March 22, 2012

Nigella Lawson Chocolate Banana Muffins

Have I mentioned that I love chocolate? I could probably do without any other sweet besides chocolate, but the thought of giving up chocolate is frightening. Over the years I have changed my preferences for what specific type of chocolate I prefer. Growing up I was one of the few people that I knew that loved white chocolate. As the years passed I grew more fond of milk chocolate until a few years back when I feel in love with dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is great for baking and I often substitute it for milk chocolate in recipes. With the heat in the last couple of weeks I was left with a number of over-ripe bananas that needed to be used and came across a recipe for Chocolate Banana Muffins, which looked full of chocolate and delicious.

This recipe has 7 ingredients. It takes approximately 25 minutes to prep and bake and makes 12 servings. With only 7 ingredients I had no problems finding any of them at my local grocery store. Instead of regular cocoa powder I used dark cocoa, I feel that the flavor is stronger and more flavorful. I ended up with chunks of banana when the muffins were fully cooked even though my bananas were very ripe. I think next time I would put the bananas in the food processor or blender in order to fully liquify the bananas. Additionally as suggested by some of the other comments on the recipe page I would add some cinnamon if you use regular coca powder. Make sure to watch the muffins in the oven, mine were done at exactly 15 minutes. I followed the remainder of the recipe as stated.

I love combining chocolate and bananas in baking recipes. This recipe is very easy to make and a great way to use over-ripe bananas. My youngest son thoroughly enjoyed these muffins and ate two of them as soon as they came out of the oven. I like that they have the nutrition of the bananas and the dark cocoa provides a great taste. The next time I make this recipe I think I would add chopped dark chocolate or dark chocolate chips. It would provide an every stronger chocolate flavor and be delicious.

For the recipe go to Chocolate Banana Muffins.

28 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! Just visiting your blog and now I am leaving hungry! Thanks for sharing!

    Jennifer
    http://frumpytofabreviews.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks :) I hope you come back again soon and find some recipes to try!

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  2. Give up chocolate??? Unthinkable! Inconceivable! Chocolate is necessary. And dark chocolate most necessary of all. That being said, this recipe sounds awesome. Can you hear me singing? Yep. I will be trying this recipe with your modification of the dark cocoa powder and your idea of the addition of dark chocolate chips. You are fab, Frugal. :)

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    1. I agree, giving up chocolate would not work for me! I hope you like the recipe when you try it!

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    2. I made these over the weekend with your suggestion of adding the dark chocolate chips and they came out delicious, mouth-watering, moist, chocolate goodness! Everyone loved them! Thanks, Frugal! :)

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    3. I'm glad that they turned out well with the dark chocolate chips, I love dark chocolate :)

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  3. Oh god, oh god, oh god! I LOVE chocolate and bananas! am so doing this!!

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    1. I like chocolate and banana together also. I'm not a fan of uncooked bananas, something with the texture, but I love them cooked and baked.

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  4. Your site is making me hungry! :) I am a BIG fan of chocolate. You ought to check out the Beyond Organic Chocolate: http://dygandm.mybeyondorganic.com/Web/us/en/products-chocolate-beyond-overview.dhtml. It's really good and healthy! Amazing...right? :D

    Thanks for stopping by my site and joining the GTKY Blog Hop. I'm a new follower.

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    1. Sounds great! I am a big chocolate fan also, yum!

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  5. stopped by from linky on 7 kids an counting following you on twitter, google and g+ your facebook page says unavailable

    krista lafave/couponfreestuff

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    1. Thanks, followed you back :) Don't know why my facebook page said that, it has been doing something weird lately, thanks for the heads up!

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  6. Woe. Chocolate muffins with only 7 ingredients? Sounds deadly delish! Thanks for sharing. I am attempting the weekend bloghop :). I haven't created a button yet (I'm a bit of a newbie to the blogoshpere and motherhood :)).

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    1. They really are easy and delicious! I followed you back, have a great weekend!

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  7. Love chocolate too! I also really miss Nigella's TV show. I have one of her books.

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    1. I have one of her books also, I like her since she seems down to earth on tv.

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  8. Thank you for linking up with the Planet Weidknecht Weekend Hop!

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  9. nice idea.. thanks for sharing...

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    1. Thanks :) I hope you like the recipe if you try it!

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  10. Oh, I have never heard of chocolate banana muffins. I am so going to try this. TY

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    1. I hadn't made chocolate banana muffins before I tried this recipe either. I had a number of bananas that went bad really quickly thanks to the warm weather :)

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  11. Super that you linked in. Hope you are having a great day.

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  12. Hi there, you have already linked this in to Food on Friday: Chocolate so I have now popped it in to the Banana edition for you. Cheers

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    1. Thanks for linking it up :) Going over to check out the other recipes!

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