Banana and cinnamon muffins

Prep 0 h : 15 m
Cook 0 h : 20 m


  • 300g self-raising flour

    50g plain (all-purpose) flour

    1 tsp ground cinnamon

    1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

    110g light brown sugar

    2 eggs

    180ml buttermilk

    80ml vegetable oil

    1 cup mashed banana

    Cream cheese topping

    125g cream cheese, softened

    40g icing (confectioners') sugar

    1/2 tsp cinnamon powder, to sprinkle


  • Preheat oven to 200°C.

    Spray the holes of a 12-hole (80ml) muffin pan with cooking oil.

    Use a flour sifter to sift the flours, cinnamon, bicarbonate of soda and sugar into a large bowl.

    Put eggs, buttermilk and oil into a large jug; whisk them a little with a fork.

    Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture.

    Add the banana and stir with a wooden spoon about ten times (not too many, as the batter should be lumpy).

    Spoon the mixture into the pan holes.

    Put the pan in the oven and bake about 20 mins.

    Take the pan out of the oven and leave for 5 mins.

    Carefully remove the muffins from the pan and put them on a wire rack, top-side up, to cool down.

    To make cream cheese topping, put the cream cheese and sugar in a small bowl; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.

    When the muffins are cold, use a metal spatula to spread them with topping; sprinkle with cinnamon.