One of my kids favourite snacks both for school and after school are banana muffins. They are expensive to buy ready-made here but oh so simple to make and all the ingredients are easily available even here in Hong Kong. I’ve been using this tried and true recipe for years.
Bethany and one of her friends (both aged 9) proved how easy these muffins are to make by using this recipe on their own AND taking the photos I’ve used for this post (except the one where I took a shot of the two of them working together).
This recipes makes 24 small plus 6 mid-sized muffins or 12 large muffins depending on which muffin trays you use. You don’t even need an electric mixer – just throw the ingredients together as shown and mix by hand.
3 or 4 large bananas, mashed (the more bananas the moister)
1/2 cup white sugar
1 slightly beaten egg
1/3 cup melted butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup flour
Mix the mashed banana, sugar, egg and butter together. Set aside.
In a seperate bowl, sift and mix together baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour.
Mix wet and dry ingredients all together, being careful not to over-stir!
Pour into greased muffin tins, and bake at 180 degrees Celsius (350 F) for approximately 20 minutes.
These are much more flavourful the next day, and they freeze very nicely too!
If you like you can try adding a handful of chocolate chips, or if you like walnuts, you can throw a handful of those in there as well for some added flavour and texture, or better yet, BOTH!
Kids don’t need to be Masterchefs to enjoy a bit of baking. Especially with a simple and fun recipe like this.
Give it a go!