Muffins are some of the most versatile, delicious, and easy options when it comes to baking. This is a great bake for those that are new to baking, it’s a very fun bake to try out with kids, and it’s also perfect for those evenings when you don’t have hours and hours to spend cooking, and don’t want to completely ruin the kitchen with the mess!
This is what we might call an ‘easy win’ then, meaning in other words that you can have something delicious and easy to eat with relatively little hassle and struggle.
And because the recipe is so versatile, it’s something you can enjoy in a huge number of different ways once you’ve gotten the basics down. In fact, just to demonstrate this point, in this post we’re going to look at 12 healthy, moist, and delicious banana muffin recipes. That’s right, twelve different ways to enjoy muffins, focussing on banana-based recipes alone. Just think how much more potential there is once you start messing around with additional flavors!
1 Plain Banana Muffin
To start with, let’s take a look at how you go about making the most basic banana muffin you can and using that as a basis for your more adventurous versions.
To make a batch of muffins, here’s what you’re going to need:
- 2 medium eggs
- 125ml vegetable oil
- 250ml milk
- 250g golden caster sugar
- 400g self-raising flour
- Pinch of salt
From here, you are then going to simply add in a little bit of banana essence. This is basically banana flavoring that can very easily be added to any muffin mix and that will help to make it taste instantly banana-ish.
To turn these ingredients into a perfect, fluffy muffin, you are going to follow these steps:
- Beat two eggs
- Add vegetable oil to the eggs
- Add milk
- Continue to beat to combine
- Add the sugar
- Whisk until you get a smooth batter
- Sift in the self-raising flour, add a pinch of salt
- Mix until smooth
- Bake for 20-25 minutes
As you can see, it’s an extremely easy bake and the whole thing is really likely to take no more than 35-40 minutes!