Banana and date muffins

They couldn't be easier to make!
Banana and date muffinsJames Moffatt and Maree Horner

Test Kitchen tip

You need two large over-ripe bananas (460g) to get the amount of mashed banana needed here. These muffins can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

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This recipe was originally uploaded in December 2006, but has been updated in September 2023.



1.Preheat oven to 200°C.
2.Grease a 12-hole muffin pan of one-third cup (80ml) capacity.
3.Combine the sifted flours, cinnamon, dates and sugar in a bowl. Stir in the banana and combined butter, eggs and buttermilk (do not over-work the mixture).
4.Divide the mixture among the pan holes and top each muffin with a pecan. Bake for about 20 minutes. Turn the muffins onto a wire rack to cool.

This recipe is best made on day of serving.


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