Lunchbox idea: banana muffins

banana muffins in tray

Fresh out of the oven

I had a bunch of manky bananas hanging on my kitchen worktop for longer than I should have – they went black and really started freaking me out so I quickly mashed them up and looked for a recipe to use them with.

I turned to Nigella’s website and found this recipe – they’re not too sweet but very tasty with plenty of nutmeg and cinammon in there to warm things up on a winter’s day.

We scoffed one each with a cuppa as soon as they were cool enough to handle, and i’ve bagged up the rest and put them in the freezer so I can use them for lunchboxes in the week.

Apologies for not writing the recipe up myself, but check out Nigella’s as a guide and then adjust according to your own nuances :-)

Or you can check out my slightly healthier recipe for Breakfast Banana muffins here based on the same recipe.

banana muffin close up

Eat me!

I’m entering this recipe into my friend Sarah at Maison Cupcake’s latest Forever Nigella Anything Goes event.

Sarah’s been working really hard on her book and is exhausted, so I thought she might like to imagine eating one of these muffins with a nice cuppa 😉

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  1. Snap – I had bananas that were threatening to walk out by themselves if they weren’t used up, so I made a couple of banana and choc chip loaves this morning. Great for after school snack, I’ll be top mum later today.

  2. This is a great idea, I have a good skinny banana cake recipe but think the kids would be happier with them in individual cake form. I have a tin that makes mini cakes/tarts which I could make use of with this recipe.