I love looking at different recipes and spicing them up with my own additions. My love for baking made me search for a simple muffin recipe. The first time I baked them, I had some ripe bananas and had a great idea of incorporating them into the recipe. Since then, I always bake them with bananas. My love for chocolate inspired yet another ingredient chocolate chips *yum*.
2 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup sugar
3 tsps baking powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
4 tbsp cocoa (for the chocolate colour & taste)
1/4 tsp instant coffee
1 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tbsp vanilla essence
Handful of chocolate chips
Handful of sultanas and raisins
2 bananas preferably mashed
Pre heat your oven at 350 degrees, grease your muffin tin and set it aside.
In a large mixing bowl add your vegetable oil and sugar and mix them well. You can use a wooden spoon for the mixing, I used a cake mixture (wedding gift) though.Then add your egg and vanilla essence and beat the mixture till smooth.
Since I hadn’t mashed my bananas, I added them in and mashed away.
Once the bananas are well incorporated, add the some milk and alternating with the flour. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to fold in the dry ingredients.
Once all are incorporated, add the cake mix (sultanas & raisins) and the chocolate chips. Fold them in, and you are ready to bake.
Using a tablespoon or an ice cream scoop, scoop the batter onto the greased tin.
Bake them for 15-20 minutes or until when a toothpick inserted in the middle of the muffin comes out clean.
This recipe made 18 muffins.
This was yesterday’s dinner, Imagine!!! Served with tea and enjoyed them with our lovely neighbours and friends, the Murigis.
Note: The vegetable oil in the recipe in stead of the usual butter/margarine helps in making the muffins moist.
Pretty moist and delicious, though previous muffins have been tastier.
If I could do it over again:
Add lemon zest. Cakes taste so much better with lemon zest