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    Recipe For Kids: Chocolate Banana Muffins

    November 30, 2018

    This is the first recipe I am sharing. Simply because I will not sell them, anyone (with oven) can make chocolate banana muffins and the taste is not the usual sweet muffins you can buy outside. I love desserts but I don’t like very sweet ones that’s why I try to make them at home.

    I’ve been baking banana breads for the past months but this is the first time I added chocolates in it. Simply because as much as possible I don’t give them or chocolate flavored foods to my daughter. So this recipe has mild chocolate flavor.

    I use coconut oil for additional flavor and because I have lots of them from cooking “latik” for maja blanca. Almond meal is for more protein. When baking, I use the ingredients which are already available in the kitchen. Sometimes I use my daughter’s soy milk or cow’s milk light or full cream. You have already read or heard it somewhere but I’m gonna say it again. Overripe yellow bananas, those with dark spots, have richer flavor so you know it’s best for baking.

    Try this recipe at home and I would love to hear comments from you. Enjoy!



    • 2-3 large extra ripe bananas 
    • ⅓ Cadbury Baking 70% cocoa dark chocolate block
    • 2  cups self-raising flour 
    • ½ tsp salt
    • ⅔ cup raw sugar 
    • 4  tbsp coconut oil 
    • 2 extra large eggs
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 150 ml milk 
    • 3 tbsp almond meal
    • Dark chocolate chips for toppings


    1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius.
    2. Put liners or grease a 12-hole or 2 x 6-hole muffin pans.
    3. Put chocolates in a bowl.
    4. Boil water in a small saucepan.
    5. Put the bowl of chocolate in the saucepan. Ensure water will not go into the bowl.
    6. Reduce the heat. Turn off when the chocolate is melted.
    7. Mash bananas using fork.
    8. In a small bowl, whisk together flour and salt.
    9. In a bigger bowl, cream together the coconut oil and sugars.
    10. Beat in the eggs until combined.
    11. Fold in the mashed bananas.
    12. Add in the vanilla extract and milk.
    13. Pour the melted chocolate.
    14. Add the almond meal.
    15. Add the dry/flour mixture in the bigger bowl.
    16. Stir gently and just until the flour is incorporated. DO NOT over stir.
    17. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
    18. Sprinkle some chocolate chips(5-8 pcs) on top.
    19. Bake on center rack for 25 minutes. Cooking time may vary. Toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean.
    20. Let cool for 5 minutes and then remove the bread from the pan and place on a cooling rack to finish cooling.

    Super Special Super Moist Avocado Mini Muffins

    July 10, 2018

    I am so excited to write about my new experiment. Definitely, my own recipe and did not copy from anywhere else. I called it “Super Special Super Moist Avocado Mini Muffins”. Super special because I use plant-based butter(anyways I always use plant-based butter), soy milk and coconut juice. Super moist because it was really very moist. I think that’s because of avocado itself. Not sure about that.

    So how did I come up with the idea? My daughter used to ate avocados but she started to dislike it when we introduced normal foods (with sugar and salt). Avocado is a healthy food for kids. I will not mention all the good benefits of it. Please read it separately here. She likes muffins so why not make an avocado mini muffins(I only have mini muffin tray).

    I checked online to find a recipe but all recipes are not what I want. Therefore, I made my own. I have butter, soy milk(my daughter’s milk), lemon juice, coconut juice, chocolate chips and walnuts. The rest are usual ingredients for baking bread. I did measure the ingredients so that if it fails, I can adjust the quantity next time.

    I started by the usual mix of flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Followed by mixing butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, lemon juice and pouring them on dry mixture. Then mashed the whole avocado and add to the mixture. When I was measuring the milk, I saw the coconut juice I reserved for my daughter and poured some on the milk. Then add them in the mixture. The batter was very sticky so I already knew that it will be very moist. I sprinkled walnuts on 6 holes, chocolate chips on another 6 holes and left the remaining holes with no toppings. After 25min in 160 degrees celcius fan-forced oven, my muffins were ready. It’s very tasty. Taste like avocado hehehe!

    What made me happy was when my daughter liked them and asked for more. Oh but she commented “mami, it’s green.” pointing to the avocado bits.