Chocolate chip banana split muffins (recipe)

Chocolate chip banana split muffins

Whoa! – JD, 5

These muffins are just perfect for fans of bananas. The sponge is flavoured with fresh banana and dark chocolate chips, while the frosting is ‘banana split’ flavour (thanks to some lovely, tangy icing sent for review from Sugar and Crumbs) and topped with banana chips.

They’re loads of fun to make (JD loves piping icing) and the result is a tasty muffin that looks great.

Here’s what to do…


For the sponge:

  • 175g unsalted butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 200g self raising flour
  • 3 medium free range eggs
  • 125ml whole milk
  • 2 small, ripe bananas
  • 100g dark chocolate chips

For the frosting:

  • 400g Sugar and Crumbs Banana Split Icing (two small 200g packs)
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 200g unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 tbsp hot water
  • 40g dried banana chips

You’ll also need:

  • 12-hole muffin tray
  • 12 muffin cases
  • Piping bag
  • Large, wide star nozzle


Make the sponges

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (160C fan assisted)
  2. Start with the sponge – beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy
  3. Beat in the eggs, then stir in the flour, followed by the milk
  4. Mash the bananas and stir into the batter, followed by the chocolate chips
  5. Line a 12-hole muffin tray with muffin cases, then divide the batter evenly between them
  6. Bake for 30 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely

Make the frosting

  1. Put all of the frosting ingredients except the banana chips into a large bowl and beat until light and smooth – it’s much, much quicker with an electric whisk
  2. Transfer into the piping bag with nozzle in place and twist

Putting it all together

  1. Pipe the frosting on top of the 12 muffins in generous, rising swirls – sharing it all evenly
  2. Push 2 banana chips into the top of each muffin and leave to set

That’s it! They look rather posh, don’t they?

Disclosure: we were sent some icing and decorations free of charge for review from Sugar and Crumbs. No payment was received. All posts are 100% honest.

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