I love anything with bananas in, and tonight I baked some Banana and Bran Flake Muffins. Apparently the recipe was originally on the back of a Bran Flake Packet and so it’s technically in the public domain. However, I spotted them on the woman known only as ‘Ramtops’’ fabulous Reactive Cooking blog and so I’m going to direct you there to get the recipe. I would urge you to have a look at this site for two reasons.
1. These muffins are absolutely mouth-watering and it took all our strength for Boy the Younger and me to refrain from an appalling show of gluttony.
2. Reactive Cooking is a perfect example of how we should all be cooking. See what’s in your larder and make something with it, or see what’s seasonal or on offer in the shops and make something with that.
With regard to the muffins however, I made them in a slightly more traditional way, creaming the butter and sugar, adding the egg, then the banana (pureed with a stick blender), then the yoghurt. Then I folded in the flour, bran flakes and milk. I found that the recipe made 18 muffins, but they are possibly smaller than hers – I found them very filling.
They are also made pretty much using Storecupboard Ingredients.
Do let me know how you get on, and let know Ramtops know as well.
They would be a lovely, nourishing addition to a packed lunch!