In aid of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ being back on our screens, I did another spot of baking! This time, I made banana and cinnamon muffins, from the first Hummingbird Bakery cookbook. They are really easy and really tasty so why not give them a go? You probably have most, if not all, of the ingredients in your cupboard.
What you need:
350g plain flour
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp ground cinnamon plus extra to sprinkle
160g caster sugar plus extra to sprinkle
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
70g melted unsalted butter
400g peeled, mashed banana
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees. Into a bowl, add the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and mix it all together. Into a separate jug, whisk the buttermilk, egg and vanilla extract.
Slowly pour the mixture into the bowl and mix until all of the ingredients are well incorporated. Pour in the melted butter and add the mashed bananas. Once everything is mixed, spoon the dough into the muffin cases until they are about 1/3 full. Sprinkle a bit of cinnamon and sugar on top and bake for about 20-30 minutes or until you do the skewer test (the skewer comes out clean when inserted into the muffin).
Once baked, enjoy with a nice cup of tea. I even took them to work for breakfast! Made a nice change to cereal… ;-)
Have you ever tried making these beauts? Let me know if you try them!