muffinThe addition of mashed banana or grated apple makes these muffins very moist.

Great served with a milky drink as a nutritious snack.

(Makes 10 muffins)



2 T margarine or butter

1 T golden syrup

1 cup flour (wholemeal or plain)            

1 cup oat bran

½ cup wheatgerm

¼ cup brown sugar

1 t mixed spice

1 t baking powder

¼ cup chopped dates or raisins

1¼ cup milk

1 t baking soda

1 mashed banana or 1 grated apple



  1. Preheat the oven to 180º C.
  2. Lightly grease 1 set of muffins tins with a pastry brush and oil or oil spray.
  3. Melt margarine and golden syrup.
  4. Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  5. Dissolve baking soda in milk. Add to melted margarine.
  6. Add mashed banana or grated apple to liquid ingredients.
  7. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and stir to combine. Do not overmix as this will produce a tough muffin.
  8. Spoon into muffin tins and bake for 15-20 minutes.


Recipe from Easy Recipes for One or Two

Abbreviations Used in Recipes

utensilst = teaspoon

T = tablespoon

ml = millilitre

g = gram

º C = degrees Celsius

cm = centimetre