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Mini Muffins 3 ways

Yields1 Serving

Mini Banana Muffins
 2 overripe bananas
 125 ml brown sugar
 60 ml oil
 5 ml vanilla extract
 1 egg
 125 ml flour
 60 ml oats
 60 ml desiccated coconut
 5 ml cinnamon
 2.50 ml baking powder
 2.50 ml bicarbonate of soda
 Chopped walnuts (optional)
Mini Bran Muffins
 250 ml milk (instead of bananas)
 125 ml brown sugar
 60 ml oil
 5 ml vanilla extract
 1 egg
 125 ml flour
 60 ml bran (instead of oats)
 60 ml desiccated coconut
 5 ml cinnamon
 2.50 ml baking powder
 2.50 ml bicarbonate of soda
 Chopped walnuts or raisins (optional)
Mini Blueberry Muffins (optional)
 125 ml blueberries
Mini Banana Muffins
1

Preheat the oven to 180º C and either grease a 12 hole muffin tin or place muffin liners into the tin.

2

Mash bananas and sugar.

3

In a large bowl, sift flour, cinnamon, baking powder and bicarb. Add oats and coconut.

4

To the bananas, add egg, oil and vanilla. Mix well.

5

Add chopped walnuts, pecan nuts or raisins at this stage if you wish.

6

Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix until completely combined.

7

Fill muffin tins ¾ full.

8

Bake for 10 to 15 Minutes, until golden brown. I touch the top of the muffin gently with my finger, if it springs back quickly, it’s baked, if it doesn’t, leave the muffins for a bit longer.

9

Place hot muffins onto a wire cooling rack.

Mini Bran Muffins
10

Preheat the oven to 180º C and either grease a 12 hole muffin tin or place muffin liners into the tin.

11

In a large bowl, sift flour, cinnamon, baking powder and bicarb. Add bran and coconut.

12

Beat together milk, eggs, oil and vanilla paste and add to dry ingredients.

13

Mix well, you can add chopped walnuts, pecan nuts or raisins at this stage if you wish.

14

Fill muffin tins ¾ full.

15

Bake for 10 to 15 Minutes, until golden brown. I touch the top of the muffin gently with my finger, if it springs back quickly, it’s baked, if it doesn’t, leave the muffins for a bit longer.

16

Place hot muffins onto a wire cooling rack.

Mini Blueberry Muffins (optional)
17

To either the bran or the banana muffins, add 125ml blueberries. (if you use frozen berries, add 5 Minutes to your baking time)

To Finish:
18

Thread three muffins onto a kebab stick and place in lunch box. Pack in some cheese and fruit to compliment.