Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Like mother like son, my son is learning to bake like Donna Hay too. LOL!

The recipe of these low fat banana chocolate chip muffins are from the Donna Hay Kids' magazine. They are as easy as just step one, two and three and great for kids.

My going-to-three year old boy loves making and eating these muffins. Best of all, he really enjoy being the "star" of this post.


Pictures showing how my boy making these muffins.

Even the mini muffins are very moist and yummy.
Here's the recipe from Donna Hay Kids' magazine (Annual 8, 2011)
(with my slight modification in blue) 

2 cups (300g) plain flour, sifted
1tbsp baking powder, sifted
1 cup (220g) caster sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup (60ml) vegetable oil
1 cup (250ml) buttermilk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup mashed banana
135g dark chocolate chips
icing sugar for dusting (I didn't do this)

Step 1 Preheat oven to 180°C (or 160 °C fan forced). Place the flour, baking powder, sugar, eggs, oil, buttermilk and vanilla in a bowl and mix until just combined.

Step 2 Gently fold through the banana and chocolate chips.

Step 3 Divide the mixture between 12 x 1/2 cup capacity (125 ml) muffin tins lined with paper patty cases and bake for 25-30 min or until golden or cooked when test with a skewer. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool. Dust with icing sugar to serve. Make 12.

Note: We made 4 mini muffins and 6 standard size (mummy-sized) muffins using half of the recipe.The mini muffins were baked for 15-18 min at 160 °C fan forced and the larger ones were baked for 20 min at 160°C fan forced and another 5 min at 180°C fan forced (for extra browning colour).

Happy Baking!


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49 comments:

  1. That's a perfect start for your little chef-in-training ! hahaha And that muffins sure looks delicious !

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  2. Sounds like a great little recipe. My son would love that!

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  3. That's very nice to bake along with kids at home. Calvin always wanted to help me in the kitchen. I love chocolate chips muffin!

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  4. delicious looking muffin and links

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  5. Banana and chocolate is always a winning combo! These muffins look so good!! Love the monkey dish :)

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  6. Wow,can't believe you son made DH's recipe ... The muffins look great. Well done!

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  7. Hi Zoe! I love muffins especially ones with chocolate chips in them. So cute that your son was baking along beside you. His muffin actually turned out beautiful!

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  8. Aww so cute. Your pics are lovely. those kiddie hands looks so adorable mixing the batter. Being a mother of two I too have TWO sous chefs helping me out. I bet you must also feel like these moments spent with them are priceless.

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  9. You have a young chef in the making, Zoe. Good start!

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  10. So sweet of what I have seen from the lovely pictures :)
    Baking with the loves one is definitely the most enjoyable moment hehe.
    Banana + chocolate = best combination ^^

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  11. Well done to the mini chef! These muffins look perfect & not forgetting yummy! My sons love to bake with me & turn my kitchen upside down ! But it's great to share some awesome moments together. My teenage sons even baked for their school party nowadays!! I think mainly just to impress some girls in school!! LOL

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  12. I love the combination of banana and chocolate. These muffins look delicious! And the baby baking equipment is so cute!

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  13. Bravo for the little kid who is almost three years old for making the muffin successfully!:) He must be so proud, and I am sure you too;)
    Sighs, and I can't even bake...LOL:p

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  14. I love this kind of dessert... i would love to be your kids... heee..heee....

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  15. Hi Zoe, your muffin look delicious. Keep up the good work baking with your son, good training for him. Have a nice day.

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  16. Isn't it wonderful to see little ones baking away.

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  17. Wow, Zoe, may be 1 day I'll see your son in Junior Masterchef, haha? Cooking is a way for bonding, I hope that my girl will love cooking as much as I do.

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  18. Banana+chocolate=delicious!You can't go wrong with that!xxx

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  19. Awesome post! Mummy and mini cupcakes! Your child is adorable!

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  20. a lil 'jamie oliver' in the making? lol..a great way to bond with your child. well done, the muffins looking great!

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  21. yum yum muffins......looking so soft n fluffy too.send me sum dear....
    Maha

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  22. It's such a great way to involve your son, by getting a 'mini' set of tools for him =) and I love that monkey plate.. haha so cute, and a perfect match for the banana muffins

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  23. My kids used to ask for me to make banana chocolate chip muffins; love those mini pans.
    Rita

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  24. What a clever boy! gorgeous looking muffins!
    mary x

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  25. Another winner...your bakes always look so good! :-)

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  26. Your son really takes after you, so talented ! The muffins look great !

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  27. zoe, i think all of us got to step aside..your mini chef is so clever making these muffins..they look wonderful! you ought to give him a kids masterchef badge!!

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  28. Fun in the kitchen with your son. I think it is great that he has an interest in baking, definitely takes after you! I always say yes to this flavor blend of muffin. That last picture is the reason why-every enticing. This recipe is a keeper! Have a great day!

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  29. eileen@hundred eighty degreesMarch 15, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    Gorgeous looking muffins from the first youngest star for this event. Well done!

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  30. Hi Zoe, your little one is a chef in the making! :)
    Really cute to hear about your son helping you in the kitchen! Lovely muffins! Mini muffins and mommy muffins is a great idea, the mini ones makes it more special for him and I can see why he is super happy, enjoying munching on his creation! :)

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  31. How fun that your son is learning to bake with you...such fun memories you're making for him!!! Your muffins look so moist and marvelous!

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  32. Aw! How cute! You have a kitchen helper. I love that he's getting involved. The muffins look great!

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  33. First time here & I'm loving your page!! It is so sweet to hear that ur lil one was baking with you :) Should really appreciate him..The muffin looks so spongy & yum!!!

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  34. my sister will go mad for this! she's crazy about bananas!

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  35. The muffins look yummy! Your son is quite the little baker...he learned from the best;)

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  36. GREAT photos! And i would take some of those muffins ANY day :)

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  37. You're lucky to have a son who loves to bake! Those muffins look wonderful - so moist and tasty!

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  38. great recipe and such a cute post!

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  39. these are so pretty! what a gorgeous soft crumb and a beautiful rise! and is anything better than chocolate and banana! i do not think so!

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  40. it's breakfast time right now and I'm wishing I had one of those to wake-up with!

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  41. Love both baby and mummy muffins, they look so soft and moist! Bet both mummy and little one had a great time in the kitchen :)

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  42. I just love the combination banana - chocolate!!!!

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  43. Super muffins!

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    Regards
    Spoon and Chopsticks
    http://spoon-and-chopsticks.blogspot.com/

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  44. love the monkey plate - goes so well with the theme! and even your son is joining along at such a young age :)

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  45. These look amazing and it is too cute that your son likes to bake with you. It is great getting kids in the kitchen. It took me 15 years to get my daughter interested :)

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  46. yumm, great job , love the little hands busy at work so cute :).

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  47. Delicious! I love banana-chocolate desserts!

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