Saturday, 19 February 2011

chocolate banana and walnut muffins - forever nigella challenge

the delightful Sarah over at Maison Cupcake has set her second Forever Nigella bloggers challenge under the title of 'seduced by chocolate'... now you know me, I hate chocolate and I'm not in any way competitive, so for me this challenge really doesn't interest me at all... but I thought I ought to participate... you know... just for the camaraderie... this has nothing to do with the chocolate I tell you...!

... had to be something fast and cheap though... I'm thoroughly exhausted from the last week of madness and whatever I do needs to be quick and easy all weekend... plus I'm wanting to save a few pennies for the kitchen extension that we're planning this year and i've got to start somewhere... (I know... I'm not convinced making muffins will help either but I did have all the ingredients in the house already... what you gonna do eh?)

chocolate banana and walnut muffins

the recipe is taken from Nigella's new 'Kitchen' and according to the rules I've adapted the recipe slightly by adding a little chopped walnuts here too just to jazz it up a bit... I have also used my lovely heart-shaped muffin cases... this has nothing to do with Valentines but more to do with being lazy and not being able to find my regular shaped muffin cases...

3 very ripe bananas
125ml vegetable oil
2 eggs
100g soft light brown sugar
225g plain flour
3 x 15ml tablespoons cocoa powder
a handful of chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon bicarb

- mash the bananas, add the oil followed by the eggs and sugar

- mix the flour, cocoa powder and bicarb and add this to the banana mixture, add the chopped nuts and gently bring it all together

- spoon evenly into the muffin cases... should make 12 medium or 6 large.

- bake on 200 for 15-20 mins

and don't forget that my random recipe challenge is still on till the end of the month...

eat and of course, enjoy!



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