Colombian Chocolate Chunk and Banana Muffins
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ⅔ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoons of baking powder
- ½ teaspoon of baking soda
- ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder sifted
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups mashed bananas
- 1 large egg
- ½ cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 4 ounces Colombian bittersweet chocolate coarsely chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter or spray the 12 molds in a regular-size muffin pan or fit with paper muffin cups. Place the muffin pan on a baking sheet.
- In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and salt. Melt the butter and half the chopped chocolate together in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Remove from the heat.
- In a separate mixing bowl, combine the mashed bananas, egg, melted butter mixture and milk until combined.
- Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and, with the a rubber spatula, gently stir to blend. Do not over mix the batter. Stir in the remaining chopped chocolate. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups filling each about ¾ full.
- Bake the muffins until a knife inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Transfer the pan to a rack and cool for 10 minutes. Remove from the muffin tins.
These Colombian Chocolate and Banana Muffins are rich and moist, making them a perfect dessert. I used Chocolate Luker, a bittersweet Colombia chocolate, but you can use another chocolate, if you prefer.
My husband enjoyed these muffins, but my 6 year old said that they were to rich for him. All that chocolate makes these muffins a chocolate lover's dream.