Sunday, 9 May 2010

Banana, Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate Chip Muffins

I’ve done these muffins many times before and they are my quick and easy never-fail recipe when I need to use up ripe bananas. This weekend has been a wet one but I’ve enjoyed a spot of baking and I couldn’t pass up the chance to use my gorgeous new pastel silicone star and heart cases which I purchased last month at John Lewis. I’d read great reviews on silicone cases and they really lived up to their reputation, the only down side being I now want to buy more!The cases really helped the muffins retain the heart & star shapes and I love how cute they turned out. For those of you who have yet to try silicone cases, I say go out and buy them, you won’t be disappointed.

Banana, Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate Chip 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
100g peanut butter chips
100g milk chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 200ºC/180ºC fan oven/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 peanut butter and milk choc chips and then place equal quantities in the prepared muffin tin and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack


Chele said...

I know a certain person who is bound to love these - they have all his fave ingredients in them. I've got some silcone cases I've never tried, you may have just given me the shove I need ;0)

Unknown said...

You muffins in their silicon cases look mighty fine Maria.

Violet's really into my Cranberry & Orange muffins at the minute. They're so quick and easy to make and taste delicious too.

Didn't the Good Food magazine have some fab recipies in this month?

Jill x

Maria♥ said...

Chele, that certain person will love these muffins!

Jill, I bet those Cranberry and Orange Muffins are lovely. Have you blogged them? I'd love to try them out! Good Food definitely had some great recipes this month, love this magazine.


Lucie said...

I am loving these cases Maria -and the contents too. Fab.Isn't the blog busy tonight with lots of lovely posts? - it seems everyone has been baking on this miserable wet weekend. Lucie xx

Snooky doodle said...

these look delicious and so cute :)

Brownieville Girl said...

What a wonderful combination of flavours ... and I love the cases :-}

Lisa said...

These look gorgeous Maria! I'm off to John Lewis...! Recipe sounds lovely too. x

Kate said...

ive heard a lot about silicone cases...i was unsure as to whether they'd keep the muffin/cupcake shape. all sounds good though, and they look so cute and girly! i want!

Unknown said...

Hi Maria - I posted about the Cranberry & Orange muffins on my blog (10th March), if you fancy trying them - let me know what you think if you do.

I've just discovered a website today called Baking Mad - have you ever heard of it? (

Jill x

Petit Filoux said...

Another gorgeous looking recipe!! How can you resist scoffind the lot?! xx

Petit Filoux said...

Another gorgeous looking recipe!! How can you resist scoffind the lot?! xx

Maggie said...

They are cute Maria and look lovely too. Great recipe.

Nickki said...

I love your silicone cases, they are gorgeous!

These muffins are a big favourite in my house too! :-)