Have you made a jam that is too runny? Is it more of a sauce? We all have food fails from time to time. That’s how I developed this recipe. I’ve got a no-processed sugar banana muffin recipe I have been making for years now. This is a variation of that recipe. Makes 48-50 mini muffins Ingredients 5 ripe bananas 2 cups wholemeal plan flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda 1 egg 60 grams soft butter 1/3 cup ‘strawberry jam’ 1/3 cup milk or yoghurt 2/3 cut wholemeal rolled oats Method Preheat oven to 180 degrees. In mixing bowl mash bananas with a fork. Add the egg and soft butter. Combine with a wooden spoon or in a mixer. Add flour, bicarb, baking powder and oats. Continue to mix. Add milk/yoghurt and strawberry jam. Grease the muffin tins with butter. Spoon in mix and bake for 18 – 20 mins. Rotate trays from top to bottom after 10 mins if cooking in a smaller oven. Leave to cool in the muffin tin. These can be frozen and make a great lunchbox addition. The sugar content of this recipe will depend on how you make your strawberry jam.
Introducing the banana oatie. I came across the idea when I was looking for a homemade rusk recipe for my first child. The great things about this recipe is it is really easy, requires no measurements, is processed sugar free and suits kids of all ages. My biggest challenge in finding suitable ‘healthy’ treats for kids is the sugar content. We are trying to keep their exposure to sugar very limited. I gave them banana oaties from around 9 months. I used organic oats and whizzed them up in the food processor to make the final product easy to chew. I make them in little bars that are either a bite size snack for me or an easy to hold mini meal for bub. As they progressed in age I did not worry about whizzing the oats and just used rolled oats straight up. I started to add other ingredients. Ingredients Banana Wholemeal rolled oats Optional: Dried cranberries, currants, apricots, coconut, cinnamon and nutmeg Method Mash 5 bananas. Add oats until you have a good consistency. Add other ingredients if desired. Shape into bars and place on baking mat. Bake at 180 celeius for 15-20mins. Bake less […]
Ingedients 2 cups wholemeal plain flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda 60 grams soft butter 1 egg (or 2 big spoons of yoghurt if you don’t have or can’t have egg). 1/2 cup of chopped fresh snack dates. Approx 11 dates. 4 big bananas or 5 small ones. 1/4 cup milk 1/3 cup uncooked traditional wholemeal oats 7 tablespoons real maple syrup – optional. But don’t bother unless it is the real stuff. Method Preheat oven to 180 degrees. In your mixing bowl mash the bananas with a fork. Add the egg, dates and soft butter. Combine with a wooden spoon or in a mixer. Add flour, bicarb, baking powder and oats. Continue to mix. Add milk and optional maple syrup. I use the mini muffin trays. This amount will make 36 mini muffins. Grease the tins with butter. Add mix. Bake for 20 mins. I rotate trays from top to bottom after 10 mins. Or you could do 24 mini muffins and 4 large ones (for the adults). If you do this then I put the small ones on the top shelf and the large ones under. After 17 mins I remove the small ones then move […]