Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Easy Banana Muffins

Banana muffins with dates, walnuts and chocolate
I have a tried and true banana muffin recipe that I want to share with the world. It's a little bit fancy, but super tasty and easy to make. I've made it heaps of times and it has never once failed me!

125g softened butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
3 tbs milk
1 tsp baking soda
2 mashed bananas
1 1/2 cups self raising flour

Beat butter and sugar until well combined and creamy. Add egg and beat until the mixture is smooth. Mix baking soda with milk and add to mixture. Add the mashed bananas and combine well. Finally, add the flour and mix until smooth. (The muffin mix should be fairly thick.) Spoon into muffin papers and bake in oven at 180 degree Celsius for about 25-30 mins or until tops spring back when touched.

Chocolate Icing
50g butter
1/2 cup icing sugar
2 tbs cocoa powder

Combine all icing ingredients until smooth and thick. You may need to add more icing sugar to get the consistency you want.


If you want to make your banana muffins a little fancier, and I always do, you can add extra ingredients such as chopped dates, walnuts and chocolate chips before baking.

Finally, once the muffins are cool, ice with chocolate icing and sprinkle some crushed walnuts over the top.

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