Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins (or Loaf)
- 60g butter
- 2 cups self raising flour
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- up to 1 cup (200g) chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 200°C. Line muffin tray with 12 patty cases (or line one loaf tin with baking paper).
- Melt butter and set aside.
- Sift flour and sugar together into a bowl and mix. Make a well in the centre.
- Whisk eggs, milk, and butter together and fold into dry ingredients.
- Mix in bananas and chocolate chips.
- Spoon mixture into patty cases (or pour into lined loaf tin) and bake for 20 minutes or until browned.
- Remove from oven and allow to rest for a few minutes before removing from the tray.
Do not use an electric beater. This will stop the mixture from becoming fluffy and light. Gently fold the mixture together instead.
Make sure you mix the wet ingredients through all the dry ingredients, because a mouthful of flour is not pleasant.
If your dry ingredients aren’t mixing in properly, add more banana. This adds more flavour without the mixture becoming watery.
Sifting the flour and sugar is important, as this stops the mixture from becoming lumpy.
I only use one banana because the taste of one is strong enough for me. In general, use two small ones or one large one.
Fill the patty cases about 3/4.
Bake in the bottom-middle of the oven so they do not burn.
Rotate the tray 180° halfway through baking to make sure they brown evenly.
Each oven is different, so keep an eye on them when they’re almost finished. They’re ready when a skewer (or toothpick, or butter knife etc.) inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Loaves usually take longer to bake because they’re bigger, so take this into consideration.
I use a deep 20cm square glass baking dish to make the loaf.
Allowing them to rest before removing from the tray ensures they keep their shape.
If you want them to have more of a brown appearance, use wholemeal self raising flour.
The chocolate chips are optional, but they do make the recipe more amazing. If cooking for kids, I would recommend using 200g.
Also let the kids mash the bananas – it’s fun.