Monday, May 7, 2012

A Chocolate- Banana Delight

Recipe: Chocolate Banana Oats Muffin


With overripe bananas being a phenomenon in my pantry and with nothing better to do with them than mash and bake them into a cake or muffin, I was on my way to get that done when I suddenly remembered a great recipe I read in Ria’s Collections..... Banana-Buttermilk & oats Muffin.
The muffins she had made looked so good and inviting that I had made a note to do the same the next time I had  some overripe bananas over at my counter.
So here they were all ready to be attacked......
But I have a made a few changes with the recipe...... I gave it  a chocolate flavour to make it more appealing for my little one , well, she’s not much of a fan of the plain banana flavour.
Also I have reversed the whole wheat-flour proportions from the original recipe....... the final output turned out to be a real winner.

Well, my picky girl loved it......and that’s not all..... so did my banana flavour- hater husband (he didn't realise that he had been tricked into eating a banana muffin ;) ) and definitely me too.

It tastes best when eaten warm.




 All-purpose flour - ½ cup
Whole wheat flour - 1 cup
Brown Sugar - 1 cup (if using white sugar it’s ok to use ¾ cup)
Cocoa powder - ¼ cup
Oats - 1 cup
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Baking soda - 1 tsp
Salt - ½ tsp
Buttermilk - ¾ cup
Egg - 1 slightly beaten
Vegetable oil - ⅓ cup
Vanilla Essence - ½ tsp

Bananas - 3 medium sized mashed


Preheat oven to 180 degree C and line your muffin tin with liners.

Sieve together all the dry ingredients,i.e, the flours, sugar, cocoa powder, oats,baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
In another bowl whisk together all the wet ingredients as well.
Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients in the centre of the well.
Using a rubber spatula gently fold in the ingredients together until just combined,i.e, until the wet ingredients are just moistened. Its ok to have some lumps.
DO NOT OVERMIX or your muffins will get quite tough.

Scoop out your batter using an ice cream scoop or spoon and fill the liners to ¾ level.
Pop into the oven and bake for 18-20 mins or till a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Leave to cool completely before serving.


  1. Perfectly done
    Good one.Love this !

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks Reshmi.... It really was :)

  3. choco with banana is always great combi...delicious muffins

  4. the cupcakes look divine...simply wow !!!!!!

  5. Chocolate + banana, can't go wrong. Lovely combo

    1. Very true Namitha..... Juz won't go wrong :) thnk u so much

  6. Misha, you gave a lovely twist to those muffins! They look so good! Thanks for the mention :)

    1. Hi Ria, so happy to hear from u....thank u so much..... U r a really talented cook and blogger I must say, I am an ardent follower of ur beautiful space.....thank u so much once again :)

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  8. Wow the chocolate n banana muffins looks superb..yummy..glad to find u ..following u now..

    1. Thanks a lot Avika.... will defintly visit your space too :)