Bananas and I have reached a sort of impasse. I’ve talked before about how they are genuinely gross and I hate them…however I can stomach them baked and blended into things like pancakes, smoothies and banana bread.
Banana bread is the bomb. However, last time I made it it ended up getting all stuck in the tin and I was eating chunks of it out of there with my hands like a cave person. I wanted to make it again but in an easier and less messy way – in comes my mini muffin tray! Mini food is the best.
I’ll be eating these for breakfast a lot I reckon. Of course if you don’t own a mini muffin tin you can use a normal one – just adjust the cooking time accordingly.
This recipe makes approximately 36 mini muffins.
- 1 large ripe banana, mashed
- 1/2 cup soft light brown sugar
- 3/4 cup soy milk mixed with 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax mixed with 2 tbsp water)
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil or other light tasting oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups plain flour
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Preheat the oven to 180c/350f. If your muffin tray is not non-stick, line it with mini muffin paper cases.
- Prepare the flax egg, mix the ground flax with the water and set aside for at least 5 minutes.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer add the mashed banana and brown sugar and mix on low until combined.
- In a large jug add the soy milk mixed with the apple cider vinegar, oil and vanilla extract. Whisk together and set aside.
- In another bowl sift together the flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Pour the dry ingredients into the mixer, mixing on low until incorporated. It will form a soft dough.
- Pour in the wet ingredients and the flax egg, beating on medium until the mixture resembles a batter.
- Carefully spoon a teaspoon of batter into each muffin case until all are filled. Tap the tray on the counter a few times.
- Bake in the oven for 8 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
- Leave the muffins to cool in the pan for 5 minutes then carefully remove them from the pan to cool on a wire wrack.
- Repeat for the rest of the batter.