Friday, October 30, 2015

Halloween Special: Chocolate Banana Muffins

Are you planning to throw away those over ripe bananas?? Please don't, instead make this banana chocolate muffin... It tastes so good that i regret giving away those pretty 9 muffins to my husbands office friends... :D
And yes, Happy Halloween to all!! Today is 2015 Halloween, and my very first Halloween. I wanted to make something special for Halloween and cookies were in my mind for few days.. But I ended up making this banana muffin as i had some over ripe bananas at home and also some left over buttercream frosting too.
The recipe is adapted from Joy of Baking 


  1. Flour - 1 3/4 cup
  2. Baking powder - 1 tsp
  3. Baking soda  - 1/2 tsp
  4. Sugar - 1/2 cup
  5. Brown sugar - 1/4 cup
  6. Cocoa powder - 3 tbs
  7. Chocolate chips - 1/2 cup
  8. Salt - a pinch
  9. Egg - 3 (small or medium size)
  10. Butter, melted - 1/2 cup
  11. Banana, mashed - 3 large, about 1 1/2 - 2 cups
  12. Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
  13. Buttercream frosting - 1 1/2 cups (optional)


  • I have used mini chocolate chips
  • You  may mash banana manually or use a blender to do the same. I used a blender for mashing bananas
  • Since i had problem with mixing baking powder and baking soda with flour last few times, i have put extra effort to make sure it is mixed very well with flour and other dry ingredients by putting all dry ingredients into a canister and giving nice shakes and stir :)
  • I have used a 12 cup muffin tray and 4 silicone cups for baking


  1. Preheat oven to 350F heat
  2. Prepare a 12 cup + 4 cups muffin tray with paper cups
  3. Mix all dry ingredients from 1 to 8 very well. Make sure there is no lumps
  4. Mix all wet ingredients from 9 to 12 in another bowl
  5. Fold in dry ingredients mixture to wet mixture until they are combined and not many lumps in the batter left
  6. Spoon the batter in to each muffin cup to fill 3/4 or little more than that of the cup
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or unitl skewer comes out clean when dipped at the muffin center
  8. If you are frosting your muffins, you may do it after the muffins are cooled to room temperature. I have used blue color and white color frosting with star tip and round tip. And top it with wilton  sugar eyes. 
I am linking this post to Fiesta Friday


  1. Looks like you had fun decorating all the cupcakes with different faces! Your recipe sounds good too - always looking for a new recipe to use ripe bananas :)

  2. You are indeed fantastic Kingini, utilizing your time so fruitfully