Saturday, March 6, 2010

Cocoa Banana Muffins


Well, it is a fact that I just can’t control my sudden cravings for chocolate cakes and the love for the divine banana bread.
This sudden thought came into my mind today. What if I would combine the two?

And here’s the yummy result with which I am extremely contented!
Chocolate Banana Muffins! :)

I mixed a smaller portion of batter which could fill in just 4 ramekins, wondering how it would turn up and to my pleasantest surprise the cake got over in a jiffy marking another family favourite.

Luckily each had one’s own portion of a whole ramekin :)!



Here’s how I whipped it up, (to yield 5 ramekins)

1 1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup unsweetened Chocolate powder
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 cup sugar
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
4-5 tbsps of milk - [can ‘sour cream’ be substituted here? Pls suggest :)]
1 tsp baking powder
A fat pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla

Sift flour, chocolate powder, baking powder and salt at least 6 times to facilitate even mixing.
In a separate bowl, cream sugar,(I powdered it) oil, egg and banana.
Fold in the dry ingredients with a wooden spatula.
Transfer into the prepared ramekins.

I baked them for 40 mins with temperature set to 375F in my oven.But I feel I slightly over baked them.When I inserted the skewer after about half an hour, it didn't come out clean; later I realised it would have been melted chocolate and would have taken them out then.
So be careful about the baking time :).


The 'Cocoa-Nana' Bread ;) is off to Dhivya's Best Chocolate Cake event being celebrated for her completion of two fabulous years of blogging and 300 yummy posts!! :)

32 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting with coco and banana though not a lover of the fruit, luved the name!!

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  2. The muffins have puffed up so well Bharathy..love it!!

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  3. Looks so inviting!
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  4. Interesting combo and the click says it all. So moist and fresh looking muffins. I love them.

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  5. mm yum yum muffins, Coco-Nana nice Combo!!!

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  6. I always love the combination of chocolate and banana and this muffin just looks beautiful and so so chocolatey.

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  7. Hi Bharathy, I love chocolate banana bread/muffin. Yours almost look like a muffin pudding with it being in those pretty ramekins. Maybe I'll do that next time I make muffins-gives a special look. Like they're for a nice brunch!

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  8. Yum, chocolate and banana are always a great combo!

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  9. the muffins look so soft and spongy.

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  10. the muffins look so soft and yummy...lovely combination:)

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  11. Wowwwww!!! the pic looks so delicious and mouthwatering. Love the recipe. banana and choco is a great combo.

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  12. Soooo soft and yummy muffins...

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  13. Absolutely divine....lipsmacking here!

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  14. looks so pretty..and love the texture and deep chcocolate brown colour...

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  15. Hi
    First time here..muffins looks yummy and mouthwatering!!

    cheers following you..

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  16. Love this combo, muffin turns out perfect, great photo too...

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  17. fantastic muffins.great combination isnt? I have tried bread out of this, but not muffins.
    but muufins look cute.

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  18. Coco-nana has a nice ring to it :-)

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  20. Awesome muffins, like anything chocolateeeey, this is such a drool worthy recipe.

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  22. Nice combo of chocolate and banana! As usual great clicks too dear:)

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  23. This muffin looks so rich and gorgeous!

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  24. These chocolate muffins look absolutely delicious .Thanks for dropping by simply.food.Your visits nad comments are very much appreciated.Do drop by again.

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  25. Muffins look fabulous! So chocolaty!

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  26. I just came across your blog and I am so glad I did! This looks fabulous!

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  27. Looks great ..
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  28. Hmm you have got an interesting space which took me for a while to read many of your posts.Following you.Cocoa banana muffins is so luscious,love to grab them from the pic.Beautiful pics as well.

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  29. very intriguing.. nice recipe..great pic.

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