Soft, moist, and golden, these banana muffins are perfect for bake sales, picnics, and parties.
Baking banana muffins are a great way of using up overripe bananas. It takes just four steps to make these moist banana muffins. Not only are these muffins flavoured with sweet bananas, they also have warming undertones thanks to the teaspoon of cinnamon.
- 250g plain flour
- 1tbsp baking powder
- 1tsp ground cinnamon
- 100g caster sugar
- 75g butter, chilled and grated
- 1 medium egg
- 175ml milk
- 2 medium-sized ripe bananas, peeled
- Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Line a 12-hole muffin tray with paper muffin cases.
- Sift the flour, baking powder and cinnamon into a large bowl and stir in the sugar and grated butter. Stir to coat the butter in the flour mixture.
- Beat together the egg and milk and stir into the bowl until just blended. Don’t over mix – it should still be lumpy. Cut 12 slices from one of the bananas then mash the remainder with the other banana.
- Fold the mashed banana into the mixture and divide the mixture between the paper cases. Top each with a slice of banana. Bake for 20-25 mins until risen, golden and firm to the touch. Serve warm or cold.
Top tips for making banana muffins
For extra fibre replace the flour with wholemeal plain flour and add 25g finely chopped dried apricots with the mashed banana.
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Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodTo and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodTo, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create how-to videos exclusively for GoodtoEat - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies.
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