Spookily Delicious Halloween Banana Muffins

Halloween Banana Muffins

From where I come from, Halloween is "very foreign", though it has caught on with the neighborhood kids over the past few years...must be the movies...

This year, a few mothers from my neighborhood decided to organize a Halloween party so the kids can experience what Halloween is all about.

As you can imagine, not only the kids are excited, even the mothers themselves. As this is my first Halloween also...I can't help by being excited myself!. And so my experiment with some easy Halloween banana muffins and desserts for this coming Halloween begins.

Here is my first series of moist double chocolate nut Halloween banana muffins with rich and creamy buttercream frosting, decorated with some spooky gummy organs. Extremely easy to make, these delicious chocolaty muffins with a nice banana flavor are a treat for all to eat.

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Happy Halloween!

Servings: 12 Halloween banana muffins
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 20 minutes

If you are not any sweet frosting to the muffins, increase the amount of sugar by 1/4 cup to the basic muffin recipe.

Ingredients for Muffins:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 medium over-ripe (1/2 cup) bananas, mashed
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

Directions for Muffins:
1. Preheat oven to 350ºF/180ºC.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and mix.
3. In a separate bowl, combine bananas, egg, oil, milk, water, vanilla, and mix.
4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, be careful not to overmix.
5. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.
6. Spoon batter into paper muffin cups about 2/3 cups full.
7. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a wooden pick comes out with some melted chocolate but no crumbs.
8. Allow to cool before removing from muffin pan.

Buttercream Frosting:
You can flavor the frosting by adding a few drops of an essence, or a little finely grated orange, lemon or lime rind. If frosting curdles (because of coloring), just add in a little extra icing sugar.

Ingredients for Buttercream:
1/2 cup soft butter
1 1/2 cups pure icing sugar
2 tablespoons milk, approximately
Food coloring

Directions for Buttercream:
1. Beat butter with an electric mixer until light in color. Gradually beat in half the icing sugar, then the milk, then the remaining icing sugar.
2. Flavor and color as desired. Place frosting through a decorator's tip and decorate.

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