Muffin Recipes – Banana Muffins, Chocolate Muffins and More

Muffin Recipes – Banana Muffins, Chocolate Muffins and More

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Banana Muffins

– Posted by Angel

“I have this banana cake recipe that makes fantastic muffins. People always seem to love them.”

Ingredients:

  • 125g butter
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 very ripe, medium-sized bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp bicarb soda
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups SR Flour

Icing:

  • 185g cream cheese, cubed and softened
  • 1/3-2/3 cup sifted icing sugar to taste
  • Lemon juice to taste

Procedure:

Preheat oven to 180 deg C. Line muffin tin with muffin cases. Beat together butter and sugar until light and creamy. Gradually add eggs, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and bananas and beat until just combined (the mixture may look quite curdled, but it is fine). Dissolve the bicarb soda in the milk. Use a large metal spoon to alternately fold in flour and milk/bicarb mix. Fold until just combined and smooth, don’t over stir. Divide the mixture up into muffin tin. Bake for 15-20 mins or until the top is just golden and a skewer comes out clean. Let cool for 20 mins – 1/2 hour on a wire rack (or until they are only just warm) and then ice.

To make the icing: beat cream cheese and lemon juice until smooth. Gently beat in icing sugar. Spread over top of muffins. Makes 15-18 average-ish sized muffins.

Cheese Muffins

– Posted by Sarah_H

Ingredients:

  • 30g butter
  • 1 & 1/2 cups SR flour
  • 1 cup cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper

Procedure:

1. Preheat oven to 200C.
2. Grease muffin tins.
3. Rub-in butter into flour, add cheese, salt, pepper and sugar.
4. Beat egg and add milk.
5. Add to flour, mix well.
6. Place spoonfuls into greased pans.
7. Bake for 20 minutes.

(makes 12)

Chocolate Chip Muffins

– Posted by Sarah_H

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb
  • 60g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup milk, soured with
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 125g choc bits

Procedure:

1. Preheat oven to 180C.
2. Place flour, bicarb and baking powder in a large bowl.
3. Melt butter add golden syrup and sugar.
4. Make well in centre of dry ingredients.
5. Add butter mixture, egg and soured milk.
6. Stir with a wooden spoon until just combined.
7. Stir through banana and choc bits.
8. Spoon mixture into greased muffin tins.
9. Bake for 20-25 minutes

Mars Bars Muffins

– Posted by Sarah_H

Ingredients:

  • 2 mars bars
  • 500g packet Green’s multi-purpose muffin mix
  • 3/4 cup vanilla custard
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • Icing sugar

Procedure:

1. Preheat oven to 180C.
2. Grease muffin pans or line with patty cases.
3. Chop mars bars in half lengthwise then finely chop.
4. Toss mars bars in a large bowl with muffin mix.
5. Combine custard, water and egg in a small mixing bowl.
6. Add to muffin mix.
7. Using a spatula, stir gently until mixture is only just combined.
8. Spoon evenly into muffin pans.
9. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden.
10. Serve warm with a dusting of icing sugar.

Makes 8

Nigella’s Snickers & Peanut Butter Muffins

– Posted by Lucy

Ingredients:

  • 250g plain flour
  • 6 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 160g (6 tablespoons) crunchy peanut butter
  • 60g butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 175ml milk
  • 3 Snickers bars, chopped into small pieces

Procedure:

~ Preheat oven to 190C
~ Stir together in a mixing bowl the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt
~ Add the peanut butter and mix until you have a bowlful of course looking crumbs
~ In a mixing jug, mix the milk, beaten egg and the melted butter to combine
~ Pour this to the mixing bowl and stir in gently, just to combine
~ Add the chopped up Snickers bars
~ Dollop the mixture into muffin cases in a muffin pan and cook for 20-25 mins
~ Cool on a wire cooling rack
~ Makes 12

Caramel Banana Muffins

– Posted by Lucy

Ingredients:

  • 1 & 1/2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup bran flakes, lightly crushed
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 90 g butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 3/4 cup ‘Top ’n’ Fill Caramel

Procedure:

~ Preheat oven to 180C
~ Combine first 7 ingredients in a bowl
~ Spoon mixture evenly into deep, greased muffin pans
~ Drop a teaspoon of Top ’N ’Fill Caramel on each raw muffin and swirl each raw muffin with a skewer
~ Bake for 25-30 minutes
~ Cool in muffin tin before turning out
~ Makes 12

Savoury Muffins Recipe 1

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup SR Flour
  • 1/2 cup Wholemeal SR Flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/8 tsp mustard
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 60g cheese, grated
  • 1/4 onion, diced

Procedure:

1. Sift both lots of flour, mustard and pepper into a bowl.
2. Add cheese, onion, egg and milk; mix well.
3. Put spoonfuls into the patty cake tin.
4. Cook for about 20 minutes at 200 C.

Note: I quite often put in some diced ham or bacon for some extra flavour, and I have also made the recipe without the Wholemeal SR Flour – I have just used extra of the other SR Flour. You can omit the mustard and pepper if you like and just add more or less cheese/onion to taste!

Mmmm, its easy takes 10 mins to prepare, about 25-30 to cook on 180!!!

Chocolate Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups SR Flour
  • 1/3 cup Cocoa
  • 1/2 cup Castor Sugar
  • 60g melted butter or oil
  • 1/2 cup choc chips or melts
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Procedure:

Throw in a bowl, mix with a wooden spoon. Fill into a tray of 12 muffins and bake. I under-bake mine just a tad to get the inside all gooey!!

Triple Choc Muffins

– Posted by Michelle

Ingredients:

  • 2 & 1/2 cups SR Flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk choc bits
  • 1 egg
  • 1 & 1/2 cups milk
  • 100g melted butter
  • 200g Dark Melts
  • 1/4 cup cream

Procedure:

1. Oven temp 200c for 20 – 25 mins
2. Sift Flour and baking cocoa into a bowl, stir in sugar and milk choc bits.
3. Whisk egg and milk together, add to dry ingredients with butter and mix well.
4. Spoon into 12 muffin cases.

Topping:

Mix dark melts and cream in a pan, stir over low heat until melted. Allow to cool and spoon in the top of muffins.

Delicious Packet Muffin Variation Idea

– Posted by Tracey

I bought a packet mix (I usually never buy packets and make all cakes etc from scratch), but at NQR I saw a packet of Betty Crockers White Choc Chip muffins. So I grabbed them and on the side, it said for a variation add raspberries or blueberries…

So I grabbed a packet of frozen raspberries (worked out cheaper than the fresh ones) and added 1.5 cups to the mix (made as per packet), cooked them and these are SOOOOO DELICIOUS!!!!!

I went back and picked up 2 more packs and served some up for our dinner party on Saturday night and my brother in law (who is a chef) said they were so delicious and asked for my recipe, so I snuck away and made a hamper for him… I popped a spare box of muffins and the frozen raspberries in a basket for him with a wooden spoon!!! No-one could believe it was a packet (as I am renowned for making my own cakes!). SO EASY!!!!!

Savoury Muffins Recipe 2

– Posted by Christy

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 1 zucchini grated
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1/4 cup frozen corn

Procedure:

Mix everything into a bowl. If its too thick, I add a splash more of milk until its a thick but runny consistency. I put into muffin tins and bake on 180 until the top is changed to a brownish colour (usually around 20 minutes at most).

I always change what I add in. Sometimes I don’t have all the veggies or have others and I just add as much variety as I can get in. I try and get a green veggie in every time, so if there is no zucchini I add frozen spinach. I also add ham if its around…

You can always put a chunk of cheese in the middle easy peasy by pushing it in, I sometimes cut my cheese into tiny blocks rather than grating it through.

Pumpkin Apple Muffins

– Posted by Sana

“Neither of us eat cooked apple so I left that part out and didn’t do the topping, but they are super fantastic, I think my husband would even like them – and he’s not a pumpkin fan.” – Sarah_H

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 chopped peeled apple

Procedure:

In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Combine eggs, pumpkin and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in apples. Fill greased muffin cups almost full.

For a streusel topping combine 1/4 cup sugar, 2 tablespoon flour and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Cut in 1 tablespoon butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle 1 heaping teaspoon over each muffin. Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes or until done. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Make 12 muffins.

I didn’t make the topping. My baby and my super fussy 3-year-old ate a lot of them today, so they give them the thumbs up. I highly recommend the muffin trays with mini size muffin cups. They are a great size for the little ones, and when they eat them, they hardly make a mess at all.

Simple & Delicious Savoury Muffins

– Posted by melbee70

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of creamed corn (then use the empty can to measure the following)
  • 1 can of self raising flour
  • 1 can of grated cheese

You can add other stuff like bacon or other veggies – cook until golden brown – very simple and yummy!

“OMG how good are Melissa’s corn and cheese muffins, and soooooooo easy. They went down a treat with my toddler too, which is great seeing as I made them for him! I love having different things for snacks and it’s something to give him if he won’t eat all of his lunch. Thanks Melissa for the recipe.”

“Zander & I are in love with these, too easy & sooo delicious.” – Sarah_H

Kelly Winder

Kelly Winder is the Creator of BellyBelly. She's also a writer, was a doula, and a mother to three children. Kelly is passionate about helping parents and parents-to-be to feel more confident and informed about all things related to pregnancy, birth and parenting. Her other loves include travel, tea, and animal rights and welfare.

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