Banana and sultana muffins

    35 min

    A great way to use up those bananas that always seem to be left to go brown! This was originally a banana bread recipe, but I find muffins more convenient, and you don't have to wait so long for them to cook!


    Lancashire, England, UK
    111 people made this

    Makes: 12 muffins

    • 85g (3oz) butter or sunflower spread
    • 85g (3oz) light brown sugar
    • 170g (6oz) self-raising flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 medium egg, beaten
    • 2 medium very ripe bananas
    • 114g (4oz) sultanas

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:5min freezing  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Cream butter and sugar together in a bowl till light and fluffy.
    3. Sift flour, cinnamon and soda together in a separate bowl.
    4. Add egg and a spoonful of the flour mixture to the butter and sugar. Beat well.
    5. Mash the bananas with a fork in a separate bowl, add to main mixture and stir in.
    6. Stir in the rest of the flour mixture and mix well. Add the sultanas, stir in and beat to mix thoroughly.
    7. Divide mixture between 12 muffin cases. Bake until a skewer comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
    8. To freeze, place baked muffins in plastic container and place in freezer. Thaw at room temperature for a couple of hours.


    If you want to make this recipe as a loaf, place the mixture in a greased loaf tin and bake at 180 C for about 1 hr then turn down heat to 150 degrees and bake for a further 30 to 40 minutes. Cover top with foil if it starts to look too brown.

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    These were easy to make and tasted delicious  -  23 Sep 2012


    These are beautiful, moist and full of flavour. Great recipe. Easy to make and my little girl just loves them.  -  25 May 2014


    Making these for the second time. Big hit the first time. Seem healthy and certainly delicious.  -  23 Nov 2013