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This recipe is for Banana and Chocolate Chip Muffins, but you can easily vary the recipe to make Chocolate Muffins or Peach Muffins.

This recipe will take you less than ten minutes to prepare and just a bit more than ten minutes to cook.  A couple of minutes out of the oven and you’ll be eating them.

Muffins are a great treat for the kids when they get home from school and are perfect for the school lunch box.  Muffins also freeze really well so when I make muffins I often double the quantity and freeze for a quick and easy lunch box item.

Banana and Chocolate Chip Muffins

To keep things really simple I use a cup measure.  The cup should hold approx 250 ml/8 fl oz of liquid.

Here goes:

Make Muffins – Ingredients

  • Two cups self-raising flour
  • Half a cup sugar
  • Half a cup good quality chocolate chips (don’t use choc – it’s not the real deal)
  • Approx 100g/3.5oz of butter (or your usual spread)
  • 1 cup milk (I use soy)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tea spoon vanilla essence (optional)
  • 2 or 3 soft bananas – mashed
  • 12 Muffin tray
  • Oil spray to spray muffin tray

Make Muffins – Method

  1. Heat oven to moderately hot
  2. Spray your muffin tray with oil spray
  3. Put flour, sugar and chocolate chips in a bowl and stir
  4. In a separate bowl add butter and melt gently in microwave
  5. Add the milk, egg and vanilla essence to the melted butter and stir
  6. Add the mashed bananas and stir to combine
  7. Add liquid mix to dry ingredients and stir until combined – don’t over stir
  8. Divide mixture between 12 muffin tray
  9. Cook in moderately hot oven for 12-14 minutes until golden and springy to the touch
  10. Allow to sit in the tray for a couple of minutes before taking out and placing on a rack
  11. Cool slightly and enjoy!

Muffin mix in bowl


Make Muffins – uncooked in tray


Muffins – Hot out of the Oven


  • Make Double Chocolate Chip Muffins by adding a quarter cup of cocoa to the dry mix.  Leave out the banana and add a couple of table spoons of yoghurt to the liquid mix (or extra milk if you don’t have yoghurt)
  • To make Berry Muffins add one cup of berries to the dry mix and leave out the chocolate chips.  Also leave out the banana
  • If you have no bananas, use any tinned fruit you might have in the cupboard.  Drain and add one or two cups of chopped fruit to the liquid mix.  Try peaches, pears or mixed fruit.  Leave out the chocolate chips
  • Apple Muffins are delicious.  Just add one cup of cooked apples (from a tin if you’re pressed for time) to the liquid mix in place of the banana.  No need for chocolate chips – unless of course you fancy apple and chocolate chip muffins
  • Savoury Muffins have become quite popular – served with sour cream
  • You can make 24 smaller muffins or 6 mega muffins – remember to vary the cooking time accordingly

Handy Tips

  • If you have bananas that are going really black and soft they are perfect for making muffins
  • I put over-ripe bananas in the freezer until I need them to make some muffins.  They go completely black and when defrosted the banana just squeezes out.  It looks a bit revolting, but they make great banana muffins
  • Frozen mixed berries are perfect for making berry muffins
  • Muffins are best eaten on the day they are made – but will keep for a couple of days
  • If you do have some left, heat them slightly in the microwave before serving
  • Muffins freeze well and are perfect for the school lunch box

There really are endless options when it comes to muffins.

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Jan Littlehales

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9 Responses to “Make Muffins – in Ten Minutes”

  1. Hi Jan,
    I use to make muffins all the time – chocolate muffins with big white chocolate chips were my favourite. My all time favourite is raspberry and white chocolate though. I can only make this a few times a year though as raspberries get quite expensive when out of season.

  2. Jan
    Looks like a quick and easy recipe to make muffins in 10 minutes.
    I’ll give it a try.
    David – try frozen raspberries. Just keep an eye out for them being on special at the supermarket and get some cheap.

  3. Hi David,
    Raspberry and white chocolate muffins – yum!!! Will have to make those soon. 🙂

  4. Hi Tanny,
    Thanks for comment. I’m with you – wait until the frozen raspberries are on special at the supermarket and grab a couple of boxes for the freezer.

  5. BelindaO says:

    I absolutely love muffins heated up in the mirowave with a dob of cream. This muffin recipe looks really easy, and the great thing is you can use looks of different ingredients to give different flavours.
    Thanks Jan

  6. Lina Nguyen says:

    You really do make me feel like EVEN I could follow your recipes…

    Love the pic, too. What a cool thing to do with kids, hey – Make muffins in ten minutes!

  7. Hi Lina – thanks for comment. In a few year’s time you’ll be making plenty of these!! 🙂

  8. Tracey Cahill says:

    I made these muffins for my kids who usually poo poo my efforts at baking and these were a hit. Not bouncy or chewy or hard!! They were perfect and so easy to make. I’m keen to try more of your recipes now!

  9. Hi Tracey,
    Thanks for your comment – great to hear your kids liked these muffins 🙂

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