Choc-banana walnut bites and Saturday morning recipes

sceneSaturday mornings are made for baking. Mainly because you’ve then got the whole weekend ahead of you to eat your baked goods! The best Saturday morning recipes are speedy and satisfying – you don’t want to be in the kitchen for hours when you’ve got chores to finish/people to see! (By the way, Saturday mornings are also a great time to instagram you pets. Did anyone see the model poses Norman was striking this morning?) I made these mini muffins last week and I’m going to make them again this morning. I’ve got lots of unpacking to do, as well as lunch and dinner plans, but these cutenesses are a cinch to whip up. They’re also fabulous because they use up those bananas that have been sitting in your fruit bowl all week, getting steadily more spotty and brown. This is the recipe you want for those over-ripe bananas.

Choc -banana walnut bites

Makes 64

  • 250g banana (about three small ones)close
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 100g butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups plain flour
  • ¼ cup milk


  • 160g dark chocolate
  • ¾ cup walnuts

bruised bananasPreheat your oven to 180°C and grease a mini muffin tin. Chop your banana into chunks. Whiz together your banana, sugar and butter until smooth. Add in the vanilla and eggs and mix well. Add the plain flour in, half a cup at a time, until well combined, then pour in the milk. Set to one side. Roughly chop your chocolate and walnuts and mix them together. Spoon the batter into your greased tin and sprinkle with chocolate-walnut mixture. clusterPop them into the oven for 10-11 minutes, just until they start to brown. You don’t want to leave them in there for too much longer and dry them out.

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