There are 3 reasons I picked this recipe. One – I am really running behind schedule and barely had time to bake muffins. Two – I am yet to come across a recipe by Nigella Lawson that has disappointed. And three – chocolate + banana for breakfast; it really doesn’t get better than this!
I didn’t make quite as many changes as I could have but my last minute addition was peanut butter chips on top. I left a couple of them without it just in case I ran into someone with an allergy.
- 3 bananas (ripe or over ripe)
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 2 medium eggs
- ½ cup soft light brown sugar
- 1½ cups + 2 tsp plain flour
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder (sifted)
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- ½ cup peanut butter chips
- Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6 and line a muffin tin with papers.
- Mash the bananas by hand or with a freestanding mixer.
- Still beating and mashing, add the oil followed by the eggs and sugar.
- Mix the flour, cocoa powder and bicarb together and add this mixture, beating gently, to the banana mixture, then spoon it into the prepared papers. Sprinkle with peanut butter chips.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 15–20 minutes, by which time the muffins should be dark, rounded and peeking proudly out of their cases.
- Allow to cool slightly in their tin before removing to a wire rack.
Let me take you through some of the fantastic variations our Muffin Monday bakers came up with this week:
Chung-Ah from Damn Delicious chose my favorite spice and baked a Banana Cinnamon Chip Muffin
Carrie from Poet In The Pantry and me both were thinking Peanut Butter but I love that she added a dollop of crunchy peanut butter in the middle of each muffin. Here’s her Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Muffin
Next we have Stacy from Food Lust People Love who chose to go with chocolate bits instead or adding cocoa powder and made these wonderful Banana Chocolate Bit Muffins
And lastly we have, Jennie from The Messy Baker Blog really turned this recipe around. She baked a Nutella Swirl Pumpkin Chocolate Muffin.
38 Responses to #MuffinMonday: Chocolate Banana Muffins with Peanut Butter Chips
Every Monday I think you cannot top last week’s muffin recipe but here you go again…chocolate, peanut butter, and bananas. They all sound great to me. This was an amazing Monday link up.
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wow! they look absolutely amazing
These look fantastic. I love the addition of the chips. Yummo! I hope your life calms down a bit and you get to relax soon.
O-M-G! These muffins say Jennifer all over it!!! I must have these in my life and right now!!!
Now that is my kind of muffin!
Chocolate… peanut butter. You had me at hello. :) YUM!
Chocolate and bananas. No better pairing that that combination. Memories of growing up for sure! :) Never with peanut butter chips though, they might not have existed back then in the olden days. lol
I agree.. despite all the overdose of cream and butter.. Nigella’s recipes rarely disappoint.. and always deliver.. and lets not forget how simple they almost always are!!! can’t go wrong with these.. they are looking really moist!!!
I can’t imagine that you don’t have time baking muffins. I always see you with a millions muffins around you and all kind of awesome flavors. =D
Hard to miss with this triple combo … Looks fantastic :-)
so many incredible muffins today! I have a banana chocolate chip muffin in my arsenal that I can’t wait to share!!! I love muffin mondays – and you can’t go wrong with pb/chocolate/banana!
What cute little muffin cups! I just love chocolate with peanut butter chips – such a treat!
This is my kind of muffin!
There’s nothing about this that I don’t like :) Yum yum yummiest!
What a great way to start a Monday – with a delicious muffin! I love Chocolate and Peanut butter so how good is this ?! :)
I’ll admit. I licked my screen. Hello gorgeous!! I want these muffins….now. Excellent recipe!!!
Chocolate, banana, and PB are so perfect together. I love these muffins!
I would love to have these in my freezer to have as a sweet treat at night! I may make a mini version so I can share them with my son :)
I really enjoy your #MuffinMondays!! I wish I could place an order for these…love it!
Nice suggestions. I hope I have some time this week to bake some chocolate muffins myself…
My daughter would love this! all of her favorite foods in one cute little cup :)
These muffins are indulgence personified and look too adorable :D
Choc Chip Uru
such a perfect breakfast! wish i had some right now!
Delicious! I love the combo of chocolate and banana. Don’t you? Thank you for sharing another delightful post and recipe. I hope you have a wonderful week, full of good food and laughter.
Delicious looking muffins in cute wrappers!
So many great chocolate banana muffins! My boys would LOVE these for breakfast!!!
Sounds heavenly! I have a hard time baking with peanut butter chips. The hard time comes from me putting the chips into my mouth and not the muffin! :)
the PB chips truly make this muffin and it looks moist and perfect for breakfast or a sweet treat during the day. my toddler would go crazy for these. note to self- must make them asap
the pb chips make this muffin! It looks to good to be true. my toddler would go crazy for these!
Love the addition of peanut butter chips! You cannot go wrong with chocolate, peanut butter and bananas.
You are so thoughtful to leave a few peanut butter free. Is it my imagination or are more people allergic to peanuts than when I was a little girl?
I’ve never been a fan of chocolate and banana but if you add in the peanut butter chips I’m happy to sign on!!
I always want to try peanut butter chips in muffins. These look awesome!
OH my gosh these look INCREDIBLE. So moist and fluffy!
What a delectable combo! Your pictures are stunning – I feel like I can reach in and take a bite. Or maybe that’s just my wishful thinking. . .
I’m so sorry I missed this week! Last week was just too busy. These muffins look wonderful and I really like the recipe!!! The variations are great! I’m off to check them out.
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