It’s been raining lately. On and off. On and on. A shower here, a thunderstorm there. There are few moments of joy in the world like an icy morning in the midst of summer with rain pattering against your windows. Work mornings can be difficult: needing a Herculean task to get out of bed but a cup of coffee and a warm muffin out the oven can surely do the trick.
This recipe hails from Baked: New Frontiers In Baking, and it is impossible to go wrong with. I had a lot of ideas when I read the recipe but made no changes at all because it is quite perfect as is.
A slight kick of coffee, sweet banana and the hint of bittersweet chocolate makes these muffins an excellent treat on a cold and rainy Monday morning.
- 1½ cups mashed, very ripe bananas (about 4 medium bananas)
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
- ¼ cup whole milk
- 1 large egg
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
- 1½ teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line a 12 hole muffin pan with muffin liners or grease with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, stir together the bananas, sugars, butter, milk, and egg; Set aside.
- In another medium bowl, whisk together the flour, instant espresso powder, baking soda and salt.
- Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the well and stir just until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Fill each cup about ¾ full. Bake in the center of the oven for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean.
- Move the muffin pan to a cooling rack, and let cool for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, remove the muffins from the pan and let them finish cooling on the cooling rack.
Now onto today’s fun part. Muffin Monday is partnering with Quaker this week which has come out with 5 very new and exciting products. Quaker is giving away two very special hampers which include:
- Quaker Whole Hearts Cereal
- Quaker Oatmeal Squares Honey Nut Cereal
- Instant Quaker Oatmeal Chocolate Chip
- Quaker Yogurt Granola Bars
- Quaker Stila Bars & Bits
- Quaker Cookies
- Quaker Soft Baked Bars
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Muffin Monday: Round Up
My Muffin Monday bakers have some very interesting variations that I’d like to share:
And finally, I’d like to congratulate Katherine Martinelle on winning the Magimix by Robot-Coupe 12 cup food processor.
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This muffins look perfect and would make the perfect start of a week or any day!! :
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Love the combination of banana, coffee and chocolate, what a great recipe! These muffins are a perfect wake up or mid morning snack.
Sounds like you are in Flordia with all the off and on rain. It’s flooding here. These are some yummy muffins. Espresso and chocolate chips, love this.
It’s been raining a lot here too! Strange, huge rainstorms that pop up out of no where! They tend to show up right when I’m waiting at the train station! Great looking muffin to start the week and push away the rain!
My favorite are the soft baked Oatmeal Cookies with raisins. I haven’t seen them with chocolate chips, but if I find those in the store that is what I want to try next!
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Can’t wait to try this recipe!!
Oh, these muffins are amazing! So delicious! Its been raining a lot here too and its getting really old.
What a fun giveaway from Quaker. My favorite is probably there good old fashioned oatmeal because there are so many things to do with it!
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What a healthy and great way to start the day!!
looks good. i love to make muffins.
Your muffins are always so tempting…another lovely version! I like plain ol’ Quaker Oats the best…so good in cookies!
Yes, a muffin with espresso must be for Mondays…!!!
This muffin looks yummy! I love the combined flavor very much, going to bookmark this :)
Love the banana and coffee combo here! My favorite Quaker product is just the plain old fashioned oats. I use them for so many recipes!
I love this photo shoot of the banana espresso chocolate muffins.
Love your flavors here! :)
I love this flavor combo! So creative! And great giveaway. I have always loved quaker oats oatmeal :-)
What a delicious looking muffin!! :)
These muffins look great! I bet banana and espresso taste great together!
Quaker cinnamon squares are my favorite cereal!!! Breakfast, snack, part of lunch you name it. Other than that I have to say that Quaker quick cooking oats are a must for any baker’s kitchen. They make everything better from cobbler to cookies.
Your muffin looks so good.
I’ve recently become addicted to Quaker Steel cut oats – yummy and healthy!
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I am digging the kick of coffee in these muffins.
I am loving this muffin and these looks so gorgeous.
OMG … The pictures are gorgeous !!!
I’m a big quaker fan all around but I really love their cinnamon oatmeal. My favorite breakfast
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I always like “espresso” in muffin, cookies, anything baked. Is that mean, ground esspresso beans/powders? Sorry I’m asking such a basic question… This looks delicious! My kind of breakfast muffins to go with coffee. I follow you everywhere, but let me just put one entry today (sorry I’m a bit in hurry today).
Thanks Nami! In most cases its ground espresso powder unless mentioned otherwise.
First I just want to say…I need one of these muffins now!! I cut off coffee products until the wedding and I sooo wanted one today! Great giveaway, my fav Quaker product is their brown sugar & maple oatmeal! Yum!
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Quaker Oatmeal Squares – OBSESSED!!!
These muffins are delightful! Espresso and chocolate…Yum!
And nice giveaway as well :)
Fantastic recipe. Chocolate, espresso and bananas. Who knew? Thanks!
I LOVE this recipe!! I make these muffins all the time! I have the Baked cookbooks and they are definitely one of my favorites. :)
these muffins look so good, banana and coffee and chcoolate – best combination ever!
Yum! A little extra espresso and chocolate in the morning is what I am all about. Just perfect!
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