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“You say banana, we say banarna…..”

banana choc chip muffins

As with many baking terms, there is an inconsistency between American and British English terms when it comes to muffins. Australians tend to side with the Brits when it comes to language, but as Americanisms overload our media, we are familiar with these disparities. Australians eat sweet biscuits with a cup of tea, dry biscuits with cheese. Scones we top with jam and cream.

English muffins are sold at the bakery, sweet American muffins in cake shops.

It’s perfectly respectable to eat English muffins at breakfast time, especially topped with Eggs Benedict. To the average Aussie, American muffins are more like cake, we eat them as  “healthy” snack food. It’s marvellous the way a little fruit can counteract sugar and fat!!

BANANA CHOC CHIP MUFFINS   Makes 12 large muffins

180g melted butter

1/2 cup brown  sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

2 eggsbanana choc chip muffins 2

2 1/2 cups plain flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 cup rolled oats

4 medium very ripe bananas

1 cup dark chocolate chips

1/2 cup milk

Pre heat the oven to 180 C fan forced.

Line muffin tins with paper cases.

Mash the bananas, then using a fork, lightly whisk  in the eggs.and vanilla. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl then stir in the sugar and the choc chips. Make a well in the centre, pour in the wet ingredients then mix until well combined. Almost fill the paper lined muffin tins, then bake  15 – 20  minutes. The muffins will rise and fill the tins and should be firm in the centre when done. Cool on a wire rack.


About ladyredspecs

I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. My love of good food drives me as a cook, a reader, a traveller, an artist and but mostly as an eater. I cooked professionally for many years but have no formal training. Simply guided by a love of eating good food, respect for ingredients and an abhorrence of artificial additives, I cook instinctively applying the technical know how acquired by experience. I hope you enjoy what I share Sandra AKA ladyredspecs

15 comments on ““You say banana, we say banarna…..”

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  3. Sam
    May 6, 2013

    My mum used to make ones just like these. (And I will always say banarna) 🙂 xx


  4. Mama's Gotta Bake
    April 14, 2013

    I love anything with banarna in it! Yum!


  5. ohlidia
    April 13, 2013

    I also add chocolate chips to my banana muffs. Isn’t chocolate and bananas a great combo? They looks great!


    • ladyredspecs
      April 13, 2013

      Choc chips can give an essentially boring muffin loads of appeal! They never last long!


  6. azita
    April 13, 2013

    With chocolate chip! Of course! Sounds & looks divine


  7. dollyandoatmeal
    April 12, 2013

    I never knew the differences between muffins from the US, UK, and AU. Very interesting. By the way, the muffins looks delicious!


  8. Just Add Attitude
    April 12, 2013

    Chocolate and banana, what a divine combination, if I wasn’t trying to lose some weight I would bake up a batch!


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  10. leah
    March 23, 2012



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