Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Banana, walnut and chocolate coated cranberry muffins

A quick and easy recipe today. I had a few yellowing bananas as per usual so I asked J what type of banana muffin he wanted. I told him to have a root round the pantry and he came back with a pack of walnuts and  a pack of dark chocolate coated cranberries which is how this recipe came about. These muffins are really quick and easy to put together. The walnuts go really well with the bananas and the dark chocolate coated cranberries are like a little surprise when you bite into them. 

I'm sending this to the No Waste Food Challenge hosted by Elizabeth from Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary as this recipe uses up old bananas and ingredients from my cupboard. 

 ground cinnamon, bananas, walnuts, dark chocolate coated cranberries 

 adding the mashed bananas 

 adding yoghurt 

 adding flour 

 adding in the chopped walnuts and dark chocolate coated cranberries 

 ready to go in the oven 

 You can see the pockets of chocolate coated cranberries 

An original recipe by bakingaddict

2 eggs
125mls vegetable oil
3 tablespoons natural yoghurt
3 ripe bananas, roughly mashed with a fork
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
200g brown sugar
100g walnuts, roughly chopped
100g dark chocolate coated cranberries (you can use chocolate chips or dried cranberries or sultanas)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
220g plain flour 

  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • In a large bowl, mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, cinnamon and sugar. 
  • In a separate bowl, roughly mash the bananas with a fork. 
  • Add in the vegetable oil and eggs followed by the yoghurt.
  • Pour the flour mixture into the banana mixture and stir briefly.
  • Add in the chopped walnuts and chocolate coated cranberries.
  • Stir until just mixed.
  • Divide the mixture into 12 muffin cases.
  • Bake for approximately 20-22 minutes or until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. 


  1. A fantastic way to use up overripe bananas - I love it (especially with the addition of the chocolate!). Thank you for sharing with the no waste food challenge!


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