Guess whose back with another bake for you all? That’s right, it’s me!
Throughout lockdown, I’ve done my fair share of baking. Pretty much every week, sometimes twice a week, I’ve been baking something in the kitchen to share with you guys.
As you’ll know, most my bakes are sweet treats which do of course contain sugar. So I thought I’d switch it up a little today and make a sweet treat for you BUT I’ve tried to make it ‘healthier’ than usual.
Muffins! Muffins are the first thing which came to mind when i was thinking about what go bake as I know these are pretty easy to make ‘healthier’. So using some ripe bananas, cinnamon and honey, I’ve created these and boy did they go down a treat!
If you’d like to know the recipe for these muffins, then the recipe is below:
Ingredients You Need To Make Muffins:
- 250g Of Self-Raising Flour
- 115g Of Caster Sugar
- 75g Of Butter, Melted
- 1tsp Of Vanilla Essence
- 1tsp Of Baking Powder
- 1/2tsp Of Bicarbonate Of Soda
- 2 Eggs
- 3 Large Ripe Bananas, Mashed
- 1/2tsp Of Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2tsp Of Ground Nutmeg
- 125ml Of Milk
Ingredients For Toppings:
- A Jar Of Honey
- A Few Chopped Walnuts
How To Make Banana Muffins:
- Firstly, gather together your ingredients and equipment, line a 12 hole muffin tray with muffin cases and preheat your oven to 190C / 170C Fan / Gas Mark 5.
- Secondly, in your microwave, melt your 75g of butter and set aside to cool.
- In a bowl, mash the 3 large bananas well and set aside.
- Next, in a large bowl sift the 250g of self-raising flour, 1/2tsp of bicarbonate of soda, 1tsp of baking powder, 1/2tsp of ground cinnamon and 1/2tsp of ground nutmeg.
- Add the 115g of caster sugar to the large bowl and stir through.
- With a fork, beat together the 2 eggs, 1tsp of vanilla essence, the melted butter and 125ml of milk in a second bowl. TIP: don’t add the melted butter straight away if it’s still warm as it can split the mixture and curdle.
- Add the 3 mashed bananas and stir through.
- In the centre of the dry ingredients, make a well and add the egg mixture, stirring roughly with a fork until it resembles a lumpy paste. TIP: don’t over mix!
- Once you’ve mixed the dry and wet ingredients together, spoon into the muffin cases until almost full.
- Bake the muffins for 20-25 minutes or until the muffins come away from the side of the pan when touched.
- Once baked through, leave the muffins in the muffin tin for around 5 minutes before removing the muffins to further cool on the wire rack.
- When the muffins have cooled, drizzle some honey over the top (pre warning, it does go everywhere so I’d recommend maybe trying to spread it out a little so it doesn’t drizzle all over the cases and onto the work surface) and depending on if you like them, add a few chopped walnuts on top.
That’s your healthy banana muffins prepared, cooked and ready to eat!
I thought this was something different for me and my blog. I know I bake ALOT of unhealthy sweet treats so I’m giving you a ‘healthier’ treat that you can enjoy!
Are you going to bake these muffins? Let’s just say they went down a treat in my household!
Let me know in the comments below or on my baking page on instagram: @ellesbakeoff if you’d like to see more healthy sweet treats! If so, what?
Sending you all tons of love and hugs as always,