Light, fluffy, Banana Muffins – Ideal as a quick and simple bake or even to cook with kids. Use up those brown bananas and make something yummy as a treat or even breakfast.
I love baking with my pair as a rainy day activity. The promise of sweet treats at the end is normally enough to keep them engaged a little longer than the painting/PVA glue/glitter muddle that often graces the kitchen table.
A couple of weeks ago, Emma (from BrummyMummyof2) and her pair of tots visited us for a play date (tea for us, chaotic hide and seek for them). I decided to brave some baking with four toddlers. If you would like to see children demanding eggs, fighting over spoons and splattering batter, enjoy the 5 minute video below.
Note: my voice getting higher and more panicked as the process goes on and me having to remove myself from the camera to howl with laughter.
Watch how to make the banana muffins!:
Despite the craziness of baking with 4 tots, this banana muffin recipe is a great way to bake with kids as there’s just enough processes for them to be super interested, without being overwhelmed. They also taste delicious and stay moist for a few days, so perfect for lasting a week of lunchboxes.
Our little ones are between 2 and 4 and the helped with the following in making these banana muffins:
Peeling the bananas
Beating butter and sugar
Holding eggs (!)
Mixing in eggs, self raising flour and bananas
Putting muffin cases into the trays
Scooping in the mixture
This banana muffin recipe uses self raising flour (as we call it in the UK) for a light fluffy end result.
You could also add chocolate chips to yours to make a banana and chocolate muffins recipe.
How to make the Banana Muffins Recipe:
Light, fluffy, Banana Muffins - Ideal as a quick and simple bake or even to cook with kids. Use up those brown bananas and make something yummy as a treat or even breakfast.
- 150 g Unsalted butter
- 150 g Caster sugar
- 3 Medium eggs
- 150 g Self raising flour
- 2 Very ripe peeled and mashed bananas
- Preheat the oven to 180C.
- Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs, flour and mashed bananas and beat until combined.
Scoop the banana muffins into 12 cupcake liners in a muffin tray.
- Bake for 20 minutes until golden and springy.