Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Best Banana Muffin With Apricots And Choc Chips

If you love bananas and muffins, this is a recipe you simply must try! It's easy and quick to make, and the taste is totally uncompromised!




By any measure, this is one of the best muffins I've ever made! But then again, I haven't really made THAT many muffins. Whatever it is, seriously, this is a good muffin recipe to share and many people have testified to that. It did not only survive the unforgiving critique of many home cooks but also received glowing reviews from those who tried it. I found this recipe on CatCanCook. The recipe is also included below for a quicker reference.





This is the 2nd time I made this. This time, I gave it a little twist by adding chopped dried apricots and chocolate chips for extra 'dimension'. The base recipe is so good - soft, moist, springy and delicious. What more could you ask for in a muffin?! With a hot cup of coffee or tea, this muffin will just perk up anyone's sulky day.





Recipe (makes 12 delightful muffins)
3-4 large ripe bananas (around 470g)
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate soda
1/2 tsp salt

Optional: 100g chopped dried apricot and 50g chocolate chips (the combination of dried apricot, chocolate chip and banana go really well together).

Remove the banana skin and mash them. Mix in the sugar, melted butter and egg together with the mashed banana and stir well. Combine in the sifted flour, baking powder, bicarbonate soda, salt, dried apricots and choc chips and mix until just combined. The trick with muffins is to NOT over mix. The batter is supposed to be lumpy and not thoroughly combined like a cake batter. Pour 3/4 full into paper cups placed in muffin pan. Bake at 150 deg C till done.


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23 comments:

  1. Immediate bookmarked, since you highly recommend it. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Can never resist any bakes with bananas. On my list!

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  3. looks fantastic. another muffin recipe for my collection :))

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  4. Absolutely delicious recipe, and I happen to have all those ingredients at home right now... ;)
    *kisses* HH

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  5. I could almost smell them from here...they look yummilicious!

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  6. Mmm, such a delicious sounding muffins.

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  7. Joslynn! You just saved my day! I just got this big bunch of bananas(very ripe btw) back from my mum place just now and have been pondering what recipe to use. And some how you just came along with thus great muffin recipe, 3 cheers to you! Thanks deary!

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  8. hey, thanks for the sharing, i have been searching for some muffin recipe!:)
    And welcome back! ;)

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  9. I've never had apricot in muffins - am intrigued though. Definitely would use the chocolate chips!

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  10. Wow that is a very special banana muffin. love the added apricots and choc chips.

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  11. Hey, did you finish all that muffins? Anymore to pass around....?

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  12. Looks moist and delicious. Would make a lovely afternoon tea for me :D

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  13. Very nice muffins Joslynn, I already bookmarked this. Thanks ya..:)

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  14. A good banana muffin recipe is always a keeper :)

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  15. Love banana baked goods! Bookmarked!

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  16. i like whatever food made with banana and chocolate!Feel so hungry now!!!LOL!!

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  17. These muffins look moist and must be really delicious as recommended!

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  18. Chocolate chips are always good in any muffins... :)

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  19. Joslynn, your muffins do look moist to me! Been eons since I last made banana-ish bake! Your post has come as a third reminder! I'd seen two prior to yours! It's time for me to polish some overripe bananas I guess. LOL!

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  20. The apricots and choc chips are a bonus to the banana muffins!

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  21. These are delightful mix muffins!! I love all of the tasty ingredients that you have used!

    They look wonderful,...yummmmmm!!!

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  22. Another great attempt! Looks really scrumptious and I would love to have an extra chocolate sauce on this. hehe.... Really 'tam chiak'! haha... Have a great day.
    Cheers, kristy

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  23. I just love banana muffins. Usually i put in something extra, like raisins or almond nuts.

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