Banana And Cinnamon Breakfast Muffins

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It’s all too easy to fall into that evil Starbucks rut when it’s 8am and you are stood on a windy train platform feeling like something you rub off your shoe on the grass. £5 and about 600 calories later, you’ve got that instant fix of latte and croissant but it is an expensive and unhealthy habit that soon adds up

A few weekends ago I made these (almost) healthy banana and cinnamon breakfast muffins that are great on the go. Yes, they contain a fair bit of sugar, but it is at least a cheaper option and I would say slightly kinder to your waistline – and I’m sure they are just as good when made with sugar alternatives. This recipe, slightly adapted from a BBC Good Food offering, made 12 light and bouncy sponge muffins!


What you need:

4 small bananas

2 eggs

75g melted butter

250g self raising flour

Half tsp bicarbonate of soda

3 tsp cinnamon (less if you don’t want the taste as prominent)

1tsp nutmeg

115g castor sugar

125ml milk (I used almond milk)

12 muffin cases



1. Preheat the oven at gas mark 5 (190C). Mash the bananas (I found using my hands the best for this). Bung the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and castor sugar into a bowl.

2. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, melted butter and milk together and add the mashed bananas.

3. Slowly add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients, stirring in a figure of eight and being careful not to over mix (or they won’t rise!)

4. Grease the muffin cases and fill each with mixture, leaving a 1cm gap at the top.

5. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and leave to cool!



  1. Ella
    May 5, 2015 / 7:31 pm

    I love things like this! Buying breakfast from places like Starbucks is so expensive if you do it a lot and often not as tasty as you think it will be haha.Ella xx

  2. Kirstie Pickering
    May 5, 2015 / 11:22 pm

    Thanks Ella! Couldn't agree more x

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