Sunday, 21 April 2013

Banana and White Chocolate Muffins

What an incredible day for a marathon, today thousands took to the streets of London and ran a phenomenal distance for remarkable causes. This morning I found myself pounding the streets of London, however, I opted to stick to the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, and very briefly Putney. It was such lovely weather I opted for a mini marathon, alright a brief run is probably more of an apt description in comparison - you have to start somewhere! 

I have to say that the one downside to running in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham is that you have to make running look effortless and chic. Everyone is rather fit and healthy around here and they have the gear to make them look like this, even if they aren't! The roads are laced with the latest sweaty betty gear or male equivalent bopping along so I was quite happy to drop onto the path along the river and find it runner free. It meant I had time to snap this little shot and more importantly give myself a 30 second breather... 

So in light of the marathon I thought I'd share a banana muffin recipe...I'm sure that many bananas were eaten by the runners in training for the marathon ... now its time to use any left over ripe bananas as an energising and rewarding treat! ...with white chocolate!

Makes 16 muffins
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C
Bake to Perfection for 15 minutes

You will need the following:
2 Bananas
120g Butter 
180g Golden Caster Sugar
2 Eggs
240g Flour
¼ Tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
1 Tsp Baking Powder
100g White Chocolate
2 Tbsp Warm Milk


Line a muffin tray with paper cases 

Sift the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl
Make a well in the middle with the spoon

 Melt the butter in the microwave for 2 minutes and mash the bananas with a fork 
 Pour the bananas and butter into the well you made and gently fold in

In a separate bowl, scramble your eggs and pour into the mixture
Stir well

Heat the milk for 20 seconds in the microwave and carefully fold into the mixture

Finally dice your white chocolate into small pieces and fold in

Fill your cases with roughly 50ml of mixture, which is the same as an ice cream scoop 
(half a case)

Bake to perfection and leave to cool for a few minutes and try to resist eating all in one go, unless you've ran a marathon and then I guess you've earned it

Enjoy ... 

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