Sweet Magnolia Banana Chocolate Chip Espresso Muffins takes about as long to say as it does to devour this soft delicious treat. They’re perfect with a cup of soup or afternoon snack.
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I love something sweet to eat when I make something savory. These Sweet Magnolia Banana Chocolate Chip Espresso Muffins fill that want deliciously!
Do you ever wonder who named some of the food we make and eat? Say the muffin. What is the food rule that says it’s not a cupcake? Since it’s politically correct to have a muffin for breakfast and not a cupcake I think it came from someone wanting cupcakes for breakfast. What do you think? I think I love muffins, especially these Sweet Magnolia Banana Chocolate Chip Espresso Muffins!
I brainstormed for a month on what I wanted to make for #Choctoberfest. With over 70 bloggers and close to 200 recipes, that was no easy feat! I also wanted to use as many of the wonderful products that were provided by our sponsors such as gold sponsor Imperial Sugar, Rodelle, and Davis Chocolate.
I turned to one of my favorite cookbooks, “Toast to Omaha” presented by the Junior League of Omaha in 2006, which was a gift from my Mother-In-Law. This book is a compilation of some of the most coveted recipes from Omaha restaurants, many of which are now gone. My book doesn’t give the history of this recipe but I can only imagine that it came from a hotel called The Magnolia? I could be wrong and even Google didn’t know!
This muffin is so good. It is tender and moist like a cupcake but doesn’t need a glaze or frosting to bump it up. The espresso and the cocoa is a match made in culinary heaven. I made a batch of my Ham and Bean Soup with these muffins on the side and it made for a delicious dinner! They would also make a great addition to brunch or even an afternoon snack.
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Sweet Magnolia Banana Chocolate Chip Espresso Muffins
- 4 tsp espresso powder
- 1/2 cup milk I used skim but any will work
- 6 bananas ripened
- 1 cup Imperial sugar
- 1/2 cup Imperial light brown sugar
- 1 cup butter unsalted and melted
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg ground
- 1/4 cup Rodelle cocoa sifted
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips I used mini. Any are fine
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line cupcake pan with liners or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a small bowl, combine espresso powder and milk. Set aside
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine bananas, sugars, butter, and espresso mixture. Mix until blended. Add eggs one at a time, mix to blend after each addition.
- Indo a large bowl add flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cocoa. Whisk to combine. With the mixer on low, spoon dry ingredients into the wet batter. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Scoop the batter into the muffin tins. I used an ice cream scoop which filled them to about 3/4 full. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
Here are a few of my previous #Choctoberfest recipes!
I can’t wait to dive into even more chocolate recipes. Let’s take a look at what some of the other Choctoberfest bloggers have come up with!