11 Aug 2012

Banana Muffins

I have decided that I'm going to start joining in with the Calendar Cakes monthly challenge, this months challenge is hosted by Dolly Bakes and is all about British Summer Time.

As it's warm (at the moment) my bananas are going brown quickly!! BOO HISS

But what this means is they are perfect for banana cake.......hubby's favourite. YAY

Hello entry for this months challenge.

I normally make this into loaves, it's fantastic sliced with a cup of tea! But I thought I'd make them into cupcakes this time around.

Actually these are more like muffins as they are un-iced and I've added a sugared, oaty top. Also perfect with a cuppa, especially out in the garden while reading your fave mag......believe me :-)

They have already had the approval of my eldest (aged 3). After eating one he ran up to me, showed me his hunk pose and told me to feel his muscles!!

I reckon this is definitely a "man" cake!

Recipe ~ Makes 12 to 18
350g wholemeal self raising flour
100g butter
250g caster sugar
1 egg (beaten)
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 bananas (mashed)
100ml milk
20g oats
20g demerera sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 180/ Gas Mark 4.
  2. Line a muffin pan with cupcake wrappers.
  3. Cream the butter and caster sugar until pale and fluffy.
  4. Add egg in stages until fully incorporated.
  5. Add half the flour and baking powder and FOLD gently until completely mixed in.
  6. Add milk, FOLD again.
  7. Add half the mashed bananas FOLD
  8. Add the other half of the dry ingredients and FOLD.
  9. Then the rest on the milk and banana and FOLD. (see a pattern?)
  10. Fill the wrappers 2/3 with the batter.
  11. Smooth the batter gently to get an even surface.
  12. Mix the oats and demerera sugar and use 1 tsp to sprinkle over the batter.
  13. Bake for 20-25 mins.
  14. When baked leave to cool for 2 mins then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
My hubby was a happy man when he got home last night!

We were all happy at breakfast time this morning!!

Have a great, sunny, weekend!

xx Kat xx
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  1. These look brilliant...and very timely...I was just wondering this morning what to do with a bunch of browning bananas and this is the perfect solution!!! I'm going to give these a go...thanks for entering Calendar Cakes! :-)

    1. Thanks :-)

      I have 10 brown banana's now!! It's a combination of kids deciding they suddenly don't want to eat them, and the hot weather!! :-/

      Look out for more banana recipes ;-)

      xx Kat xx

  2. Love banana muffins - great breakfast food! I just posted an indulgent banana muffin - these look much healthier :)


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