Easy banana muffin recipe

23 May


How great are muffins? They take no time to make, are versatile and can even survive being made by Misses 4 and 6 and still taste great. I had a couple of over-ripe bananas sitting in the fruit bowl so turning them into muffins was the order of the day. I tweaked several different muffin recipes from various sources but reduced the amount of sugar as I find most recipes far too sweet.

I decorated these with a few peanut butter chips but they are very yummy without.



2 or 3 over-ripe bananas, mashed

1 egg, beaten

2 cups self-raising flour

½ cup caster sugar

very generous pinch of allspice

4 tablespoons mild-tasting vegetable oil [not olive oil]

2-3 tablespoons milk




Line a muffin tin with wrappers. Depending on how generous you make these you’ll get between 12-16 muffins.

Preheat oven to 170C.

Stir flour, sugar and allspice into a large bowl.

Mix oil, milk and egg in a small jug.

Tip into bowl with the flour then stir in mashed banana. Don’t overmix or it will be tough.

Bake 15-ish minutes/until golden and a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Cool on wire rack. When completely cold you can freeze these in ziplock bags – perfect for lunchboxes.


4 Responses to “Easy banana muffin recipe”

  1. Veggiewitch May 24, 2012 at 3:19 am #

    I love, love, LOVE this post! ♥
    These look fabulous! =0)

    • thehungrymum May 24, 2012 at 3:54 am #

      I heart you, Veggiewitch! You’re so sweet x

  2. Candy June 6, 2012 at 2:03 pm #

    These look pretty similar to mine, (http://lovelybuns.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/banana-cup-cakes/ ) but I like the sound of adding allspice next time!

    • thehungrymum June 7, 2012 at 12:15 am #

      …except yours are prettier! Your blog is lovely 🙂

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