Chocolate Banana Muffins

Nigella, you’re so witty and entertaining and lovely and your recipes are divine. You really are a domestic goddess. Even my husband is infatuated with you. For my birthday, I received a copy of Nigella Lawson’s Kitchen: Recipes From the Heart of the Home and I’m in love with this cookbook. I don’t say this lightly. I have a LOT of cookbooks. And while I like many of them, I only love a few. Here’s what I read when I first flipped open the book, haphazardly, to page 38 (Nigella’s Chicken Teriyaki recipe):


I know the world is full of good parents who never give their children food with salt or sugar, and this recipe (among others) proves conclusively that I am not one of them. Oh, and on top of these dietary failings, the following also contains alcohol.

Now tell me, aren’t you smitten too? So now that I’ve brought you all up to speed on my fondness for Nigella, let me tell you that I just made her chocolate banana muffins and they are something else. In a really good way.

3 very ripe bananas
2 large eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 3/4 cup flour
3 tbsp coco powder
1 tsp baking soda

In a large bowl, mash bananas. Beat in oil and eggs, followed by sugar. In a another medium bowl, sift together flour, coco powder and baking soda. Mix flour mixture into the banana mixture. Spoon batter into muffin tins (makes 12 muffins). Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes. Enjoy.



  1. These are gorgeous- and my two year old is a muffin-fiend. Perfect- thanks for sharing. (and, sidenote, we never eat bananas as quickly as I think we will, so they’re always overripe and the hubbster is getting tired of banana bread lol) Thanks for posting. 🙂

  2. Hi! thanks for stopping by YSP…loving your blog too…Guinness Stew, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and Peanut Butter Pie! I think we are meant to be friends.

  3. i could listen to nigella talk for hours on end–the only thing more magical than her voice is her cooking. great muffin selection!

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