Friday, July 13, 2012

Oat Bran Banana Muffin Recipe

I got some lovely mail the other day - Susan from Patchwork N Play sent me some funky pot holders that she'd made.

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They went to good use - I had to bake some muffins for a play date the very next morning.

These muffins are a favourite in our household and compared to the processed variety are almost (almost!) healthy.


Here's the low-down:

Get out your cake beating device of choice and beat together 100g (3.5 oz) butter with 1/3 cup caster sugar.
Add one egg and beat.
Add a tub of yogurt (1/2 cup, low or full fat, unflavoured) and beat.
Add two ripe, mashed bananas and beat.
Add a cup of oat bran and beat some more.
Add 2/3 cup of self-raising flour and stir in with a spoon, adding in any extras such as choc-chips, raisins, nuts, etc if you like.
Spoon it out into a 12 hole muffin pan and cook for ~ 20mins on 180˚C (350˚F).

  • These are amazing when eaten warm. Especially when eaten warm, broken open and spread with butter. Completely negates the whole healthy thing. 
  • You can swap out one of the bananas for another (diced or mashed) fruit. I've made banana and peach, banana and apple and they were awesome.
  • In a pinch when I was out of eggs I actually made this with three bananas (subbing a banana for an egg). They were divine straight out of the oven but not quite as tasty the next day (not that the kids noticed). 
  • I usually put in a scant 1/3 cup of sugar if I put in choc-chips. I'm such a killjoy. 
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In other news, I was very excited to see the Modern Chevron Baby Quilt on two great sites: FaveQuilts and How About Orange. If we continue to infiltrate slowly and quietly, soon all the world will be quilting, bwahaha! 

And a shout out to the lovely American Mom in Bordeaux who nominated me for a Sunshine Award. Those of you who love expat goodness should head over to her site.

The weekend's here, yay! Will be back soon with some pictures from our trip out to see the lavender. 


Mem said...

They sound great, and pretty much how I make my muffins. If you want healthier try adding: shredded carrots, shredded zucchini, ground flax seeds, or some wheat germ...maybe maple syrup too. :)

Bon Week-end!

blandina said...

As far as sugar is concerned, I am a killjoy too.
I can not wait to see the pictures of the lavender, They will be an absolute dream!

Salley said...

Bon Bastille Day Kirsty!

Marg said...

Oh I just realised it's Bastille Day, hope you are having a lovely day. Those muffins look mighty good and so do Susan/s lovely potholders. I love the measuring tape hangers.

Betty said...

mmmmmm the recipe and the muffins look delicious. Must try them.
Maybe tomorrow for breakfast?
My eldest son will be flying to Moscow next Monday: he could do with some of these (I'm sure).
You'll be famous before you know it!
I hope you enjoyed lots of celebrations today.

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