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!! :)


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

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

  3. Looks so inviting!

  4. Interesting combo and the click says it all. So moist and fresh looking muffins. I love them.

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

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

  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!

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

  9. the muffins look so soft and spongy.

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

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

  12. Soooo soft and yummy muffins...

  13. Absolutely divine....lipsmacking here!

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

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

    cheers following you..

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

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

  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:)

  23. This muffin looks so rich and gorgeous!

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

  25. Muffins look fabulous! So chocolaty!

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

  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.

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

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