fast food–not the usual connotation it gives of macdonalds burgers wrapped in greasy paper, subway 6-inchers spilling with stale cabbage. this is, very literally, fast food–food i can whip up within the harried constraints of a school day, AND make a speedy blog post here so i don’t feel guilty whenever people hound me for the recipe and, being the time management handicapped person i am, procrastinate posting it for so long i just never post it at all, whoops.
at any rate–some chocolate on a monday evening. rich, chocolaty, with a beautifully fudgy intense velvety crumb made fluffy and luxuriously light by the secret ingredient of greek yogurt. studded generously with molten husky chocolate chips, these make a decadent afternoon snack and are even better the morning after for a naughty chocolate breakfast. and the best news–they come together incredibly fast, and with minimum utensils too, which makes for optimum lack of dishwashing! win win!
double chocolate banana muffins
-2 large bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
-3 large tablespoons thick greek yogurt
-6 tablespoons soy milk, or milk of choice
-5 tablespoons coconut oil/neutral oil/melted butter
-1/2 cup sugar
-1 cup all purpose flour
-1/2 cup+2 tablespoons spelt/oat/wholewheat/quinoa/buckwheat flour
-1 tsp baking soda
-1/2 tsp coffee granules (you can omit this, but coffee brings out the chocolate beautifully)
-2 tablespoons cocoa powder
-1/4 cup chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line a 12 cup muffin tray. Mash the banana in a large bowl and add the vanilla, egg, greek yogurt, soy milk and oil; mix with a wooden spoon until all ingredients are incorporated. Add the sugar and mix again. Sift the dry ingredients over the wet and fold in till you get a nice thick but not tacky batter. Divide evenly into the muffin liners and sprinkle the top with 1 tsp of chocolate chips each; bake for around 15-18 minutes, rotating the tray halfway through, till a skewer emerges clean. Let cool–these taste even better the day after, having matured overnight.