Sunday, 11 April 2021

Banana Maple Muffins recipe


2 cups (300g) Self Raising Flour

1/3 cup (50g) Plain Flour

1/2 teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda

1/2 cup (100g) firmly packed brown sugar (I used Demerara)

1/4 cup (60ml) maple-flavoured Syrup

2/3 cup mashed bananas

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 cup (250ml) buttermilk

1/3 cup (80 ml) vegetable oil

Coconut Topping:

15g butter

1 tablespoon maple-flavoured syrup

2/3 cup (30g) flaked coconut

To make: Melt butter in a small pan, add maple syrup and coconut, stir constantly over high heat until coconut is lightly browned.

1. Grease a 12 hole (1/3cup/80ml capacity) muffin pan (I just used muffin case liners).

2.  Sift dry ingredients into large bowl.  Stir in maple syrup and banana, then eggs, buttermilk and oil. (I substituted a couple of tablespoons of papaya and mango yoghurt for some of the milk as I needed to use the yoghurt up).

3.  Spoon mixture into prepared pan, sprinkle with coconut topping. (I didn't bother using this).  Bake in moderately hot oven for about 20 mins.  (180/190 deg. C/350-375 deg. F, Gas mark 4).

Makes 12.

No photo - but enjoy.  These had a lovely subtle banana flavour and the maple goes well with it.  Recipe taken from The Australian Women's Weekly Cookbook - Muffins, Scones and Breads.


  1. We don't have self rising flour here in Canada that I know of, but I do know what to do to make a substitute. These sound so good I am going to have to print out the recipe and give them a try.

    Thanks for sharing it.

    God bless.

    1. I hope you enjoy them when you try them Jackie. Surprised that there is no self-raising flour - is it called cake flour or something?

  2. Thanks so much for the recipe - they sound delicious :)

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    1. They were very nice. I had to be strict with myself!

  4. Will definitely bake these and thanks for another tasty recipe. You have moved to such a lovely area. I really enjoy seeing the sights and learning the history. Happy to see the cats adjusting!

    1. Hope you enjoy these muffins when you try them. It is so beautiful around here, and we are enjoying exploring and finding out more about it.

      The cats have settled in well and love it here, especially around by the pond.