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Banana and cinnamon muffins

The perfect addition to lunchboxes.
Banana and Cinnamon Muffins
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Brown bananas are often banished to the freezer wastelands until the urge to bake strikes. Banana bread tends to be the one we turn to but here’s another option next time your find some browning bananas.

Spoil your family and friends with these fluffy banana muffins topped with a tangy cream cheese icing.

Muffins are a super easy snack idea and make the perfect addition to lunch boxes. So whether you’re looking for a snack to take to school, or something to bring to a picnic we have the recipe for you.

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Cream cheese topping


1.Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F. Spray the holes of a 12-hole (⅓-cup/80ml) muffin pan with cooking oil.
2.Use a flour sifter to sift the flours, cinnamon, bicarbonate of soda and sugar into a large bowl. Put the eggs, buttermilk and oil into a large jug; whisk them a little with a fork. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture. Add the banana and stir with a wooden spoon about ten times (not too many, as the batter should be lumpy).
3.Spoon the mixture into the pan holes. Put the pan in the oven and bake about 20 minutes. Take the pan out of the oven and leave for 5 minutes. Carefully remove the muffins from the pan and put them on a wire rack, top-side up, to cool down.
4.To make cream cheese topping, put the cream cheese and sugar in a small bowl; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
5.When the muffins are cold, use a metal spatula to spread them with topping; sprinkle with cinnamon.

You need 2 large overripe bananas for this recipe. Mash the bananas in a small bowl with the back of a fork. Never throw away bruised or blackened bananas; just put them in a plastic freezer bag and put them into the freezer. Overripe frozen bananas can be thawed and mashed to use when you’re making muffins, banana bread, pancakes or smoothies.


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