Banana muffins

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Serves: 12

By mignonette

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  • 120g caster sugar

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

  • 120g soft brown sugar

  • 175g salted butter softened

  • 3 medium bananas mashed

  • 1 large eggs beaten

  • 250g plain flour

  • 175g banana chips broken into little pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 190C/Gas Mark 5.
  2. Grease a 3cm deep muffin tin/silicone mini loaf tin/silicone muffin tin or put muffin cases in your tin.
  3. Put butter and both sugars into a bowl and beat until light and fluffy.
  4. Gradually add the beaten egg ensuring each addition is well incorporated.
  5. Stir in the mashed banana and vanilla essence.
  6. Sift in the flour and baking powder and mix in.
  7. Add banana chips if you are using them. Mix in.
  8. Add spoonfuls of the mixture to your baking tin/cases until 3/4 full. This does not rise unduly.
  9. Bake 18-20 minutes then test for doneness. Keep in oven another minute if underdone.
  10. Cool then turn out and don't expect them to last longer than an hour- they are like cake crack.

Handy Hint

I always use silicone bakeware to make these, either a silicone muffin tray or a little mini silicon loaf tray that makes 12 little log shaped cakes. You may need to bake them for a few minutes more if you are using lighter coloured metal bakeware as darker tins bake quicker and produce a darker colour on the crust.

Additional Information

  • cake

  • Can Freeze

  • Make Ahead

  • Kids can help

  • banana

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Vegetarian

  • Nut Free

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  • Bolly74 26/06/13 10:33

    Just made these. Had to improvise a bit due to not having the correct ingredients. Used mostly butter but part Flora cuisine, whole meal flour and 2 large bandannas. Also added 100g of chic chips. I think white flour would definitely be better but these are still delicious. Need more like 30 mins in the oven though.

  • idlevice 13/12/12 19:26

    I just made these to take to the schoolxmas fair. I made them as mini muffins without the banana chips but with a smidgeon of cinnamon; it made 48. They are moist, sweet with a lightly crunchy top - yum:)

  • mignonette 21/11/12 14:18

    Budget if you leave out the banana chips. Can be adapted to gluten free flours. Crack cake! They will go in minutes.