Healthy, egg-free banana muffins

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Serves: 6

By ScotGirl

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  • 2 tbsp milk

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 2 drops vanilla essence

  • 2 tbsp honey or sugar

  • 150g wholemeal self-raising flour

  • 2 tbsp butter

  • 1 handful raisins or chopped dried apricots, optional

  • 2 banana


  1. Melt the milk, butter and honey/sugar in pot over a gentle heat. Add bananas and mash.
  2. Pour wet mixture into bowl with flour and baking powder. Mix gently. If it is too dry add more milk.
  3. Scoop in muffin cases (will make 5-6 depending on size of bananas)
  4. Cook at gas mark 5 for 20 minutes or so. The muffins are ready when they are golden brown on top. They will seem quite squidgy but will firm up when they cool.

Handy Hint

I can have these in the oven in about three minutes and the recipe is a lifesaver, as no egg is required. Use sugar instead of honey it there are any under ones then all the family can enjoy them. Great mid morning snack for all!

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  • Make Ahead

  • Kids can help

  • Can Freeze

  • cake

  • banana

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Vegetarian

  • Nut Free

  • Low fat

  • Egg Free

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  • Stilllivinginazoo 15/07/19 05:51

    Brilliant recipe.i use oil instead of butter to speed it up even more.have also sub out banana for apple puree and it still works like a charm!my favourite allergy friendly goto recipe

  • Mrsmummytan 14/03/17 14:49

    Made these as I already had the wholemeal flour and we are trying the plant based diet. My husbandson words were "oh my goodness they are so nice" Sprinkled a little brown sugar on the top before baking for an added sweet textured tip. Just the right amount of sweetness with a yummy banana taste. So quick and easy to make, perfect for any busy household.

  • Tocogirl 03/11/16 20:52

    Made these just now came out really good I added some grated coconut and used plantains quite surprised at the results

  • Tocogirl 03/11/16 20:48

    Just tried theseveral they are yummy... I used plantain and added some grated coconut to my flour came out really good was surprised cause I'm not normally a good baker lol

  • Solasum 13/08/16 16:14

    This is great! Highly toddler friendly both to make and eat. Some of the mixture even made it into the oven.

  • Bellevuemum 20/03/16 08:39

    Fantastic. So easy and delicious. Not rubbery at all (even hot straight from the oven). I didn't have enough banana so I added some grated apple and cinnamon. In future I will substitute carrot, nuts, raisin. DD and husband loved them!

  • Cherry321 30/01/16 18:07

    Not sure where I went wrong, but they were a bit rubbery. Probably due to using smaller fairy cake cases and cooking them too long. Son wasnt covonved, but I will eat them.

  • JeewizzJen 22/06/15 16:54

    Agree with all the positive posts above, fantastically simple recipe and very tasty indeed! I will definitely be making these again.

  • JeewizzJen 22/06/15 16:54

    Agree with all the positive posts above, fantastically simple recipe and very tasty indeed! I will definitely be making these again.

  • ylesia 30/08/13 17:14

    fab little recipe :) Great use for a couple of overripe bananas :) We added 1/2 cup of raisins and 1/2 cup of chopped strawberries and used white SR flour and the end result was delicious (and I have fussy kids!!)

  • MrsJoyce1985 16/01/13 17:58

    This recipe is brilliant! I will definetley use it again!! I made it as cupcakes and added bluberries to mine and they were yummy!!

  • RabbiLeah 24/12/12 17:57

    Great muffins!! I bet the person who hated them overmixed the batter. I sifted in the dry ingredients and then gently stirred until 95% of the flour was absorbed then spooned into muffin tins. 17 mins later we all anxiously waited for them to cool down enough to devour them. Definitely a keeper!! Funnily enough I tried the recipe because I didn't have any eggs, but from now on even when I do I will be making these - easy, nutritious and oh so tasty! All three teenagers loved them and asked for more!

  • KiwiMamma 20/05/12 14:45

    I tried these due to the positive comments. They are awful. Low sugar, low fat, no egg = texture similar to play dough. Luckily my daughter is not a fussy critic when it comes to cakes/muffins etc and they can still go in her lunchbox.

  • TwoCrazyKids 15/05/12 12:59

    So easy to make! Will be making these regularly with my kids :)

  • QueenOfAllBiscuitsandMuffins 13/09/11 17:21

    Was very dubious these were going to work, but they did and they were very tasty! We used white SR flour and measured out 250ml in a jug which seemed to work. Also added raisins, deffo be doing these again.

  • laukaya 05/12/10 20:10

    I can't get wholemeal self raising flour so I used plain + 1 extra tspn baking powder + 1/2 tspn salt and it worked perfectly. Thanks for a great recipe, planning to make a bigger batch next time.

  • Cies 22/10/10 16:11

    Really tasty. Very quick to make. Will be making them again soon.

  • BadPoet 20/08/10 13:40

    Made these today - very easy and tasty, gone down well with the whole family. Took me more like 10 mins to get them in the oven, largely spent searching for honey then deciding to use sugar rather than chisel the last inch of honey out the jar. I'll try honey next time!