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Oaty banana muffins

A quick and simple recipe for delicious banana muffins.

We like to have these in the week as a go to snack or if there isn't time, for breakfast.


  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • 90ml milk

  • 1 tsp baking powder heaped

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 2tbsp molasses

  • 25g unsalted butter

  • 55g porridge oats, with some spare for sprinkling on top before baking

  • 100g plain flour

  • 2 large ripe bananas

  • 75g raisins

Optional -

75g dried cranberries (instead of raisins)

Can be made dairy free by using almond milk instead of milk and a suitable alternative to butter, Pure works well

We vary spices used in the mix, mixed spice works really well, just add 1/2tsp in addition

For a chocolatey hit, cocoa nibs are a nice addition


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C fan, grease a muffin tray with melted butter or a flavourless oil (you can use paper cases but I find you don't really need them).

  2. Melt the butter and molasses together in a saucepan over a low heat, you just want the 2 to melt together.

  3. Mix together all the dry ingredients in a bowl, including the raisins.

  4. Mash the banana into the saucepan with the butter mixture.

  5. Add this mixture and the milk to the dry ingredients, stirring until mixed lightly.

  6. Spoon into the prepared muffin tray and sprinkle the tops with the spare oats.

  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly risen and springy to touch (they shrink slightly from the edges when cooked).

Have a go and let me know what combinations and flavours you like!

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