Dec 20, 2012

Nigella Lawson's Chocolate Banana Muffins

Its been very exciting and thrilling for me that tomorrow is said to be a doomsday, but till now there are no such disaster going on here. What do you think guys, will the world come to an end or not?

Lets get rid of the doomsday, Probably you must be aware I am a craziest nigella lawson's fan. I own pretty much all her cookbooks. Everytime i watch her cooking show or go through her recipe book, i feel like trying out all her recipes. The reason for that is the simplicity and the quick mode of her recipes.

This is one of the recipe from her cookbook, Nigella Kitchen. If you have not bought it yet, I highly recommend it..It is a amazing cookbook guys. I love it..

When i found this recipe in that cookbook, i wanted to try it immediately. Because it is so easy to make, i pretty much had all the ingredients on hand. So i tried it immediately. The muffins turned out so great. It was perfect with a cup of chai or coffee, they were not too sweet, it was like a perfect muffin. So give it a try and let me know what you think.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 15 to 20 mins
Makes - 12 muffins 
Recipe Source: Nigella Kitchen Cookbook


Banana - 3 very ripe (Mashed)
Oil - 125 ml / 1/2 cup
Eggs - 2
Sugar - 100 gms / 1/2 cup (See Notes)
Cocoa Powder - 3 tblspn
All Purpose Flour - 225 gms
Baking Soda / Bicarbonate of soda - 1 tsp
Walnuts of any nut of your choice to sprinkle on top.


Preheat the oven to 200 Degree C / 400 degree F. Line 12 bun muffin tin with cupcake cases.

Take a mixing bowl, add in banana, oil, eggs,sugar, cocoa and mix well.

Add in flour, baking soda and fold gently till combined.

Now take a icecream scoop and fill the muffin cases with the batter.

Sprinkle few walnuts on top of them.

Bake them in the oven for 15 to 20 mins, insert a toothpick to see the doneness.

Remove from the oven and let them cool on the tin for 10 mins.

Remove them from the cases and leave them to cool comepletely.

You can enjoy this muffin by spreading some soft butter with a cup of chai or coffee.


These muffins are not so sweet, they are perfect with a cup of coffee or chai. If you want them sweet, you can add more sugar.


You will need, flour, sugar, cocoa, oil,
mashed banana, baking soda..

Dont forget the eggs like i did..
Take bananas in a bowl
add oil to it
add in a couple of eggs..NOT WHOLE..
Crack it up
add in some sugar
and some cocoa
and give a good mix
Now add your flour in
along with a tsp of baking soda
and give a mix
line cupcake cases in your tray
scoop some batter using a icecream scoop
and drop them in
sprinkle some nuts in..I had some mixture of nuts
these babies are ready to be baked
all baked
Let them cool down before digging in


  1. Wow they look so delicious...drooling here!

  2. Yo creo que nos quedan muchos años.
    La receta se ve deliciosa.

  3. Wow, these banana nut muffins look so scrumptious! Great snaps!!

  4. I tried this recipe came out well in the cooker.

  5. I tried this recipe came out well in the cooker.

  6. These look yummilicious :)
    I ve tried many of ur recipes and they all turned out hits.Could you tell me what you use to measure the flour etc.Is it a digital kitchen scale?I need to buy one.Could you advice on tht.Thanks a lot.

  7. @amma blissI use just my standard measuring cup to measure all the stuffs

  8. I am going to try these this week! so excited ! Hooray!

  9. Any replacement of eggs??

  10. Where can I buy the trays and muffin paper cases. Thanks

  11. Please tell me how can i make this without egg

  12. In how much quantity?? Lyk 1 egg equivalent to how much curd?

  13. Ok...thank you very much... Will surely try out this... :)

  14. Aarthi, all your recipes are fabulous. Have never gone wrong with any so far. A big thank you. :)
    Just had this one request. It would be very helpful if the measurement in grams is given in cups too. I've noted that you usually add it, but here how much is 225grams in cups?

  15. @AnonymousI think missed it..225 gram is 2 cup-2 tblspn.

  16. Tried it twice and they came out awesome.. Thank You☺

  17. Hi, can i leave adding cocoa powder? What will be measurement then? Thanks!

  18. @neha saxenayes u can , add equal amount of flour for the cocoa powder

  19. Tried it aarthi. Came out perfert.
    I added little curd and extra sugar and muffins turned soft and so chocolaty..
    Thanks for the recipe

  20. This was yumm...I tried out yesterday. My kid liked it..Thanks for the receipes!

  21. shall i use wheat flour in this..... coz i dont like maida

  22. @Anonymousyes u can use wheat, it will give a little dense muffins. but still it will taste good

  23. Priya rana plz tell me how much time in cooker

  24. Shall I use baking powder instead of baking soda!!!????

  25. @Anonymousno dont sub baking powder for baking soda

  26. @nadia ansariSame timing in cooker, check whether it is dont or not..if it is not, then cook more

  27. Aarthi, can I make this like a cake? What do I change?

  28. Is paper cups neccessary? can't we put the batter directly into the tray?


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