Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins and Banana Loaf

This morning I caught the baking bug and I just had to use up my ripe bananas.  I love Mary Berry’s recipes so I decided to bake her chocolate chip banana muffins and her banana loaf. They are yummy! ♥

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins



100g butter, softened

2 eggs

175g caster sugar

225g self-raising flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

3 tablespoons milk

2 very ripe bananas, mashed

50g chocolate chips

For the icing: 50g melted dark chocolate


  • Preheat the oven to 180C and line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases.
  • Measure the caster sugar, flour, baking powder, butter, milk, eggs and bananas into a bowl. Then beat the ingredients together until well combined.
  • Add the chocolate chips and mix well.
  • Spoon the mixture into the the muffin cases.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes until the muffins have risen and they are golden brown and  shrinking away from the cases.
  • Remove the muffin cases from the tin and allow to cool.
  • Melt the dark chocolate and drizzle over the muffins in a zigzag pattern.


Banana Loaf

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100g Softened Butter
175g Caster Sugar
2 Large Eggs
2 Ripe Bananas (mashed)
225g Self Raising Flour
1 tsp. Baking Powder
2 tbsp. Milk


  • Preheat the oven to 180C and lightly grease a 2lb loaf tin, then line it with baking parchment.
  • Measure the caster sugar, flour, baking powder, butter, milk, eggs and bananas into a bowl. Beat the ingredients together until well combined.
  • Spoon the mixture into the tin and level the surface.
  • Bake for approximately 1 hour, until well risen and golden brown.
  • Leave the loaf to cool in the tin for a couple of minutes, then turn out, peel off the parchment and allow the banana loaf to cool on a wire rack.

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Keep smiling 🙂





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25 Responses to Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins and Banana Loaf

  1. Those Banana muffins look so yummy! I really need to make something like this x

  2. Oh these look so delicious – I must try and bake, they wouldn’t look like this though! Kaz x

  3. Astrid says:

    The banana bread sounds delicious! I’m not a big fan of dark chocolate so the muffins aren’t for me. Btw, now I want to go bake something too.

  4. oh yes please get the kettle on I am on my way around now

  5. Tori Gabriel says:

    Thank you once again, Claire! Another brilliant recipe that I can do with my girls this week. I have a few bananas that need using up so your timing is amazing.

  6. I’m not really a fan of banana bread but mixing it with chocolate in the muffins sounds amazing x

  7. Jessica Ayun says:

    not really a fan of banana cake or something likewise but I love when blended with chocolate! Yum! 🙂

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Mmm those banana muffins look awesome! They’d make a great breakfast 🙂

  9. laurahartleyy says:

    I hate soft bananas and I hate wasting food so I’m always on the lookout for recipes that incorporate my slightly mushy bananas. These look super yummy so I’ll bear these in mind!

  10. Thanks for giving me a great idea. My soft bananas will be very handy now.

  11. Daniella says:

    Yum, the muffins look absolutely delicious. I could quite happily munch my way through them all.

  12. lenahedges says:

    Omg these look so yummy!! I’m so going to make these! I’m head chef/kitchen manager in a children’s nursery and am always looking for more yummy recipes which incorporate healthy ingredients like fruits, can’t use any nuts unfortunately & I love nuts! Thanks for sharing!

  13. I love banana loaf so these sound amazing!! I need to save this recipe to make later x

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