Thursday, 5 June 2008

Banana White Chocolate Muffins

A great portion of my life is spent baking with bananas, especially when they go ripe, as I hate to throw away food and my boys would much rather me make up some home-baked goodness that they will no doubt enjoy than to see good ripe bananas go to waste. This recipe is excellent when time isn’t on your side, you won’t believe how quick they are to mix up and bake! In no time you have delicious yummy muffins to enjoy at breakfast or an afternoon snack.

Banana White Chocolate Muffins


3 very ripe bananas

125ml vegetable oil

2 eggs

250g plain flour

100g caster sugar

½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

150g white chocolate (or butterscotch or dark chocolate morsels)

Preheat the oven to 200ºC/gas mark 6 and line a 12-bun muffin tin with muffin papers.

Mash the bananas and set aside for a moment.Pour the oil into a jug and beat in the eggs.

Put the flour, sugar, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder into a large bowl and mix in the beaten-egg-and-oil mixture, followed by the mashed bananas.

Fold in the white chocolate morsels, then place equal quantities in the prepared muffin tin and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.


Finla said...

Those muffine looks moist and delicious.
Yeah i agree with you, i also don't like to waste food.

Jules said...

I really like the sound of these and will ahve to try them next time I have some over ripe bananas.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Maria, I would love to try these! They are so high and beautiful, and I absolutely adore white chocolate!

Ruth Strong said...

And what a great way to use up bananas. I'm sure the family love them

Ivy said...

I have not read your recipe as it is past midnight, but as the Chinese say a picture is worth a thousand words, and I can see how yummy your muffins are. I promise to read it tomorrow as it is very late and I came to Award you the Yummy Award.

Maria♥ said...

Happy Cook thanks.

Jules, lovely to see you. You must try these, they are not overly sweet which is what I like about them!

Hi Patricia and welcome to my blog. Thanks so much for your lovely compliments and I LOVE white chocolate too!

Ruth the family are certainly enjoying them ;o)

Hi Ivy
What a lovely compliment!! And many thanks for the award, your a star!


Nickki said...

They look lovely Maria, I know what you mean about baking with bananas all the time. Much better to put them to good use than throw them out, what a waste that would be :)

Kelly-Jane said...

They look lovely.

I can remember cooking these from HTBADG a few years ago and a friend of hubby's dropped by, he had a couple warm from the oven, now even years later he still thinks of these when he sees me!

Abitofafoodie said...

I love muffins and am always looking for new variations - this is one I must try next time I have bananas on the turn!

Oh my! Apple pie! said...

I love banana muffins, I like the suggestion of butterscotch morsels in place of the chocolate. Yum!

hungryandfrozen said...

Gorgeous muffins :) love the idea of white chocolate and banana together, something I haven't tried before!

MrsB said...

hey maria, i love your muffins, your muffin cases are so sweet!

Rosie said...

I too always have ripe bananas to use up too!! It's great to find new recipes to use and your muffins look beautiful Maria - another great bake :)

Rosie x

Bimmer said...

They look beautiful! Yum yum!

Maggie said...

I love banana cake recipes. The riper the banana the lighter the bake!
They look delicious.

Gigi said...

How did you get such lovely domes on your muffins? Mine always come out flat. They look and sound super delicious! I can't wait to get buy bananas so they can get all spotty and ripe.

Ivy said...

In my house bananas never go wasted but I agree with you, with petrol prices going up and everything becoming so expensive it's not a good period to waste things. I try and make good use of our leftovers. Your muffins look delicious.

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

The white chocolate sounds great in the muffins! The muffins look so nice and high!

Anonymous said...

They look wonderful Maria.
I've tagged you btw,

Maria♥ said...

Thanks everyone for all your wonderful and kind comments!


Anonymous said...

Right now I'm going to try your banana muffins with white chocolate. Thanks for inspiring me.

Anonymous said...

Dear Maria
Your muffins with bananas and white chocolate are DELICIOUS!!!!!!! Thank you!!!

Sadé said...

I just made these muffins and they are scrumptious!!!!! Amazing <3