Saturday, September 18, 2010

Banana Walnut Choc Chip Muffins

Tonight I think I've cracked the ultimate banana muffin, filled with nommy chocolate chips and walnuts, modified from this recipe. I used dark brown sugar and buttermilk to add a little extra flavour and zing.

Dry Ingredients

2 cups self raising flour
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
3/4 cup choc-chips
1/4 cup walnuts

Wet Ingredients

100 grams butter, melted
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 over-ripe bananas

Preheat oven to 220 degrees Celsius. Grease 12 hole muffin tray or 1 x 6 hole Texas muffin pan.

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Whisk them together to ensure an even blend.

In a separate bowl, mash bananas with a fork and mix together with all other wet ingredients. Then add to the dry ingredients until just combined. Pour into muffin pan.

Bake 12-15 minutes.

These muffins fulfill the magic combination of being moist, containing fruit, nuts and rich flavours without being too dense or overwhelming.


  1. Your blog is very interesting dear))

  2. Hi Kate, I just found your blog having been a very inactive user of Brisbane Local Food for the last 2 or so years. But it seems serendipitous now, seeing as my last blog post was on Banana Bread (your muffins look DIVINE), and I have done a PhD in philosophy too. Am keen to see how your year of eating continues! When did it begin? I hope it's not over already? Cheers, Angela

  3. Kate, thank you for this lovely recipe. Bananas prices in Australia are getting reasonable again so it is a great time to try some new banana recipes that kids will love!