Nothing beats these tasty muffins
The recipe for these delicious muffins is from Nadia Lim’s new cookbook Let’s Eat.
BANANA ‘N BLUEBERRY BRAN MUFFINS
Makes 12 large muffins
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 20–25 minutes.
For dairy free use coconut yoghurt.
❚ 1 cup self-raising flour
❚ 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon ❚ A good pinch of salt
❚ 11⁄2 cups bran flakes (or wheat bran)
❚ cup sultanas (or raisins) (optional)
❚ cup golden syrup
❚ cup oil (like grapeseed)
❚ 3 large bananas (very ripe), mashed
❚ 1 teaspoon vanilla essence or extract
❚ 2 free-range eggs
❚ cup yoghurt (dairy or coconut)
❚ 1 level teaspoon baking soda (lump-free or sifted)
❚ 1 cup blueberries (fresh or defrosted and well drained) Each week Nadia gives you another easy recipe for your family and you’ll find all the ingredients in My Food Bag. myfoodbag.co.nz
Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with papercases.
Sift flour and cinnamon into a medium-sized bowl. Stir in salt, bran flakes and sultanas (if using).
In a large mixing bowl, whisk golden syrup, oil, banana, vanilla, eggs, yoghurt and baking soda together until smooth.
Add flour mixture to the wet mixture. Fold together with a large metal spoon until just combined – do not over-mix, it’s fine if it’s a little lumpy (this generally gives lighter muffins). Quickly fold through blueberries.
Spoon mixture into paper cases, dividing equally. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until muffins have risen and the tops are light golden and spring back when lightly pressed. Remove from oven and leave to stand for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.
Tip: For even more fibre, you can substitute self-raising flour with 1 cup wholemeal flour + 11⁄2 teaspoons baking powder.
Storage: Keep in an airtight container for a few days, or freeze for up to a month.
These banana and blueberry bran muffins can be made dairy free by using coconut yoghurt.
To celebrate Nadia Lim’s new cookbook Let’s Eat (RRP$49.99), she is running a nationwide tour, with all the details at nadialim.com/events/