These muffins are very moist and chocolatey with just the perfect hint of banana. I’ve already had two of these today and resisting the temptation of biting into another one. 🙂 The first time I baked these, I wasn’t very much satisfied with the result even if everyone at home seemed to like it. But I’m glad I didn’t give up on this recipe that I had cut out from an old magazine. From what I’ve learned, using an electric beater to make your cake batter doesn’t always do wonders. 🙂 Surely it won’t affect the taste but you might just end up with a dense cake instead of a light fluffy one. Just follow the instruction below and you’ll be amazed how good these muffins are despite being eggless and pretty much low in fat!
- 4 ripe bananas
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/3 cup melted butter ( 5 – 6 tbs )
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt ( if using unsalted butter )
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 – 4 tbs plain yogurt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup cocoa ( 6 – 8 tbs )
For the crumble topping :
- 1 1/2 tbs sugar
- 1 tbs flour
- 1/2 tbs butter
- You may use 1 ½ cup of all purpose flour or whole wheat flour instead depending on your personal preference.
- Add in 1 or 2 tbs yogurt if you find the batter too thick.
- 1 – 2 tsp of coconut powder can be added to the crumble topping. 🙂 I love the combination of banana and coconut!
- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C.
- In a large bowl, mix together the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder, salt and cocoa.
- In a separate bowl, mash the bananas with the help of a fork. Add in the yogurt, melted butter, vanilla extract and mix well.
- Gradually fold in the flour mixture to the banana mixture, stirring until just mixed. Avoid overbeating the batter!
- Mix the ingredients for the crumble topping and keep aside. Grease your muffin cups and fill up to 2/3rd full with the batter. Sprinkle some crumble mixture on top.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in to the centre of a muffin comes out clean.