Tuesday, 13 May 2014

skinny banana and peanut butter muffin tray-bake



... I seem to be forever lamenting about how busy we are at the moment but I do honestly feel i'm neglecting my blog.  I've even composed a 'farewell to blogging' post because i'm so worried that I won't have time to blog much over the next few months but I really shouldn't moan... so do bare with me over the next few days and weeks... i'm still here... I still love you... i'm just full...


skinny banana and peanut butter muffin tray-bake
last weekend was a tray bake-kind of weekend... well, it would have been a muffin kind of weekend but I don't have a muffin tin here at the London flat... so it was a tray-bake weekend and actually for how incredibly easy this is, the tray-bake just added to the salubrious nature of my Saturday.  You see I knew we had one of those weeks coming up, where i'm unlikely to see the flat, let alone the kitchen so I took advantage of this one spare day to be as lazy as possible.  Spending the day in bed didn't work out to be the super-relaxing place I wanted it to be but I still went full free-fall into lounging-around and the aroma of these beauties helped no-end... it was like baking aroma-therapy...

inspired by this recipe found on Sally's Baking Addiction...

2 ripe bananas - mashed
4 tablespoons honey
50g dark brown sugar
120g Total Greek Yoghurt
1 large free-range egg - beaten
4 tablespoons milk
115g peanut butter
220g plain flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
a pinch of salt

preheat the oven to 200C fan and grease and line a tray bake tin

in a bowl beat together the bananas, honey, sugar, yoghurt, egg and milk until combined and frothy, then beat in the peanut butter and vanilla until you have a nicely thick batter

in another bowl whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt, then pour the batter into the flour mix and gently bring together - you don't want to over beat this now, just gently fold it in until all the flour is combined

pour the batter into the baking tray and bake for 5 mins at 200C and then lower the temp to 170C and bake for a further 10-15 mins or until risen and a skewer inserted comes out clean

set aside to cool before cutting into squares

eat and of course, enjoy!


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