Adelyn loves bananas. One of her words is “Na-Na”, complete with frantic arm waving and searching the room for her beloved yellow fruit. Sometimes I overdo it on the banana-buying and end up with some that are just begging to be muffined – and though Adelyn is now over a year old, I’m still hesitant to give her foods with added sugar in them.
With this recipe, the sultanas and bananas should give enough of a sweet hit, plus bonus points for the extra goodness you’ll get into your little one.
125g self-raising flour
1/2tsp baking powder
1tsp ground cinnamon
50g unsalted butter, melted
2tsp vanilla essence
1 medium egg, beaten
2-3 ripe bananas, mashed
Optional: 1tbsp honey or agave syrup (only if little one is over a year old, honey is NOT recommended below this age)
- Preheat the oven to 180C (160C Fan oven) and lightly greased a muffin tin (when it comes to baking for baby, I don’t bother with cases)
- Mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and sultanas in a bowl. Then add the melted butter, vanilla essence, egg and milk – mix well. Add a little more milk if the mix seems too thick.
- Add the honey/agave if using.
- Fold in the mashed bananas and mix.
- Spoon the mix evenly into the 12 muffin holes and bake for 20-25mins, till golden on top and a skewer comes out cleanly.