Banana Muffins

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Oliver asked to do some baking this afternoon and I was more than happy to oblige. I noticed we had two very ripe bananas in the fruit bowl so I had a quick flick through some of my recipe books and we decided to make some banana muffins.

Lydia wanted to join in too, so because our kitchen is so tiny, I set everything up on the dining table. As usual Lydia had a quick stir then lost interest and wandered away to play with her dolls. Oliver was a fantastic helper though and did most of the work. So I can't take much credit for these apart from putting them in the oven!
Banana Muffins

Makes 8 muffins
Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 25 minutes

30g unsalted butter
60g clear honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large bananas, very ripe
150g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 190C {375F} gas mark 5. Line a muffin tin with paper cases.

Put the butter, honey and vanilla extract in a small pan over a low heat until melted. Stir and set aside to cool for a few minutes.

Mash the bananas. In a large bowl, measure out the flour, baking powder, bicarb of soda and cinnamon. Add the bananas to the melted butter/honey mixture and stir, then add to the dry ingredients. Stir until everything is combined but don't overstir as it should look lumpy and gloopy.

Fill the paper cases no more than two thirds full and pop in the oven for about 25 minutes. Leave to cool in the tin for a few minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


1 comment:

  1. I made these yesterday and they were nice! I have never made muffins without sugar or egg before and I was pleasantly surprised. Thanks for the recipe :) x

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