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Banana Muffins!

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Introduction

These muffins are light and fluffy, they are great for breakfast with a nice fruit smoothie or as an afternoon snack with a cup of tea. They are great eaten both hot and cold.

These muffins are light and fluffy, they are great for breakfast with a nice fruit smoothie or as an afternoon snack with a cup of tea. They are great eaten both hot and cold.

Ingredients

Serves: 8

Metric Cups
  • 75 grams butter (melted)
  • 250 grams self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 115 grams caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 large bananas (ripe)
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 125 millilitres milk
  • 2⅔ ounces butter (melted)
  • 8⅚ ounces self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 ounces superfine sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 large bananas (ripe)
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 4 fluid ounce milk

Method

Banana Muffins! is a community recipe submitted by venlavalo and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Preheat oven to 190°c
  • Leave melted butter to cool
  • Mash the bananas well
  • Sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg into a bowl. Add the sugar and mix well. In a second bowl, with a folk, beat together the eggs, vanilla extract, honey, butter and milk.
  • Add the bananas to the egg mixture and stir.
  • Make a well in the dry mixture and add the egg mixture. Stir roughly with a fork. (Don't stir too much - it's meant to be thick and lumpy!)
  • Grease a muffin/cake tin well and fill each space with the mixture.
  • Put in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
  • Once golden brown and firm remove from oven leave to cool for 5 minutes in the tin and then 5 minutes on a wire rack. Mmmmmm yummmy!
  • Preheat oven to 190°c
  • Leave melted butter to cool
  • Mash the bananas well
  • Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg into a bowl. Add the sugar and mix well. In a second bowl, with a folk, beat together the eggs, vanilla extract, honey, butter and milk.
  • Add the bananas to the egg mixture and stir.
  • Make a well in the dry mixture and add the egg mixture. Stir roughly with a fork. (Don't stir too much - it's meant to be thick and lumpy!)
  • Grease a muffin/cake tin well and fill each space with the mixture.
  • Put in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
  • Once golden brown and firm remove from oven leave to cool for 5 minutes in the tin and then 5 minutes on a wire rack. Mmmmmm yummmy!
  • Tell us what you think

    What 23 Others have said

    • Have made these twice in ten days. They are delicious . Just a little twist I added. I grate the zest of a medium lemon and the juice to the mixture. Adds a freshness. Do try it. I also use three bananas. Instead of twelve muffins I get fifteen. Moist and so moreish.

      Posted by Tishmorley on 10th November 2015
    • I just made these and they were great!!! I tweaked the measurements to only 100g caster sugar and 60g of unsalted butter and used semi skimmed milk plus didn't add any salt, honey or nutmeg. Once 6 cases were full I added some milk chocolate chips to the remaining mixture. Made 12 large but could of made plenty more smaller ones.

      Posted by bambino_casino on 9th July 2015
    • Great results, wonderfully fluffy. I added a couple handfuls of oats and some allspice. Going to try with strawberries and cream in place of the bananas and milk.

      Posted by Mel_Craig on 1st January 2015
    • These are scrumptious. I made them in amino muffin tin and got 34. Ideal for little people. I omitted the baking powder and baking soda, as recipe was for self raising flour. Thank you!

      Posted by wijps on 16th December 2014
    • Using up over ripe bananas has never tasted soooooo good.  Thanks again Nigella you never fail to please in the easiest of ways....xxxx

      Posted by lesleymason on 1st December 2014
    • Lovely. I used a mixture of bran and plain flour as I wanted something with a hearty breakfasty feel. Also threw in some pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. Very fluffy and super easy, as previously attested.

      Posted by hreckitt on 1st December 2014
    • Made recipe to specifications - as said, lots of batter made - first batch peaked unusually but had read comments on here and thought the slice of banana was a cute touch - second batch with the slice of banana rose evenly and looked adorable with the fruity decoration! No idea what I did wrong on the first batch though!

      Posted by OopsyDaisy on 11th September 2014
    • Yummy muffins... I halved the receipe (as I only had 1 banana)... and it made 14 mini muffins... I add choc chips to halve the mixture for a slight variation... and cooked for 10mins. I only took them out of the oven 30mins ago and already my 2yr old is munching through her 2nd! Yum yum...

      Posted by sed on 4th June 2014
    • OMG! These are delicious! And so easy to make. They were very light and fluffy and very tasty. A definite keeper!

      Posted by Dentona588 on 12th March 2014
    • I love this recipe. The muffins are so light and fluffy. I added a handful of sultanas and used allspice instead of cinnamon and nutmeg and they were delicious! I have also made them with a few chopped walnuts for a bit of crunch. Yum!

      Posted by Margrutkowski on 10th March 2014
    • I love this recipe. I added a handful of sultanas this time and have also made them with chopped walnuts and both times they were delicious!

      Posted by Margrutkowski on 10th March 2014
    • I have a little baking experience, but today i found some very ripe bananas in my fridge and have bad banana muffin cravings! So i attempted this recipe and followed to the T. This was a nice surprise! The muffins were moist and fluffy. Maybe next time i will add some walnuts :)

      Posted by JoWan on 12th January 2014
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