VIDEO - Bananostrich muffins

You may well be wondbanana muffinsering who or what a bananostrich is… well, it’s one of the brilliant “foodimal” characters which appear in the new Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 film and, when I was asked to create recipes based on these foodimals, I immediately thought of adapting my banana cake recipe in my first book to incorporate some bananostrich.

I make no secret of my love of muffins – sweet and savoury. My muffin tin is one of the most used pieces of equipment in my kitchen, and with good cause. Savoury muffins are a lunch time staple in this house, and many cakes can be adapted into muffins too. The key with this recipe is to use really over-ripe bananas. Don’t be afraid to use the ones which have gone really really black. If I find I have a batch of bananas which are going off to quickly, I freeze them as they are, in a freezer bag, and whip them out when I want to use them for baking. That way, bananas never go to waste in this house.

Bananostrich muffins

Makes 10-12 muffins

You’ll need:

2 very ripe bananas
2 eggs
125ml vegetable oil
250g plain flour
150g soft dark sugar
1tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Good handful of raisins

Pre-heat your oven to 180ºC/ Gas Mark 4
Grease a muffin tin or 12 muffin moulds

  1. In a bowl, mash the bananas. They don’t need to be too smoothly mashed.
  2. Mix in the two eggs then add in the vegetable oil.
  3. Chuck in the dry ingredients – the flour, sugar, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda – and give everything a really good mix so that all the ingredients are nicely incorporated.
  4. Finally add in the raisins.
  5. Dollop some mixture evenly into each muffin mould. This mix will make between 10 to 12 muffins, depending on the size of your moulds.
  6. Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes, or until they are risen and golden on top.
  7. Allow the muffins to cool a little. You can eat them immediately or store them in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

 

disclaimer: I was paid by Sony to produce this film