Banana Muffins

I always seem to buy too many bananas. One or two get eaten then the rest end up turning over ripe in the fruit bowl and then no one wants them. That’s where this recipe comes in very handy. It is from Jane Asher in a book I picked up in Poundland (Dealz in Ireland) of all places a while ago (seriously, if you are just starting to learn to bake you need to check out their Jane Asher range!) for just £1 (€1.49 in Ireland). They are super easy to make and did I mention they are DELICIOUS?

I’ve been using these tulip muffin wraps, simply because I’m trying to downsize my baking stash and they’ve been in the drawer for way too long. These large muffins take 3 large spoons of muffin batter, for smaller muffin cases I’d use 1-2 spoons of batter. Of course, the size of case you use will affect how many muffins you end up with. Using the wraps, I got 8 large muffins.


250g self raising flour

150g caster sugar

75g porridge oats

2 eggs lightly beaten

2 bananas (mashed roughly)

50ml rapeseed oil

150ml milk


Preheat the oven to 200°C & line a muffin tin with cases.

Place the flour, sugar and oats into a large mixing bowl.

In a separate bowl mash the bananas then mix in the eggs, oil and milk.

Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients, stir until just combined. Don’t over beat.

Turn the mixture into the muffin cases and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown (if you are using large cases it may take longer to cook)

Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.




    • mammyskitchen says:

      Mine go mad for them for a couple of days then lose interest. I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t do that if it was chocolate! x

  1. Laura says:

    Another fan of banana muffins here – and I also love the wraps. I usually just use the standard cases but these look cool.

    I love banana and dark chocolate though so would probably end up chucking in some extra chocolate!

  2. Nicola says:

    I buy loads of bananas, we eat alot of banana bread and muffins. These look gorgeous and I love the wrappers, they’re fab. There’s some very handy pieces in the Jane Asher range. And the baking parchment from Dealz is brilliant and such good value.

  3. Ana says:

    I love banana cake, I’ve never added oak in it before so I must try it. However, we have so many strawberries and I’m slightly getting sick of making a strawberry tart or strawberry mousse.

  4. Anosa says:

    I have the same issue with bananas in my home, I try to use them in my smoothies so they do not go off but once I made a banana bread which I loved. I need to try muffins next time

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