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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Wow, Bottomless muffin well! Happy Monday An, I bet S would love these well maybe mnus the espresso but I love anything coffee!
Love that you didn’t make any changes! I would’ve made the same but I didn’t have any ripe bananas. The one time that I actually needed it I don’t have any!
Yum! These muffins sound fantastic and I love that picture with the red ribbon swirling around the muffin. Gorgeous! So sorry I missed out this week. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for next week!
No worries. Hope you’ll join us next week! :)
An, this muffins are gorgeous and look so yummy. I have that cookbook and I love it! My favorite Quaker product is their brown sugar cereal squares. Yummy!
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The oatmeal squares are my favorite cereal. I eat them for breakfast but they make the best packable snack too.
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Oh MAN. My favorite Quaker product is their old-fashioned oats–oatmeal is my favorite comforting breakfast!! :)
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Your pictures always show such imagination! Nice recipe – bananas and chocolate is such a great combo. I literally just ate a banana, now this has me craving chocolate to cap it off!
i never thought of adding espresso to the banana and chocolate chip combination – i bet it is fantastic! perfect way to start the day!
LOVED this recipe! I tried to stick closely to the original but had to experiment with adding peanut butter chips. Soooooo good :)
this looks so incredibly delicious … banana and espresso muffins, and chocolate, heaven! Starbucks should make a similar drink. :-)
These look awesome, and I love how you styled that last photo with the red ribbon. Want one of these with some coffee!
I love that you use bananas to sweeten these! I love when they are so ripe that you barely need any sugar at all. Another great recipe! :)
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Oh, wow. These sound AMAZING!!
I love everything in these muffins, yum! My fave Quaker product is Quaker oats!
I like their granola.
My favorite is their oatmeal.
Love the banana and espresso combo. These look scrumptious!
I love their instant oatmeal
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everything looks so great!
One of these and a big cup of coffee are perfect for a day like today! Have to give these a try!
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After baking my first banana cake I am looking for more recipes with bananas. this is another great one.
chocolate, coffee, banana- what is not to love! That shot with the ribbon around the muffin is beyond beautiful!
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What pretty muffins!
My favorite is the Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chip
My favorites are Quaker quick oats or their snack bars!
I used to eat Whole Hearts like no other until recently when I sampled their Oatmeal Squares. I can’t stop eating them, they’re so good.
All the coffee addicts out there are drooling right now! What a fantastic combination:-) My favorite Quaker product is good old fashion oats, I love eating them, and baking with them:-) Hugs, Terra
A wonderful recipe! That flavor combination is fabulous.
What a combination my friend – legit irresistible:D
Looks beautiful! I love a good muffin and your recipe looks superb. I would love to try it.
I actually enjoy their Quaker original oatmeal – both for baking oatmeal raisin cookies and eating as is too and adding fresh fruit on top!
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Love the sound of banana and espresso! Lovely clicks, An.
Beautiful muffins! I love this combination.
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you just can’t go wrong with this muffin.. espresso banana + choc chips… it’d be a good breakfast muffin!!! i like the second pic with the red ribbon/thread round the muffin!! :)
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A wonderful muffin recipe. They look really super.
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