Friday, February 3, 2012

Banana and Weetbix muffins

I love it when you feel like doing a spot of cooking or baking and you have next to nothing in the cupboards, but you pile all the odd bits of this and strange end bits of that and somehow you have a recipe! This is what happened one weekend en route to a mum and bubs coffee group. I didn't have much time, so I always fall back on muffins as they are so easy to make and take only 12 mins to bake. 

Best eaten when still warm, with melting butter.
The only trick to making muffins work (and I'm always learning the hard way) is NOT to over mix them - in fact you bearly mix the ingredients if you want them light enough not to break your molars.

So ripe(ish) bananas it is, and a few weetbix made a very nice combo for our morning tea. The only problem was, clawing my 2 year son away from them (He had four before I realised the crumbs around his mouth and the look of gluttony peering up at me). The pictures show the muffins before I took them to our morning tea, and before a little boy mouse had nibbled little scallop shapes around the top. Enjoy. Ingrid

Banana and Weetbix muffins
Makes 12
What you need
1 cup self raising flour 
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup of sugar (brown, white or raw - whatever you got)
4 weetbix (crushed) or 1 cup bran
1 Tbsp golden syrup
1 Tbsp butter (or margarine)
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup milk
1 egg (beaten)
2 bananas (ripe, mash one)  Slice up one banana for garnishing
Golden syrup for drizzling

How to make
Set oven temp to 220C.
Sift flour and salt into bowl, add sugar and weetbix.
Melt golden syrup and butter together. Dissolve baking soda into the milk, add beaten egg.
Mix wet ingredients together and add to dry ingredients. Mix only to combine. Don't over mix. Add mashed banana. Grease muffin tins and spoon mixture evenly. Add sliced banana to the tops and drizzle golden syrup. Bake in oven for 12 mins or until golden.


  1. Great use of weetbix!

  2. I think that is the only way for me to eat weetbix! :-)

  3. Yum! I almost never have weetbix in the house but I would buy it just for these... love the bananas & golden syrup on top, too :)