods at different stages of preparation (from raw ingredients through cooking) or consumed without cooking aspartame (NutraSweet).

6 tablespoons butter; melted and cooled to lukewarm

Melt 6 tablespoons of butter. Cool it to lukewarm and you’re ready for your muffin batter.

You can use a soft butter that is not too hard, because if it gets too hot and starts to melt, then it will make your muffins tough.

2 eggs, slightly beaten with a fork, at room temperature

  • Beat the eggs with a fork. Do this at room temperature, not in the microwave or on high heat.
  • Add the beaten eggs to your muffin batter before you add any other ingredients.

1/2 cup milk, at room temperature

  • 1/2 cup milk, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 egg, beaten until foamy (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

how to make muffin with bananas, nuts and chocolate

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Combine flour, sugar and baking powder in a bowl; stir well with a whisk or spoon until combined. Set aside for later use.
  • In another bowl, mash banana pieces slightly but do not overdo it so that they are still nice and lumpy; set aside for later use as well!
  • Combine butter with sugar in another large bowl until light brown in color—this should take around 10 minutes at least depending on your machine speed settings (if you’re using a mixer then try doing this step between batches of other tasks like cleaning up after dinner etcetera). If any clumps form during this time then simply break them apart using an electric hand mixer or wooden spoon handle instead if possible so nothing gets missed out here because those little bits count too! Once done add vanilla extract then lemon juice concentrate if desired but remember not too much just enough – surprise us here please? No need for extra seasoning either since these flavours go best together anyway so don’t worry too much about making sure everything tastes exactly right first before adding anything else into account because trust me when I say that once tasted properly even my youngest son said “wow!”.

Conclusion

Muffins are a great way to get in a few servings of veggies or fruit with your morning coffee. If you’re looking for something savory, try these savory muffins made with ground beef and browned butter—if you’re vegan, substitute bacon instead!

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