18 Jul 2011

Mini muffins for little fingers

Lovely Little Daughter and I made some Mini Banana Muffins yesterday. Banana muffins are a big thing in our house as we always have bananas for porridge and I no longer throw them in the bin when they turn brown, now I make muffins. What did I do before I discovered banana muffins?!
The idea for muffins came when our daughter started to eat different foods and I wanted to give her something sweet but I really wanted to give her something a bit better than the different things I can buy from the bakery. Everything there seems to be made from wheat flower and surely uses white sugar. Making muffins for / with her is fun and it also allows me to make them a bit healthier by using brown flour and brown sugar and even add oat flakes. I always put less sugar than the recipe calls for and haven’t had a complaint so far.

We never tried mini ones, but they are perfect for little fingers and are gone in three bites…

Ingredients for 12:
Group 1:
2-3 tbsp melted butter or raps oil
1 tbsp milk
2-3 very ripe bananas – mashed
1 egg
Oat flakes – optional
½ cup brown sugar OR ¼ cup brown sugar + one tbsp spoon Golden Syrup

Group 2:
1 cup wholegrain flour
½ tea sp baking soda
¼ tea spoon baking powder

Preheat the oven to 200C. Mix all Group 1 ingredients in one ball. In another ball mix all Group 2 ingredients. Add group 1 to group 2 and mix well. If needed add a tbsp of milk. Spoon the mixture into the paper cups and into your muffin tray. Bake for 25-30 min.

Hope you are having a nice Monday!



  1. Thankyou for stopping by my blog, these look delicious also, will have to try some banana muffins next time we have bananas, we love banana cake so these would be equally good I am sure

  2. Hi - I've just popped over from A Spoonful of Sugar.

    These look delicious. I'm so envious of your bananas - they are a bit of a luxury item in this household :) The prices have skyrocketed since the Queensland floods. And I so hear you about mini food for little fingers. Our mini cupcake tray is the most used baking tray ever since I introduced sweet baked treats to my little one.

    Happy baking! (And eating!!)

  3. Love Banana muffins (can't wait for the banana prices to fall here in Australia) and yours look delicious. So much fun to cook with kids and before you know it they are cooking meals for you. Love your collection of baking cases. Thanks so much for linking up!

  4. Banana muffins...mmmmmm...delicious, I love them and look forward to visit you again so I can have some with my coffee :-)
    mama xxxx


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