While I do love banana bread, I was on the lookout for something else to use my ripe bananas for.
I’ve seen a few versions of this recipe online, and decided to give it a whirl myself. They don’t require any flour (which let’s face it is pretty hard to come by at the moment) and only need a few other simple ingredients, including natural honey and cinnamon as sugar substitutes – making it an ideal treat if you’re trying to be a little healthier! You can mix up the recipe a little depending on what’s in your cupboards too…
YOU WILL NEED
(to make 6 large muffins)
- 2 ripe bananas
- 140g rolled oats
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
- Handful of pumpkin seeds (or almonds/any other nuts)
- Muffin tray
- Preheat oven to 180° (gas mark 4).
- In a large mixing bowl, mash up two ripe bananas.
- Add your egg to the bananas and whisk thoroughly.
- Add the rolled oats, honey, cinnamon and pumpkin seeds, and use a wooden spoon to mix it all together (it’ll stick to the whisk and make a mess if you whisk it at this point!)
- Spoon the mixture into the muffin tray. I used muffin cases, but other recipes suggest putting it straight into the tray.
- Pop into the oven for 20-25 minutes.