Banana & yogurt muffins with chocolate spread

As I said in my Banana Cake post my love for bananas is a growing one. I’ve had this recipe bookmarked for quite some time, I just never got around to making it.

So when a friend of mine gifted me a Muffin Maker she found stored on the attic, I was stoked to try this recipe! It was a total failure. Not because the recipe sucked, because the batter tasted great and even the poor, failed muffins tasted… decent. But because the Muffin Maker was such a bad, bad piece of kitchen appliance that it will now never see the light of day again. I hadn’t expected the Muffin Maker to make good, proper cupcakes.  I’m not that delusional. But I’d hoped for a better result than a muffin with a black bottom, a colorless top and everything in-between unbaked.

So, after that fiasco I still hadn’t tried this recipe properly. So when I got myself a new heart-shaped muffin pan, this was the one I was going to make! And it was delicious. It’s quite a dense muffin because of the banana but the taste is very good with the banana and the yoghurt and the chocolate spread on top just made it a tad bit more special.

Banana & yogurt muffins with chocolate spread
Adapted from: www.taste.com.au
Serves: 12 muffins


  • 1 3/4 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup natural yoghurt
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large bananas, mashed
  • Chocolate spread (Nutella for example)


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease a 12-hole, 1/3 cup-capacity muffin pan.
  2. Sift flour and sugar into a bowl.
  3. Combine yoghurt, egg, oil and 1 cup mashed banana in a large bowl. Gradually add dry ingredients, stirring until just combined.
  4. Spoon mixture into muffin holes. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  5. Stand muffins in pan for 5 minutes
  6. Turn onto a wire rack and spread a thin layer of the chocolate spread over the top of the muffin. The fact that the muffin is still a bit warm will melt the chocolate spread a bit, making it easier to cover the top of the muffin.
  7. Put muffins in the ‘fridge to cool completely (I put them in the ‘fridge to keep the chocolate spread from melting completely down the sides).
  8. Take the muffins out of the ‘fridge to get to room temperature before serving.



  1. Looks delicious! Dense or not!

  2. Looks so moist and delicious!!My kids are going to love this Laura!Thanks for sharing :)

    1. Aww, that's good to hear Soni! Glad you liked it and hope your kids will too ;)

  3. Yum! Banana + yogurt + chocolate (especially nutella!) = can't go wrong! :)


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