Super quick banana and chocolate chip muffins

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Serves: 12

By OliviaMumsnet

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  • 225g self-raising flour

  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • 150g caster sugar

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 125ml vegetable oil

  • 2 large eggs

  • 60g chocolate chips (dark ones work really well)

  • 250g bananas ripe and mashed with a fork


  1. Preheat oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4.
  2. Cream the eggs, oil and sugar together in a bowl.
  3. Add flour, bicarb and baking powder until well combined. (you can sieve if baking with smalls and want to extend the activity but muffins don't need it).
  4. Stir in the mashed banana and the chocolate chips.
  5. Split the mixture between 12 muffin cases and bake for 30-40 minutes. They are done when nicely brown on top and spring back. You can use a skewer to check that they're cooked but remember the chocolate chips will have melted and this can make it hard to check properly.

Delicious when warm but equally good if they make it to a tin.

Handy Hint

Using the foil muffin cases help these stay fresher longer - can be used for lunch boxes or very popular as breakfast for my DH.

Additional Information

  • cake

  • Can Freeze

  • Make Ahead

  • Kids can help

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Vegetarian

  • Dairy Free

  • Nut Free

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  • seven201 11/04/19 13:47

    I checked on them after 25 mins. They’re over done! It didn’t give a fan oven temp so maybe I just had the temp up too high. Quite tasty though. “can be used for lunch boxes or very popular as breakfast for my DH”. What?!? Cake for breakfast! Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to eat cake for breakfast, but I don’t think we should!

  • redredread 10/07/15 10:40

    Wonderful recipe, though I think the cooking time is way off. 20 minutes is plenty...

  • ihatethecold 29/06/13 13:54

    Really nice and very easy to make. stayed moist for a good 5 days

  • doodledee 20/06/13 17:11

    Method says baking powder too but not on ingredient list???

  • NotQuitePerfect 22/03/13 13:19

    Just made these & eating one now with ds1. Lovely! And sooo quick tp out together!