Super Delicious and Definitely one of Your 5-a-Day!
My kids, aged 5 and 7, made these banana muffins whilst I did the washing up! They really are that simple…..
Why are they good for you?
Bananas are a great source of natural energy. They are also high in iron, fibre, tryptophan, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, magnesium and potassium.
In particular teen girls will benefit from the potassium which has been proven to make pupils more alert, tryptophan which makes us happier and iron to ward off anaemia.
30g organic butter
60g honey or fruit nectar
½ tsp vanilla extract
2 large, very ripe bananas
150g spelt flour
1 heaped teaspoon baking powder
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
½ tsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt
12 bun muffin tin and paper cases
- Preheat the oven to 190 degrees centigrade (gas mark 5)
- Mash the bananas and put to one side.
- Put the butter, honey and vanilla extract into a small pan and heat slowly to melt then set aside.
- Measure out the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and salt into a large bowl.
- Mix the melted butter mixture with the bananas and then tip this mixture in with the dry ingredients.
- Stir a couple of times – don't over mix.
- Place the paper cases in the muffin tray and fill them 2/3 full with the mixture.
- Place in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Leave to cool on a wire rack.
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After spending her teenage years as an international athlete Maggie Ayre qualified as a Personal Trainer and Nutrition Adviser. For the last three years she has specialised in teenage girls working as a Fitness Coach for Teenage Girls. In 2012 Maggie will launch her Girls Nutrition Workshops and her 3G Program as well as continuing her work with individual girls and their mothers. She is available to speak at schools, women's groups and community events. More information about Maggie's work with teenagers can be found at www.maggieayre.com or www.femalefitnessrevolution.com.