Friday, March 6, 2009

Banana Espresso Chocolate Chip Muffins

I just wanted to say "thank you" to everyone who left a comment for the Pineapple Jerky giveaway. And now for the moment everyone has been waiting for. The winner is ...Jenn from a "A Day in the Life..." !

I used Random (dot) Org to generate the winning number. Jenn when you have time, shoot me an e-mail so you can collect your Pineapple Jerky.

I can see you looking at the muffins. I know you're thinking "...banana muffins? Been there done that." Yes, that maybe true; but have you had banana muffins with espresso?

At first, I was unsure at how well the banana and espresso would pair together. I finally gave in to my curiosity and made the muffins. The espresso adds a nice element to the muffins. Personally, I think the espresso made the brown sugar and chocolate more pronounced in the muffins. [Which made the muffins special for me.]

I really enjoyed my squat little muffins. In case you're wondering go ahead and divide the batter evenly without fear of "overflow". These little guys don't rise too high. The recipe is from the book titled "Baked" by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito. [Great book by the way!]

PRINT RECIPE: BANANA ESPRESSO...
ONE YEAR AGO: BANANA DULCE DE LECHE CAKE

36 comments:

Olivia said...

These look fabulous. I absolutely love expresso in muffins with chocolate, but to add banana is genius!

VeggieGirl said...

INCREEEEEDIBLE muffins.

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

TOTALLY AGREE! That book rocks!

Katie said...

Ohh how interesting. I love coffee and chocolate together but would never have thought of pairing it with bananas. You learn something new everyday :)

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

A chocolate, caffeine, and banana hit all in one muffin? Perfect!

Rachel said...

Espresso and Banana..This I got to try!!!

Jo said...

Oh yum, these look absolutely delicious. Wish I was having some though!

Happy cook said...

Wow i can umagine the taste with these delicious ingridients.

Dani said...

what a great way to spice up such a classic treat!

The Food Librarian said...

I just checked out this book from the library! Can't wait to try them.

Passionate About Baking said...

Absolutely delicious...YUM!!

Grace said...

yeah...this is a definite improvement to your standard banana muffin. bravo. :)

♥Rosie♥ said...

Great looking Muffins! I must look this book up ;0)

Rosie x

Jenn said...

Thanks again Gigi! Can't wait to try the muffins too :) I think coffee brings out the best in every recipe

Talita said...

Yum, yum, yum! I'd love to have a piece of this right now!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

That looks like a great way to start the day. Yummy!

Magnolia Wedding Planner said...

ohh Gigi I wish I had one right now :-D I adore bananas with choco!!
kisses
Silvia

Heather said...

These muffins are really cute. I like the size - on my 'must copy' list. Please stop by my blog to receive an award.

Bunny said...

Thanks Gigi for another way to make banana muffins, it sounds so good!

Hannah said...

I used to claim that I hated bananas as a kid, but for some reason, it wasn't so bad when baked into bread and adorned with chocolate chips! Sounds so perfectly nostalgic, with a touch of elegance thanks to the espresso. I've gotta go buy a bunch of bananas and make something like this now!

alexandra said...

this is so funny because I recently stumbled across a recipe for banana muffins that called for about a tablespoon of espresso and I, foolishly, omitted it. the recipe wasn't very good so I'm going to have to take a stab at this one ... I have enough bananas in the freezer to feed a small country.

Ricardo said...

You done it again another delicious desert, do you live far ... :D

Donna-FFW said...

Ive never had banana muffins with espresso, they sound and look fantastic!! I love baking with bananas, I so have to try these! Thanks.. love this blog!

Linda said...

Those muffins look absolutely delicious Gigi! I was also wary about the espresso, but after reading this, I'm definitely going to try this out this weekend.

Maria said...

The muffins look WAY good!

eatme_delicious said...

I'm obsessed with coffee/espresso flavoured stuff right now so I'm sure I'd love these! I need to get Baked!

Nicole said...

This is a fabulous book. I have to say that my muffins came out a lot more buttery than yours appear to be. I still loved them and knew I would because whenever I go to Coldstone I always get the coffee ice cream with banana and chocolate. Mmmmmm....

Amanda said...

I have one sad looking banana on my counter that would love love love to party with some chocolate and espresso! I'm bookmarking this posthaste!

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mina said...

These look absolutely amazing!

Crownjewelsprincess said...

so excited. thanks!

maria stone said...

banana espresso chip tasted well. i prepared them in my home.

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