1 August 2011

Healthy kid's recipe - easy banana and carrot muffins

Well, believe it or not I have never been much of a baker. Yes, I make cakes and apple pies and have made the odd biscuit and brownie, but savoury cooking has always been my strength. I want to change this now, although my waistline may disagree. A fellow mum Louise gave me this recipe which I have lightly tweaked. And yes, there are more than 6 ingredients but all needed here!

Easy banana and carrot muffins

75g melted butter
125g caster sugar
1 egg
2 large ripe bananas, roughly chopped
2 large peeled, grated carrots
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
A pinch of salt
200g plain flour


Preheat oven at 180 degrees

  1. Place 12 muffin cases into a muffin tin
  2. In a food processor or a bowl and an electric whisk, beat the sugar and egg for a minute or two.
  3. Next add the butter, bananas and grated carrot. Beat well.
  4. In another bowl sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and baking powder. Slowly incorporate these ingredients into the banana mix.
  5. Once thoroughly mixed, distribute batter evenly into muffin cases (max 2/3rds full) and cook for 25-30 minutes until they are firm to touch
These are great for breakfast, lunch boxes, a tea time snack or for a children's party. These can be also great for babies from 9 months. You could replace the sugar with one or two grated apples. Enjoy!


Felicity said...

Had one of these muffins today - delicious and my boys loved them too!

Michelle Waspe Photography said...

Made this yesterday and it was yummy. More importantly, H ate it blissfully unaware there was banana and carrots in it (fruit and veg is "yucky" at the moment, so I've turned to your blog for some top tips!)
Must have a proper catch up soon :-)