Having left my scales in Melbourne, I haven’t done a lot of baking since I’ve been in France. It’s always a challenge trying to work out how to convert recipes defined in weight to a certain number of cups or tablespoons.
Anyway, I had a huge craving for banana chocolate muffins the other day and just had to make some. (This is what happens when I go on a health kick. I eat healthy for 2 days, then get HUGE cravings for sugar!)
Here’s a quick and easy recipe that makes 12 semi-healthy muffins.
60g butter (softened)
1 tsp vanilla extract
250g self-raising flour (or 250g plain flour & 3 tsp baking powder)
½ tsp soda bicarbonate
55g brown sugar
2 ripe bananas (mashed)
½ cup of chocolate chips
Mix the butter, eggs, milk and vanilla extract. Sift the flour and soda bicarbonate into the mixture. Add the choc chips and sugar, and mix. Add the bananas to the mixture.
I usually use wholemeal flour instead of plain flour as it makes me feel like that compensates for all the butter and sugar in the muffins!
Given my lack of scales, I took a very very rough guess at how much butter and flour I needed but unfortunately I’m not Martha Stewart. I used roughly 1 ¾ cups of flour and 2/3 cup of sugar. The butter was a tough one – I ended up adding ¼ of a 250g block of butter. I didn’t have any chocolate chips so I added ¼ cup of cocoa powder instead to give it a bit of a chocolately flavour.
The muffins came out ok and smelt heavenly, however they got a bit dry the next day. Still, that didn’t stop me from totally pigging out anyway!
This definitely isn’t helping my diet!