Thursday, 8 September 2011

Banana Bread Muffins

I LOVE Banana bread with all of my heart. 
I have such fond memories of coming home from school and smelling the sweet bready smell wafting through the halls from the kitchen. I remember arguing with my sister over who would get the end piece (the chewiest and most desirable in our house) often my mum would cut both ends off just to placate us as we slathered butter over the hot slices.
Banana bread never lasted long in our house, the two loaves my mum baked would usually be gone within a couple of days.

Recently i have been craving the sweet buttery taste, so much so that the other night i dreamed about Banana bread no less than three times!

When i woke up this morning and saw that my 4 bananas bought for lunches were black, i knew it was the world giving me a sign....

I don't have any loaf pans here so i decided instead to opt to bake them in a muffin tin! I am pleased to say it worked.

as i am on a health kick at the moment i also

Banana Bread Muffins  
recipe adapted from here


3 or 4 very ripe bananas mashed
70g light margarine (melted or very soft)
10g no added sugar peanut butter (this was just to give it a slight peanutty taste but didn't really add anything - can be substituted for 5 extra grams of light margarine)
1 medium egg
150g sugar (I used white caster as that is all we had but i would recommend soft brown if you have it!)
175g flour (I used a wholemeal rye flour to give it a bit more of a healthy boost)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
a pinch of salt


Preheat oven to 175C (or 350F for you Americans)
Mix the butter into the mashed bananas.
Add in the sugar, egg and vanilla before sprinkling in the baking powder and salt.
Lastly add in the flower and mix together well.

Grease your muffin pan and fill the cups up about 3/4 of the way.
Bake for 20-25 mins or until golden brown on top.
Allow to cool ever so slightly before breaking them open and covering them with butter YUM!

NB to check if they are fully done stick a knife in the middle of the biggest one and if it comes out clean you are good to go!

It makes between 12-18 muffins.

i put this recipe into MyFitnessPal and it estimated the muffins at 106 cals ( i prefer to err on the side of caution so i am assuming these are closer to 150cals) not bad and taste delicious.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

This looks delicious!
I really have to try them one time.
Thanks for sharing the recipe with us! :) xx