Children will always want to have snacks and muffins is one easy sweet treat that they will always like although they are always laden with sugar, especially the ones bought in the shops. They are mostly unhealthy and can lead to tooth decay.
This sugar-free raisins and banana muffins is a good substitute that you can easily make at home and snuck in their lunchboxes too. It tastes a sweet as well with the addition of overripe bananas, raisins and honey. I topped some of them with a sprinkle of coconut shavings and i bet you this makes it a lot yummier.
Raisins and Banana Muffins Recipe
- 150g self raising flour
- ½tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup raisins
- ½tsp ground nutmeg
- ½tsp ground ginger
- ½tsp ground cloves
- Pinch of salt
- 2 medium overripe bananas (mashed)
- 120ml honey
- 120ml sunflower oil (you can use vegetable oil)
- 2 eggs
- 1tsp vanilla flavour
- Dry coconut shavings
- Preheat oven to 160°C – 180°C.
- Mix flour, baking powder, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and salt in a bowl. Add the raisins too and mix into the dry flour mix.
- In another bowl, break in the eggs and beat well.
- Add the mashed bananas, oil, honey and vanilla flavour into the egg and mix well.
- Pour the wet mix into the flour mix, and then gently fold in to combine well.
- Scoop into pre-lined muffins cases, sprinkle some coconuts if you like and bake for 18 to 20 minutes.
*If you don’t have self raising flour, then add 2½ teaspoons of baking powder to plain flour.
*Substitute spices with other spices of your own like cinnamon or mixed spice.
*If your batter seems too watery, add a little more flour when folding in. This may be because your banana sizes are bigger than mine thus making it more ‘liquidy’