Suddenly my calendar is telling me that it is OCTOBER! How the hell did that happen? And it does seem to be true – the kids headed back to school in summer uniforms yesterday.
This recipe will add a bit of interest to the craziness that is term 4. It will use up all your soggy bananas AND give you that brief moment of parental superiority as your child heads off with an additive-free, home-made lunchbox.
Banana chickpea muffins
1 cup self-raising flour (wholemeal or regular)
1/2 cup besan flour (chickpea flour, available at health food stores)
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup milk
50g butter, melted and cooled slightly
3 overripe bananas – mashed
1/2 cup sultanas (or choc chips are pretty yum too!)
Preheat the oven to 175C. Grease a 12 hole muffin tin or line with paper cases.
In a large bowl, combine the flours (no need to sift) and sugar.
In a smaller bowl or jug, whisk together the egg, milk and butter. Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients. Combine roughly, then mix through the bananas and sultanas.
Divide between your muffin cases. If you like, top with walnuts (not for school lunch boxes, obviously) or chia seeds.
Bake for 25 minutes or so, until golden and springy.
Makes 12. Extras freeze well.