• 1 medium egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 55g soft light brown sugar
  • 1 large, very ripe banana, well mashed
  • 55ml sunflower oil 
  • 85g wholemeal flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate soda
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch salt (omit for under one years)

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  1. Preheat oven to 180c/160c fan. Line 2 mini muffin tins with mini muffin liners.
  2. Beat the eggs and sugar together until thick, stir in the banana and oil.
  3. Sift on the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and salt (if using). Then add the vanilla extract and bran left in the sieve, to the bowl too.
  4. Stir together until just combined.
  5. Spoon into muffin cases (around 2/3 full) and bake 12-14 minutes, until risen and firm to the touch. Remove and cool.
  6. Store in an airtight box for up to 3 days or freeze (defrost at room temp approx 1 hour).

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Banana Muffins


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  • I’ve been making these delicious banana and bran muffins for a while now, and it’s only recently that I realised the recipe that ‘correctly’ accompanies the video can be found in Annabel Karmel’s ‘Top 100 Finger Foods’, page 18.
    I realise a lady back in 2012 asked the question I did, the recipe and video don’t match up. This comment is probably too late now, but I will continue to make these muffins in a regular size as my little boy grows-perfect for packed lunch boxes when he starts school.
    I hope this helps other mummy’s or daddy’s !

    19th May 2016

    19 May 2016

  • My baby loves theses, I put raisens and blueberries in too. Definitely doest make 24, only made 12.

    13 May 2016

  • Very easy, lovely ingredients for little ones. It definitely doesn’t make 24 though - the above recipe comfortably made 12 small cupcake size cakes. I sprinkled a tiny bit of brown sugar onto the top for added crunch and they look really nice too!

    23 Jul 2014

  • Made these with my 2 year old. Very easy and quick so she managed to stay interested all the way through. Yummy too! Great way to use up over-ripe bananas.

    03 Oct 2013

  • is it possible to bake them in microwave? Plz suggest.

    27 Sep 2012

  • Made these banana muffins last week as per the recipe & they were great, no mention of when to add the vanilla extract so I added it with the oil.  However I’ve just watched the video clip - banana muffins & it appears to be a different recipe: bran flakes, milk, raisins & ginger all appear that aren’t in the recipe above!  I’d like to know the quantities so that I can try the muffins shown in the video.  Thanks

    19 May 2012

  • OMG , I have just made these Banana muffins with my 4 year old boy and they are briliant! Very easy to make,even for me who is rubbish at cooking!!

    tor rampaul
    30 Jan 2012

  • These look so good on the video and are just perfect for an after school snack for my 3 year old. But there is no mention on the above ingredients of the bran ?? so my cakes turned out looking nothing like these ones snd were very wet and took longer to cook. I would love the correct ingredients and re try them!

    25 Oct 2011

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