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Mary Berry Banana Muffins Recipe

Whenever I have overripe bananas on hand, I can’t wait to turn them into Mary Berry’s Banana Muffins.

The beauty of this recipe lies in its use of simple ingredients that come together to create something magical.

I’ve found that mashing the bananas thoroughly is my top tip for ensuring a moist, rich muffin every time.

What draws me to this recipe time and again is the way the natural sweetness of the bananas permeates each muffin, making them a guilt-free treat that’s perfect for any time of day.

How to Make Mary Berry Banana Muffins

Mary Berry Banana Muffins Recipe

Ingredients List

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 12 muffin cups or greased muffin tin

Step-by-step process

Step 1

Start by preheating your oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.

Lightly grease a 12-count muffin tin or line it with muffin cups.

In a mixing bowl, mash the bananas until smooth.

Step 2

In a separate heatproof bowl, melt the butter and let it cool for a few minutes.

Add granulated and caster sugar, and mix well using a whisk.

Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and then add in the mashed bananas and vanilla extract.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt, and a bit of cinnamon if desired.

Step 3

Gradually add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and gently mix them until just combined.

Do not overmix, as it could result in tough muffins.

Fold in 3/4 cup of chocolate chips, being careful not to overmix.

Step 4

Using a cookie scoop or spoon, fill the muffin cups or greased muffin tin with the banana muffin batter.

Place the muffin tin in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

Step 5

Allow the muffins to cool in the tin for 5-10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Once cool, enjoy your homemade Mary Berry Banana Muffins!

Side Dishes for Mary Berry Banana Muffins

When enjoying Mary Berry Banana Muffins, there are a few side dishes that can enhance their delightful flavor.

Here are some excellent accompaniments that are perfect to serve alongside these delicious muffins.

Coffee

A piping hot cup of coffee is an excellent side dish for Mary Berry Banana Muffins.

The bold and rich flavors of coffee not only complement the sweet and moist banana muffins, but can also still allow you to savor every bit of the muffin’s delightful taste.

Fresh Fruit Salad

A colorful, fresh fruit salad can be a refreshing and healthy side dish for your banana muffins.

Combining a variety of fruits such as berries, kiwi, and melon adds a variety of textures and flavors that contrast nicely with the soft and sweet muffins.

Yogurt Parfait

A creamy yogurt parfait is another great option to serve alongside your muffins.

Layering yogurt, granola, and fresh fruit creates a satisfying and nutritious side dish.

The tartness of the yogurt, the crunchiness of the granola, and the sweetness of the fruit balance the sweetness of the muffins and make for a rounded meal.

How to Store Mary Berry Banana Muffins

To keep their freshness and moisture, you should store them properly.

Here are some useful methods to store your muffins:

Airtight Container with Paper Towels

Line the bottom of an airtight container with paper towels and place the muffins on top.

By using the appropriate storage method, you’ll ensure that your Mary Berry Banana Muffins retain their wonderful taste and texture for as long as possible.

Enjoy your muffins at their best by following these simple storage tips.

Common Mistakes to Avoid

Not Preparing the Loaf Tin Properly

Before starting the recipe, it is crucial to prepare your loaf tin.

If not done correctly, the muffins might stick to the tin, making it difficult to remove them after baking.

Grease the tin with butter or non-stick cooking spray to ensure the muffins come out easily.

Not Checking Doneness at 20-25 Minutes

To avoid overbaking the muffins, start checking their doneness around the 20-25 minute mark.

Overbaking can lead to dry and tough muffins.

Cutting the Banana Bread Slice Too Soon

It might be tempting to cut into the freshly baked muffins, but it’s crucial to allow them to cool down first.

Cooling the muffins in the tin for about 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack prevents the muffins from breaking or squishing while slicing.

 

Mary Berry Banana Muffins Recipe

Mary Berry Banana Muffins Recipe

Banana muffins are a delightful treat that can be enjoyed at any time of the day.
Whether it's for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or a late-night bite, these mouthwatering muffins are always a hit.
A popular variation is Mary Berry's banana muffins recipe, which brings a classic British touch to this all-time favorite.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Equipment
  • 1 cookie scoop
  • 1 12-count muffin tin
  • 1 heatproof bowl
Ingredients
  
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon optional
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 12 muffin cups or greased muffin tin
Instructions
 
  • Start by preheating your oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.
    Lightly grease a 12-count muffin tin or line it with muffin cups.
    In a mixing bowl, mash the bananas until smooth. 
  • In a separate heatproof bowl, melt the butter and let it cool for a few minutes.
    Add granulated and caster sugar, and mix well using a whisk.
    Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and then add in the mashed bananas and vanilla extract.
    In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt, and a bit of cinnamon if desired.
  • Gradually add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients, and gently mix them until just combined.
    Do not overmix, as it could result in tough muffins.
    Fold in 3/4 cup of chocolate chips, being careful not to overmix.
  • Using a cookie scoop or spoon, fill the muffin cups or greased muffin tin with the banana muffin batter.
    Place the muffin tin in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  • Allow the muffins to cool in the tin for 5-10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
    Once cool, enjoy your homemade Mary Berry Banana Muffins!

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