Basic Banana Breakfast Muffins

If you’ve got 5 minutes – you’ve got time to get a batch of these on the go!

In response to my little one spending a little too long on a somewhat strange stage of only wanting to eat pistachios and yoghurt for breakfast – I’ve been on the hunt for something a bit fun, delicious and better rounded nutritionally.

Enter: The Basic Banana Breakfast muffin!

These muffins only have around a teaspoon of added sugar per muffin (from honey), are low in sodium, contribute around 20% to their daily fibre needs and are an excellent source of potassium – all in an appropriately size portion. Bonus:  They are also great for lunchboxes (no nuts!), snacks on the go – or with a touch of vanilla yoghurt for a little dessert after dinner.

This recipe is uber simple, doesn’t have a million ingredients and takes 5 minutes to prep. Though it doesn’t come with any promises that it tastes like super decadent, sweet cake (it’s not supposed to – it’s supposed to be a respectable breakfast food!) – it’s been a hit at our house with both the big and little kids alike.

Serves: 12  muffins, 24 mini-muffins

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 200g wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 2-3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 80g honey (4 tbsp)
  • 45-50g coconut oil (3 tbsp)
  • 250ml full-cream milk (1 std cup)
  • 100g oats (1 std cup)
  • 45g dessicated coconut (6 tbsp)

Method:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180
  2. Prep a 12 muffin or 24 mini-muffin tin (either by greasing or lining with paper cups).
  3. In a blender or food processor – puree bananas.
  4. Dump all the other ingredients on top of the bananas and combine on low speed until blended.
  5. Spoon into muffin pan and pop into the oven
  6. Bake 20-30 until golden and skewer comes out clean

Best served: Warm with a touch of butter or with vanilla yoghurt

For those interested in the estimated nutritional profile – in one of the large muffins:

  • Energy: 200Cal
  • Fat: 8g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbohydrate: 30g
  • Added sugar (from honey): 5g
  • Fibre: 4g
  • Sodium: 140mg
  • Potassium: 125mg

Let me know if they’re also a hit at your house!