Banana oat breakfast muffins

Banana oat breakfast muffins

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Something for Everyone
Makes
12
Photographer
Ben Dearnley

It’s crucial that children of every age eat a decent breakfast so they have the energy for all the growth and development that happens during the day. Without breakfast, their brains simply can’t function at their optimal capacity.

On those days you have no time for a proper sit-down breakfast then having a batch of these muffins in the fridge or freezer to warm up and eat on the run is a saviour – they’re definitely a better option than many commercial cereals. They also make great lunchbox snacks.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
2 ripe bananas, mashed
100ml maple syrup
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
or 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
35g rolled oats, plus extra to sprinkle
2 eggs
125ml milk
or 125ml buttermilk
125ml olive oil, (see note)
300g wholemeal self-raising flour

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line twelve muffin holes with silicone or paper cases.
  2. Place all of the ingredients, except the flour, in a large bowl and mix until well combined. Add the flour and stir through until just combined.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin tins and sprinkle over some extra rolled oats. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Leave in the tin for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

Tip

  • When selecting an oil for these muffins, you might prefer to use a lighter option, as the taste of some olive oils such as extra-virgin olive oil, can be a little strong.

Baby’s serve

  • Because these muffins do contain a little added sugar you might like to wait until your baby is over 12 months before offering them to him. Wait until he is managing some finger foods (which may not happen until 8–9 months or older) and break into pieces that he can easily hold. Alternatively, you could bake a couple without maple syrup or give him just a small taste. For an older baby, serve as for a younger baby, as finger food.

Toddler’s serve

  • Serve as is.
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