With our banana muffins recipe we have a lesson about bananas. Where and how they grow, the colours when still green and when they are ripe. The texture of the banana and the health benefits are touched on. We then make and easy banana muffin recipe where we exercise fine motor skills by rubbing the butter into the flour and thereafter adding our liquids. We then stir with our wooden spoons and add the mashed banana.
225 g flour
2 tspn baking powder
100 g soft brown sugar
60 g coconut
2 tbspn honey / golden syrup
3 medium bananas
Muffins do not need a lot of mixing.
Method for banana muffins
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.
Use a canola based or other cooking spray and spray the insides of your muffin tin, or line the holes of the muffin tin with paper muffin cups.
Rub the butter and flour together. Add in the sugar and coconut and give it a stir. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs together and add the honey or syrup to the mix. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture. Mash the bananas on a cutting board and add that to the rest of the dough. Mix until just combined.
Spoon the dough into the muffin cups or pan, and bake for approximately 10 minutes if you are using a mini muffin pan. For bigger muffins you could double the time, but use a cake tester and insert that into the muffin. If it comes out clean, the muffins are done. Enjoy!