Delicious banana muffins with a center of chocolate ganache. There is not much better out there ;P
For the muffins:
2 ripe bananas
1 large egg
1/3 cup (80ml) vegetable oil
1/2 cup (100g) brown sugar
1/4 cup (60ml) milk (or non-dairy milk)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups (190g) all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup (40g) chocolate sprinkles
1/4 cup (30g) hazelnut brittle (or chopped hazelnuts)
For the filling/topping:
1/4 cup (60ml) heavy whipping cream
1,8 oz. (50g) semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
some hazelnut brittle or chopped hazelnuts (optional)
some dried banana pieces (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a muffin tin with 10 paper liners (tulip papers) and set aside.
2. Add the bananas to a large bowl and mash them with a fork. Add the egg and mix on high speed with a hand mixer or your stand mixer until well combined. Add the oil, sugar, milk, and vanilla extract and mix well. Mix the flour with baking powder, baking soda, and salt and add to the large bowl – mix until just combined. Add the chocolate sprinkles and hazelnut brittle (or chopped hazelnuts) and fold in. Divide the batter between the paper liners and bake for 22-25 Minutes – check with a toothpick in the center of the muffins if they are done. Take the muffins out of the oven, when the toothpick comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool down completely.
3. Chop the chocolate and add to a heatproof bowl. Heat up the heavy cream (in a saucepan over the stove or in the microwave) and pour over the chocolate. Let sit for some time, then mix until smooth. Set aside to cool down to the point where the ganache is not too runny anymore.
4. Cut out holes in the middle of each muffin and fill with the ganache – if the ganache is not too runny, you can let it overflow a bit and you’ll get a nice drip effect. Sprinkle with some hazelnut brittle/chopped walnuts or pieces of dried banana (optional). Let the chocolate dry/harden completely, then serve.
Keywords: muffins, banana, nuts, chocolate