Banana-MuffinsMuffins are easy to make. Remember the secret of making great muffins is in the mixing, – they should be mixed as little as possible. Do not worry if the mixture is lumpy.

150g (2 small) soft bananas, mashed,
1/4 cup poppy seeds,
12 paper muffin cups,
125g soft butter,
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
Pinch salt
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 cup (250ml) buttermilk or 3/4 cup (185ml) milk

12 paper muffin cups

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease the paper muffin cups and place into a 12-cup standard muffin pan.
  2. Place the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs.
  3. Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl. Fold in the coconut and buttermilk.
  4. Fold in the mashed banana and poppy seeds (or apricots and bran).
  5. Fold in the butter/sugar/egg mixture until just mixed (see introduction).
  6. Spoon the mixture into the muffin pan 3/4 full, and bake for 30 minutes or until cooked when tested.

Makes ±12 of each

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Sunninghill – (011) 234-3252

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