Domestic goddess banana muffins

One of the first recipe books I used when I was growing up was my Mum’s copy of Nigella Lawson’s How to be a Domestic Goddess.  My love of all things banana always drew me to this recipe for scrummy (but quite healthy!) banana muffins.

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What you’ll need*

1. muffins [wet] = 30g butter + 2 overflowing tbps golden syrup + 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2. muffins [banana]= 2 large very ripe bananas
3. muffins [dry] = 150g plain flour + 1 heaped tsp baking powder + 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda + 1/2 tsp cinnamon + pinch salt + (optional) porridge oats to top

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(*recipe from nigella lawson’s How to be a domestic goddess)

How to make it

oven on: 190 fan

1. Wet ingredients: small pan, low heat. melt butter & syrup with vanilla. remove from heat. cool

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2. Bananas: mash the bananas. mix in cooled wet ingredients.

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3.  Dry ingredients: large bowl. mix flour, baking powder, bicarb, cinnamon, salt. add banana mix. stir minimally until just combined. should be lumpy mess.

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4. Cook: spoon mix into lined muffin tin (12 holes). sprinkle each with a few oats. bake for 25 minutes. cool on wire rack.

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Enjoy warm straight from the oven, for breakfast or a delicious snack!

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