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Moist but fluffy coffee banana muffins with chocolate chips, and topped with chopped walnuts. Truly a deep, grown-up version of banana muffins. Enjoy them with a cup of coffee – yum!
Updating post with tips and pictures. Post originally published in June 2017.
Sometimes I am almost convinced that I always buy bananas just to watch them turn brown, and then use them in baking (lol).
Are you like me too?!
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Last week I ordered some bananas along with our weekly fresh food order, and they turned brown very quickly after a few days. Baking would be a way to use these ripe bananas quickly!
Other than all-time favorite banana cakes, I also like to use bananas to make muffins! This time, I’ve used coffee in these muffins for a deeper, grown up flavor.
What Ingredients Do I Need to Make the Muffins?
You will just need some basic pantry ingredients along with bananas:
- Plain Flour: You can use any type of plain / all-purpose flour. There is no need for cake flour in this recipe.
- Caster Sugar & Brown Sugar: This recipe uses both sugar. Do not swap out brown sugar with caster sugar, as the brown sugar gives a deeper flavor in these muffins!
- Baking Powder & Baking Soda: Make sure your baking powder and baking soda have not expired, so the muffins can rise well.
- Unsalted Butter: Melt the butter in advance and let it cool completely before using.
- Ripe Bananas: You will probably need about 2 – 3 pcs of large bananas to make 280g of mashed banana. Mash the bananas coarsely with a fork will do as we do not need a very fine puree.
- Instant Coffee Granules & Hot Water: Do not use 2-in-1 or 3-in-1. I am using Nescafe coffee granules here. Dissolve the coffee granules in hot water and let cool completely before using.
- Chocolate Chips and Walnuts: The add-in for these coffee banana muffins would be chocolate chips – don’t miss them out! And we will top the muffin batter with some coarsely chopped walnuts for some crunch.
How Can I Make These Coffee Banana Muffins?
This recipe uses the simple one-bowl mix method, where we mix the dry and wet ingredients together before adding in chocolate chips.
You will just need some prep time in advance for the melted butter and hot coffee, so that you can cool them before combining with the other ingredients.
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Are These Coffee Bananas Delicious?
I like the combination taste of coffee with bananas! The muffins, though soft and fluffy, have this deep coffee flavor that I enjoyed. Make sure you use the exact amount of ripe bananas – try to use bananas with brown spots, so they are sweeter!
Post originally published in June 2017.