Gut Healthy Banana Muffins

kids recipe snacks Sep 19, 2022

The beauties are a favourite in my household! They are a healthy and delicious option for the kids and a good way to ensure they are having some wholegrains in their diet. Perfect for that afternoon slump too, when you need a sweet treat without the guilt!

Makes 12

Prep time: 15 minutes. Cook time: 15 mins


  • 1 ½ cups (240g) wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (100g) maple syrup
  • 3 small ripe, mashed bananas
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk



Preheat oven to 180C. Line twelve holes 1/3-cup (80ml) capacity muffin pan with paper cases.

Combine the flours, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and cinnamon in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre.

Whisk the mashed banana, oil, egg, maple syrup, vanilla and milk together in a small bowl. Pour into the well. Gently stir until combined.

Spoon mixture evenly among prepared muffin holes.

Bake for 15 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.


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