Monday, January 31, 2011

Banana and Passionfruit Muffins

It is so hot where I am today, but I felt like baking.

I thank Jesus for air-con.

I was really wanting something that would go with a cup of tea. And I always have bananas on hand and these ones were very ripe, so they were perfect for using in cooking.

I wanted something quick and easy, that is practically fool proof, and decided to action muffins! I haven't eaten a muffin in such a long time. Usually they are too sweet and very cake like, I can't stand that, a muffin is not a cake people!!!

Meanwhile my mum is staying with me for a little while, for a well deserved holiday break. My little dog Chuck loves her to pieces. And he must stay glued to her at most times. Including when it is stinking hot! And completely uncomfortable for the human. He seems relaxed, so thats all that matters.....

               Chuck balancing himself on my poor mums neck, while she tries to do a crossword!!

Because of the heat today I wanted a bit of a tropical feel to the muffins. So I added coconut essence and  passionfruit to the banana batter.

1 1/2 cups self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3-1/2 cup sugar, depending on how ripe bananas are
2 eggs beaten
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 banana's mashed
1/2 tin passionfruit
1/2 teaspoon coconut essence

Preheat the oven to 160C. Sift the dry ingredients, flour, baking powder and sugar into a bowl.
Beat the eggs into a smaller bowl, add the oil, bananas, passionfruit and coconut essence, stir until combined. Add the wett to dry ingredients stir until well mixed.

Spoon batter into prepared patty lined muffin tins. The batter made 12 cupcake sized muffins.

Optional: Sprinkle with coconut, and slivered almonds.


  1. yummmmmm
    cute dogggyyyyyyy :)

  2. Yum! I often add a bit of passionfruit yoghurt to banana cakes because it adds some moisture and that tangy passionfruit taste takes the overly sweet banana flavour down a notch.

  3. Oh thats a great idea to add a flavoured yoghurt!

    Im going to try that next time I make a banana bread, thanks :)

  4. Mmmm, passionfruit is so yummy! I can totally see how they'd be a perfect match with bananas. And Chuck looks sooo content, cute picture =)

  5. oooh tropical muffins, sounds delicious! and very weather appropriate. hope you're well, lovely!
    Heidi xo

  6. Mmmmm this looks nice, I like the passionfruit idea. I have some ripe bananas and trying to decide what to bake....

  7. Aww Chuck is so adorable! How could anyone refuse that face! :D

  8. Anne-Marie, the passionfruit gave it a lovely tropical taste!

    Heidi, great to have you back!!!

    Muppy- nothing like having ripe bananas, and having to decide what to bake.

    Lorraine- This is the problem!!! No one can say no to him, he gets what he wants, the 2 kilo terror :)

  9. This looks really delish...


  10. OMG, these sound incredible! Making them!


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