Fruity Muffins
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Serves: 12
Enjoy them fresh, or freeze them for lunchboxes!


  • olive or canola oil spray
  • 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda (bicarbonate)
  • 1 tbs caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup bran sticks (e.g. AllbranTM)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup sultanas
  • 1 apple, core removed and diced, skin left on
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed


  1. Preheat oven to 200ºC (180ºC fan forced).
  2. Lightly spray muffin tins with oil or line with paper cases.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl, returning the husk remaining in the sieve to the bowl.
  4. Add sugar, bran, oats, sultanas and apple and mix until well combined.
  5. Place buttermilk, egg and mashed bananas in a bowl and mix with a fork.
  6. Pour banana mixture into dry ingredients and gently fold together until just combined.
  7. Spoon into prepared muffin pan.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes for mini-muffins or 20 minutes for larger muffins until firm and a knife inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  9. Allow to cool in tin for 5 minutes then turn onto a wire rack.

Muffins freeze well in snap-lock bags, but are best eaten on the day they are made.


  • Use currants, dried cranberries or chopped dried apricots instead of sultanas.
  • Replace apple with pear to vary the flavour.
  • Substitute for buttermilk - add 1 tsp white vinegar to 3/4 cup low-fat milk.

Healthy tip!

Having a party? Serve vegie sticks and water crackers with salsa rather than high-fat chips and dips.

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Nutrition Information

per serving per 100g
Energy 659 kJ 614 kJ
Protein 4.7 g 4.3 g
Fat, total 1.7 g 1.6 g
— saturated 0.5 g 0.5 g
Carbohydrate 29.4 g 27.3 g
— sugars 12.7 g 11.8 g
Sodium 294 mg 273.8 mg
Fibre 3.4 g 3.2 g

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