Chocolate and banana crumble muffins

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choc and banana muffin
choc and banana muffin
  • Makes: 9

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Woman's Weekly recipe Give your chocolate muffins a delicious new twist by adding bananas and crumble mixture. These muffins are a nifty way of using up ripe bananas, too


  • 250g (8oz) self-raising flour
  • 30g (1oz) cocoa powder
  • 1/2 level teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 175g (6oz) light muscovado sugar
  • 100ml (31/2fl oz) light and mild olive oil
  • 300ml (1/2 pint) soured cream
  • 100g (31/2oz) dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 medium eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
You will also need:
  • 12-hole muffin tin, lined with paper muffin cases

If you're allergic to eggs, add 1/2 level teaspoon baking powder and 4 tablespoons milk, with the oil and cream and leave out the eggs


  1. Set the oven to 190C/375F/Gas Mark 5. Sieve the flour, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl. Stir in the sugar. Stir in the olive oil, soured cream and half of the chocolate. The mixture will form into little clumps. Spoon 1/3 of this crumbly mixture into another bowl, add the rest of the chocolate to this portion and set aside.
  2. Stir the eggs and banana into the larger quantity of muffin mixture. Mix until just combined. Use an ice-cream scoop to divide the muffin mixture between the cake cases.
  3. Sprinkle the reserved crumbly mixture over the top.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes until well-risen and just firm. Serve warm or cold.
  5. To freeze: Pack the cold muffins in a freezer bag. Use within 1 month. Defrost at room temperature for 2 hours.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 400(kcal)
  • Fat 20.0g
  • Saturates 8.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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These were yummy! very chocolatey and moist, they went down a treat with my family and friends. Will definately be making them again.

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