Banana Muffins

by Claire Minnaar


A Word from Me, Momtrepreneur

Bananas are packed with nutrients and are great for the whole family! Perfect for lunchboxes and in between snacks or even a special treat!

My Mom always made us banana loaf when our bananas started going a bit brown or sad. These banana muffins are a great way to get banana goodness in plus the perfect way to avoid wasting food. Banana loaves and muffins, typicall,y are brilliant with overripe bananas, so don’t toss ’em, cook ’em!

These muffins are great for freezing so the practical element of this recipe is a winner too! Bake ’em, then freeze ’em and whip them out for lunchboxes in the morning to have them ready by your children or hubby’s break time!

A Word from Mandy

A friend of mine brought this recipe back with him from Canada, and he now lives there – I’m not sure if the two are related! In any case, I make this recipe often when I have three or four bananas that look a bit sad, as these muffins make great lunch box fillers. Just freeze them in a plastic bag and pop a frozen one into your child’s lunch box in the morning – they’ll be defrosted and delicious by the time the bell rings for break time.

I often make them as mini-muffins, for ease of lunch box packing – if you make the mini version they will take 10 – 15 minutes to cook, and you can reckon on getting about four dozen baby muffins for your freezer.


  • 1¾/190ml cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ¼tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 75ml milk
  • 125g butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • A handful of raisins or chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • Mix flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a large bowl.
  • Mix the rest of the ingredients lightly in another bowl and add to flour.
  • Mix lightly and spoon into a greased muffin or mini-muffin pan and bake for 15 – 20 minutes until the tops spring back when you push them lightly with your finger.

Recipe courtesy of Dinner Time with Mandy Collins

About Dinner Time with Mandy Collins

Dinner Time! by South African author Mandy Collins is not your usual recipe book. In fact, it’s less of a recipe book and more of a family feeding plan that takes the guesswork out of planning and cooking family dinners.

With weekly grocery lists and pared-back recipes, you’ll soon be producing dinner every night with the minimum of bother, with meals designed to please the whole family – even the fussiest of eaters.

The book launches on 1 December 2014, and is available both as an e-book (R180) and a hard copy (R300). 

To pre-order your copy, email [email protected] today!

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ansie botes January 22, 2015 - 8:06 am

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