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These are a firm favourite in our house. They are best eaten on the day they are baked… which is no problem at all! They take no time at all to make and they are a great way to use up old, manky bananas which would normally get thrown away. The more old and black the bananas are the better!
Instead of using chocolate chips I use supermarket own brand chocolate buttons and just chop them. A 70g bag costs around 40p. I only use the one packet.

Banana and Chocolate Chip Muffins.

3 very ripe bananas
125ml vegetable oil
2 eggs
250g plain flour
100g caster sugar
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp baking powder
150g dark/milk chocolate (I find 1 x 100g bag of chocolate chips or 1 x 70g bag of chopped choc buttons is plenty)
Topping – Demerara sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 200ºC/180ºC fan oven/gas mark 6 and line a 12-bun muffin tin with muffin papers.
  • Mash the bananas and set aside. Pour the oil into a jug and beat in the eggs.
  • Put the flour, sugar, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder into a large bowl and mix in the beaten-egg-and-oil mixture, followed by the mashed bananas.
  • Fold in the chocolate, then place equal quantities in the prepared muffin tin and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

Happy New Year

Posted: 4 January 2012 in 365 Project
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So I started a new 365. Or should that be 366? Or even 365+1? I’m putting far too much thought into this lol. After finishing my 365 in 2010 I started a new one straight away. I only managed to carry on until May though before giving in to life. I’m glad I gave in when I did though… it’s been a rough few months.

I’ve missed it though and so here I am with another new year and another fresh start.

We have a home of our own again. We moved in 2 weeks before Christmas and we love it. It’s not a long term place but we know from the start and we won’t get too used to the massive amount of space we have now but we shall certainly make the most of it while we can!
It’s just so nice to have our own space after 6 months with mum and dad. We have our own furniture and can make our own decisions about how we live. Living with my parents was great but it was only ever meant to be a short term thing.

The girls went back to school this morning and Anthony back to work yesterday and I find myself alone in my own home. I can’t lie… it is wonderful.

I am so, so proud that I managed to complete my 365 project without missing a single day. On 31st December, as I posted my final shot for the year I felt really jubliant. Here is my mosaic for December and also my final mosaic of all my shots. I think I will get them all printed so that I can look back on them.

I’ve also decided to go for another year. You can follow my Flickr stream here if you are interested. I’ll continue to post my monthly mosaics here though.

365 Project: October Complete!

Posted: 31 October 2010 in 365 Project

365 Project: August Complete!

Posted: 1 September 2010 in 365 Project

365 Project: July Complete!

Posted: 31 July 2010 in 365 Project