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)
- Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease a 12-hole, 1/3 cup-capacity muffin pan.
- Sift flour and sugar into a bowl.
- Combine yoghurt, egg, oil and 1 cup mashed banana in a large bowl. Gradually add dry ingredients, stirring until just combined.
- Spoon mixture into muffin holes. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
- Stand muffins in pan for 5 minutes
- 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.
- 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).
- Take the muffins out of the ‘fridge to get to room temperature before serving.