banana devil muffins


No, not as in devilishly naughty. Laced with devil may care brandy? Nope. Not even a crack about wickedly excellently tasting. Couldn't tell you that. 


Kind of like I hate spiders. And the overwhelming smell of nasty chemically deodorant in a lift. And people who don't wave when you slow your car down to let them into your lane. And the cold wet drip down your neck of a wet showercap. 

Did I digress?

Oh, bananas. 

It's a sign of my undying love for my children that I regularly mash or peel that evil, evil fruit for them. 

They are my Achilles heel. Well, bananas and the dreadful habit I have of cutting my own fringe.

Have you ever noticed the complete absence of bananas from this blog? 


I have whole friendships based on a deep shared hatred of bendy yellow fruit. 

So what's this recipe for then?

Sometimes I have to slow down on the consumption of baked goods. You know, if there's an iced coconut cake in the pantry, it just calls me. I cannot hear the apple in the fruit bowl, I cannot hear the hummus and carrot stick calling. I hear the chocolate brownie. The Anzac biscuit. The currant muffin. 

So every now and then I crack out these for the sake of my bum. And, er, because the rest of the family love them!


Banana muffins


1.5 cups mashed banana

half cup of oil

1 cup milk

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

2 tbsp maple syrup

2 cups self-raising flour



In a jug, mix up the oil, milk, egg, vanilla and syrup. In a bowl, stir the mashed banana into the flour and pour the wet ingredients over. Mix well. 

Makes a dozen muffins, or two loafs, or a ring tin, or a nice sized 20cm cake. 

Bake in a moderate oven (170deg) for approx 25 minutes. 


Totally inedible of course, unless you're a banana eater and then I understand it's lovely. Moist, tasty, low fat, super easy. 

And if you leave the house while they're actually cooking the smell won't hang around your clothes. Just the damn kitchen. Pooey. Rotten stinking fruit. 


8 Comments on “banana devil muffins

March 2, 2011 at 2:57 am

I’m so glad someone else hates bananas (although perhaps my hatred isn’t as passionate as yours!). I am trying with all my might to teach myself to eat them because they are so good for me and baby, but I gag with every mouthful so I think perhaps I just have to give up eating them raw and make the muffins instead.

March 2, 2011 at 3:57 am

Love it! That would be a good recipe for DOD, soon to be arriving and needing regular low sugar, low fat feeding! Roughly how many bananas is that (yes I know it will depend on their size)?

Big Sky Days
March 2, 2011 at 8:56 am

I will make these! I think they sound delicious and will be a big hit amongst all my banana lovers…

March 2, 2011 at 9:32 am

Hahaha – classic! I love my bananas, but not banana muffins so will also look forward to making them for my kids, and not for my bum!

March 2, 2011 at 12:29 pm

yes I knew there was a reason I liked you xx

March 2, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Think it might’ve been 4, not-big ones.

March 4, 2011 at 9:17 pm

You know, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with cutting your own fringe.

But then, I eat bananas pretty much every day, and perhaps should be treated with suspicion.

August 5, 2011 at 3:03 pm

I hate bananas too. Something to do with all the banana flavoured antibiotics I was on as a kid. Same with cherry.


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