I always seem to end up with over-ripe bananas (never any other type of fruit, no idea why!), so I’m constantly looking for creative ways to use them up. Banana muffins are my default, and while not so creative in themselves, they’re a fantastic base for adding whatever the fuck you want to make mouth-watering baked goods.
This recipe is deeply unexciting – the point of it is that it’s a perfect plain muffin that works well with pretty much any added ingredient. They’re easy to whip up, light and fluffy, and everyone in my sharehouse agrees they won’t say no to another one.
In these photos, I’ve added chopped up walnuts and pecans. Other extras I like to use are choc chips, raisins, grated apple, raisins, and chia seeds.
- 3 very ripe bananas
- 125ml vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 250g self-raising flour
- 100g caster sugar
- 1-2 cups additions (like choc chips, nuts etc)
- Preheat the oven to 200°C and prepare your 12-bun muffin tin with muffin cases or oil.
- Mash the bananas and set aside.
- Pour the oil into a jug and beat in the eggs.
- Put the flour and sugar into a large mixing bowl and slowly mix in the egg-and-oil mixture, folllowed by the mashed bananas until just combined. Over-mixing will result in a flat, dense muffin.
- Fold in whatever additions you like, then divide the mixture evenly into the muffin tin. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.