Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Banana, walnut and white choc chip muffins

It's random recipe time again! This brilliant challenge hosted by Dom from Belleau Kitchen is in its third year so he decided that the theme would be "the choice is yours" - pick a book your way and make a random recipe from it.  My choice this month was simple - randomly unpack one of my boxes labelled 'books' and pull out a book. 

 my random book for the challenge - yay!

 I opened it to a random page and the choice was nutty banana and choc chip chomps or spotty dotty orange and poppy seed. I had all the ingredients for the banana one to hand so that was an easy choice. 

The muffins were quick and easy to make - just mix all the ingredients together and bake. They were really moist and I loved the added crunch of the nuts and sweetness of the white chocolate. The sugar amount was just right for me - often I find recipes too sweet. If you like a sweet muffin then add a little more sugar. 

These muffins would also fit in nicely with this month's One Ingredient challenge hosted by Nazima from Franglais Kitchen and Laura from How to Cook Good Food. The ingredient this month is banana. If you are a regular reader, you will know I love baking with bananas so I'm doubly excited that I get to join in and also to read the round up as I can get more banana inspiration! 

 adding white choc chip and walnuts 

 delicious served warm with a cup of tea

Recipe from Baking Magic

Makes 11 muffins of size shown

300g plain flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
65g soft brown sugar
150ml milk
1 egg, beaten
100ml sunflower oil
2 ripe bananas, roughly mashed
85g walnut pieces
100g white chocolate chips

  • Preheat the oven to 200C
  • Mix the flour and baking powder in one bowl.
  • Mix the sugar, milk, egg, oil and bananas in another bowl.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Finally stir in the nuts and chocolate chips.
  • Spoon into muffin cases and bake for about 20 minutes or until risen and golden. 


  1. what a pretty book and what a delightful recipe... you really can't beat the combo of banana, walnut and white chocolate, in fact I think I baked a cake just like this myself once... gorgeous stuff and really appreciate the time you've taken to enter... I've been a bit bonkers this month and haven't had time to enter alphabakes but I will make up for it next month xx

    1. It was a really good combination. I'll have to make these again!

  2. They look good, we never seem to have any black bananas I'll have to hide some!

    1. I tend to buy bananas and have an eating bunch and a baking bunch which is left on its own until its brown.

  3. I totally approve of these lovely muffins as I have just done a post
    myself featuring bananas, walnuts and ginger nuts! Thanks for entering them into One Ingredient x

  4. Sounds like a very fine mix of flavours to me - ideal, in fact. Excellent random selection method.

    1. Thanks Phil - I was so pleased that Dom said we cold pick randomly however we wanted ... would not have worked well with the count on your bookshelf this month or even the show us your bookshelf!

  5. Like you I love a good banana bake. Don't think I've made banana muffins with white choc chips before so will be bookmarking this.

    1. My mum used to bake banana and white chocolate loaves but I've not had them in a while and forgot about them as I don't usually like white chocolate. However it works really well here.

  6. These look fantastic - what a great combination of flavours!

  7. yum, these muffins sound delicious. I love walnuts with bananas and these look like they turned out very well indeed!

    1. Thanks! bananas and walnuts go really well together.

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