Strawberry & Banana Made Up Muffins {Noms}

I went to the supermarket the other day and was greeted by the glorious sight of huge punnets of strawberries for $1.50. Was I back in California? Was this the bizarro world? Shocked, I managed to shovel as many punnets as I could into the pram and headed to the checkout before someone told me this was a mean joke. I then went home and rang everyone I’ve ever met to tell them about the magically cheap and delicious strawberries.

However, the next day I realised I had a kitchen full of rapidly aging strawberries and a child who was not prepared to eat any more. (This was apparent when I offered her one and she threw it back at my head.)

What to do?

Make Muffins.

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I tweaked a basic recipe from taste.com.au and added my own twists.

  • 3 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 90g butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 large banana, mashed
  • Half a punnet of strawberries, chopped.

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease a 12-hole non-stick muffin pan. (I had enough mixture left over for a small loaf too!)

Step 2
Sift flour into a large bowl. Add brown sugar and cinnamon and stir to combine. Make a well in the centre. Combine milk, egg and butter in a separate dish. Add mashed banana and strawberries with the milk mixture. Pour milk mixture into the well. Stir until just combined.

Step 3
Spoon mixture into muffin holes until three-quarters full. Bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool and devour.

Healthy Hacks?

*Use light milk.

*Use canola spread instead of butter. Or use yoghurt instead of butter and egg.

*Use wholemeal flour.

*Skip the brown sugar and try stevia.

I only have one photo as two people ate them all and left me one, to eat on a suction plate. It was delicious.

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