Banana Mocha Muffins

    1 hour 10 mins

    This recipe was shared with me by my friend, Sharon. She was given the recipe by her mother. Everyone who has tasted them will agree that they are the best muffins ever! It's probably the tablespoon of coffee.

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    Makes: 18 muffins

    • 250g butter or margarine
    • 1 1/4 cups (275g) white sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 3 ripe bananas
    • 1 tablespoon instant coffee, dissolved in
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 2 1/4 cups (280g) plain flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:35min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Blend butter or margarine, sugar, egg, banana, dissolved coffee, and vanilla in food processor for 2 minutes. Add flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda, and blend just until flour disappears. Add chocolate chips and mix in with wooden spoon. Spoon mixture into 15 to 18 patty paper-lined muffin cups.
    3. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

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    Loved the result, but I altered the recipe. I used 3 large bananas, 1/4 c oil and 1 cup applesauce (unsweetened) in place of the margarine. I used 4 rounded T of instant cofee disolved in just a litte more that 1 T water, only 1 cup of sugar, and 1/4 cup egg beaters in place of the egg. I made the large muffins and baked them for about 35 minutes, then left them in the oven to cool with the door open. They turned out very moist, and the flavor was wonderful...and low-fat!  -  07 Apr 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I was looking for a recipe to make banana muffins with the over ripe bananas I had. I found the best recipe ever!!!! I read all the reviews for this recipe and did make a few changes that were suggested. I used 1/4c marg and 3/4c applesauce instead of the full cup of Marg., I used half white and half brown sugar but only used 1 cup total, 3 tbsp coffee in 2 tbsp water,1 1/2 c whole wheat & 3/4 c white flours and I added 2 tsp ground flax seed. They turned out very yummy!! Will definitely make again.  -  16 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These are really good. I followed the advice of others and added extra coffee - a good choice. Instead of adding the full 1 cup of chocolate chips to the batter, I added 3/4 of a cup and used the rest of the cup to sprinkle on top along with chopped walnuts. This made for quite a presentation. Next time I might use less chocolate chips in the batter as the muffins were a bit sweet. Overall a great muffin recipe. Thanks Shelley.  -  03 Jun 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)