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




Preparation:


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!






What is your favourite guilt-free breakfast on the go?






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2 Comments

  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 xxhttp://www.truthfullyella.co.uk/

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

    Thanks Ella! Couldn't agree more x

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