6 May 2013

Banana and Chocolate Breakfast Muffins

My mum thinks I'm very odd.
Who the hell would want to get up early in the morning and bake muffins before they've even got dressed? Answer: ME
What's better than the smell of baking in the early morning to coax you out of bed? Personally I prefer the smell of muffins to bacon but then that's personal choice! 
These are a slightly adapted gluten free version of The Londoner's wonderful recipe for Nutella Swirl Banana Muffins which you can find here
They fill the whole kitchen with the smell of caramelised baking banana and it is a great way to use up overripe bananas.

Ingredients: to make 6 big muffins

115g gluten free self raising flour (I use Doves)
75g caster sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2tbsp porridge oats
1 large free range egg
55g melted butter
1/2 tsp vanilla paste
1 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp milk
2 medium very ripe bananas
50g plain chocolate chips or plain chocolate broken up
A sprinkling of Demerara sugar

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C. 
In a large mixing bowl, measure out your flour, oats, caster sugar and salt. 
In another bowl whisk together the eggs, butter, vanilla paste, maple syrup and milk. 
Add the bananas to this wet mix and mash them up, leaving a few small chunks to turn all goeey when baking!
Stir in the chocolate chips and then add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring again until just combined. 
Divide the mix until muffins cases in a muffin tray and then sprinkle a little Demerara sugar over the top of each muffin. 
Bake for 20-25 minutes until cooked through and golden. 
Serve still warm with a glass of cold milk!


  1. I loooove this recipe, the idea of getting up early and baking sounds like perfection!xx

  2. Haha I don't think you're odd, I've been known to bake cupcakes at 2 am in the morning lol! Banana and chocolate are my absolute favourite too and yours look yummy! xx

    Rebecca xx

  3. DEL-I-CIOUS!!! Seriously though, how did you know I had some over-ripe bananas hiding in my room?
    x x

  4. Your muffins look really gorgeous! I would hop out of bed for one or two of these!!
    Mary x

  5. Katie, I came here looking for your gluten free banana and chocolate muffins and here they are all nice and delicious and pretty - I would certainly get up early in the morning for one of these! And you know about that saying that "great minds think alike", your flower arrangement looks just like mine (from yesterday) with those forget-me-nots and dead nettles...
    Hope exams are going well!

    1. Thank you! I've just had a look at your post and your flowers look gorgeous- I love that kind of more wild flowers look! and the rhubarb cakes look delicious! I have a bit of an obsession with rhubarb ATM and have just made a whole vat load of vanilla and rhubarb jam!
      Hope you're having a great week.
      Katie x

  6. Just discovered your blog Katie from a comment you left on mine! It's so lovely - such great recipes. Will definitely have to try some of these out! X


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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. It's really appreciated and lovely to hear some feedback. Katie x