Banana Chocolate Espresso Muffins to cope with Daylight Savings

Chocolate Banana Muffin Illustration for muffin recipe

Daylight savings is always a blessing and a curse in my house.

Yay, getting out of work in the light! Boo, having to get up early on Sunday morning to get to choir. And somehow, the morning feels early all week, doesn’t it? It’s not like you get to Tuesday and you’re all, “It really feels like 7am now not 6! I am full of the joys of spring!”

And so, these banana espresso chocolate muffins. This is the week to have a serious grab-and-go breakfast baked up and sitting on the kitchen counter.

This recipe is based on a Nigella Banana Chocolate Muffin recipe. She gets 12 muffins out of her mixture, I usually get 8 – 10.

3 ripe bananas
½ cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
½ cup light brown sugar
1 ½ cups flour
3 tbsp good quality coco powder
1 tsp baking soda
Half a shot of strong espresso (or a scant tablespoon on instant espresso powder)
 
  • Pre heat the oven to 400f and grease a muffin tin, or line with paper cases
  • Mash the bananas, and stir in the oil eggs and sugar (and espresso if using)
  • Sift in the flour, coco, baking soda (and the espresso powder if using)
  • Mix gently to combine
  • Pour into the muffin cases / tray and bake for 15 – 20 mins
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2 Responses to Banana Chocolate Espresso Muffins to cope with Daylight Savings

  1. KE Diamond says:

    See now, this is why I love you.

    After a rough couple of days during which our roof had to be replaced due to ice dam shenanigans and my son colored the walls with something that was most definitely NOT brown crayon, I have spent the last three hours doing shots of Jim Beam and researching healthy lunch options for my 6yr old daughter who is understandably tired of sandwiches. Again.

    Recipes for “Whole Spelt Pumpkin Muffins” and superfood smoothies abound in the land of the organized, dedicated Pinterest parent, and I’m sure they’re wonderful and all, but this weekend I have to pack up three rooms of my house into storage so they can have their walls ripped out (more ice dam flooding…done with winter now thankyouverymuch) all while my daughter dances around in a too-small Ariel costume and sings “Let it Go” on a loop, and my son badgers me to go see the puzzle he put together for the 23rd time this morning.

    Seriously, these muffins (when combined with grain alcohol after hours), may be the difference between Mommy cracking up or keeping it together this week.

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