Give your chocolate muffins a delicious new twist by adding bananas and crumble mixture. These muffins are a nifty way of using Chocolate and banana crumble muffinup ripe bananas, too
Makes: 9
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy




    • 250g (8oz) self-raising flour


    • 30g (1oz) cocoa powder


    • 1⁄2 level teaspoon bicarbonate of soda


    • 175g (6oz) light muscovado sugar


    • 100ml (31⁄2fl oz) light and mild olive oil


    • 300ml (1⁄2 pint) soured cream


    • 100g (31⁄2oz) dark chocolate, chopped


    • 2 medium eggs, lightly beaten


    • 1 ripe banana, mashed


You will also need:

    • 12-hole muffin tin, lined with paper muffin cases





    • Set the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5. Sieve the flour, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl. Stir in the sugar. Stir in the olive oil, soured cream and half of the chocolate. The mixture will form into little clumps. Spoon 1/3 of this crumbly mixture into another bowl, add the rest of the chocolate to this portion and set aside.


    • Stir the eggs and banana into the larger quantity of muffin mixture. Mix until just combined. Use an ice-cream scoop to divide the muffin mixture between the cake cases.


    • Sprinkle the reserved crumbly mixture over the top.


    • Bake for 20 minutes until well-risen and just firm. Serve warm or cold.


    • To freeze: Pack the cold muffins in a freezer bag. Use within 1 month. Defrost at room temperature for 2 hours.


Nutritional information per portion



Fat 20.0g


Saturates 8.0g


Calories 400(kcal)


Recipe by Felicity Barnum-Bobb