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Monday, 21 October 2013

Banana Breakfast Muffins

I do like a tasty way to use up over-ripe bananas and make these muffins often as they use ingredients I nearly always have available.  If you don't have buttermilk or yoghurt, measure out 125ml of milk and add a teaspoon of lemon juice or 1/4 teaspoon of white wine vinegar and leave to sit for 5 - 10 minutes before using in the recipe.

These delicious morsels are great for a breakfast on the go treat, an energy boost after school or a solution to the late afternoon energy slump.  They have a decent amount of fibre and fruit so would also make a good addition to packed lunches.

180g self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
200g rolled oats or 5 wheat biscuits (crushed)
100g light soft brown sugar
100g sultanas or dried apricots
3 medium sized over-ripe bananas, mashed
125ml buttermilk or natural yoghurt
80ml oil
1 medium free range egg
1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract

Preheat your oven to 200C/180C Fan, and line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases.  

In a large bowl combine the flour, baking paper, ground cinnamon, oats or crushed wheat biscuits, light soft brown sugar and sultanas.  

Combine the mashed banana, buttermilk or yoghurt, oil, egg and vanilla extract in a jug.  Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients.  Mix until just combined, do not overmix or your muffins will be tough and heavy.

Spoon the mixture evenly into the muffin cases then bake for around 20 minutes until a skewer inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean and free from crumbs.  Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.  You can drizzle a little honey over the top of the muffins whilst they are still warm if you like.


15 comments:

  1. Love starting the day with baked goods.... also brilliant for half term car journeys. Your recipes sounds really delish and substantial with dried fruit and oats. I might try them with dried mango :-)

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    1. Thanks Katie, dried mango sounds fab! I forget about car journeys as we don't have a car, would be good for train trips too I reckon ;)

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  2. Love the die of crushing up weetabix in these yummy muffins. Added fibre and goodness makes these such a good after school treat. Would have to use apricots as eldest daughter refuses anything i make using sultanas/raisins!

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    1. I vary it using either oats or weetabix or a mixture of both. Dried apricots are a good addition because they add a little iron content, along with the vitamins in the cereal. :o)

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  4. Delicious! Love the addition or oats or crushed cereal! Perfect for breakfast!

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  5. A great way to start the day. I'm not one for breakfasts, but I think I could manage one of these.

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    1. I usually eat on the run or try and gobble down some porridge, these are great for a breakfast on the run and not too heavy or stodgy. :)

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  6. I'm going to try these but using egg replacement.We do eat varied breakfasts but it's always nice to try something new.

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    1. Sounds like a fab idea Aly, let me know how you get on :)

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  7. Looks great, anything with rolled oats has my vote!

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  9. I've just made these as my afternoon treat, so good that my mum, who doesn't really cook anymore, asked for the recipe! I'm trying not to eat all of them at once! Next time I'm going to add some walnuts for a little bit of added protein, thanks for the recipe!

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