Making Carbs Count bananas


Banana and walnut muffins

Jill Dupleix, Saturday Kitchen

Or bake with peanut butter and

chocolate chips…. Slit open the banana

skin then slice open the banana and

spread one teaspoon of peanut butter

along the inside then shake in a small

handful of chocolate chips. Wrap the

outside with tin foil (but leave open) and

bake as above. [Just don't tell anyone you

read about this in a magazine dedicated

to diabetes health. Even though peanut

butter has its merits, as does dark

chocolate, this combination, along with

baking the banana - which brings out

its sugars - will impress no one with its


75g/3oz melted butter

250g/9oz self-raising flower

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp bicarb of soda

pinch of salt

½ tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp ground nutmeg

115g/4oz caster sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 large, ripe bananas

2 medium eggs

125ml/4fl oz milk

handful walnut kernels (if wanted)


Heat the oven to 190C/375F. Melt butter,

allow to cool. Mash the bananas. Sift the

flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda,

salt, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a

large bowl, add caster sugar and stir.

Beat the eggs, vanilla extract, butter and

milk in another bowl. Add the mashed

banana and stir.

Make a well in the centre of the dry

ingredients and add the egg mixture,

stir with a fork (don't over mix) until it is a

lumpy paste.

Set paper cases into the moulds and

spoon in the mixture until almost full. Top

with a walnut kernels.

Bake 20-25 minutes or until the muffins

come away from the side of the pan when

touched. Remove and rest the tray on a

wire rack 5 mins before handling.

health benefits. Tastes great though, and

can also be done on a barbeque too.]

Top tips

1. Store away from sunlight,

2. Do not store in the fridge.

3. Use overripe bananas in recipes (you

can even freeze them to use later).

4. Use a ripe banana to 'bring on' other

unripe fruits - put a ripe banana in a

paper bag with the fruit, such as an unripe

avocado) and leave a few days and see

what happens!


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