Muffins, muffins, muffins – we just can’t seem to get enough of them in our house (see Strawberry Muffins, Cheese Muffins).  These Banana Spice Muffins are the latest favourites which I’m sure will change once another flavor is introduced.

Muffins are a great way to use up overripe fruit and the flavor is ‘spiced’ up a bit in this banana muffin recipe.  If you have an excess of bananas, peel and freeze them for later use in this recipe or others (Chocolate Banana Bread).  Alternatively you can add them to smoothies.

Banana Spice Muffins

Banana Spice Muffins

Banana Spice Muffins

Ingredients

2 cups self raising flour
½ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup milk
4 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup mashed banana

Method

Preheat oven to 200C.  Line a 12 hole muffin tin with muffin cases or grease.  Combine flour, sugar and spice in a bowl.  Make a well in the centre and add egg, milk and butter.  Mix together lightly until just combined (the mixture should stay lumpy) then stir through the banana.

Spoon the mixture into the muffin tin, dividing evenly among the holes.  Each hole should be about ¾ full.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.  Test the muffins are cooked by inserting a skewer into the centre of a muffin.  When cooked, it will come out clean.

The Klutzy Cook Notes

  • Mixed spice combines cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg.  If it’s not available any one of these would suffice.
  • The muffins can be frozen.  For an easy lunchbox addition, seal in individual bags and grab from the freezer as required.
What’s your favourite muffin flavour? Please post it below in the comments area.

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