Banana, Strawberry and Honey Muffins

Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Savour the sweet taste of summer in a simple and delicious recipe for Banana, Strawberry and Honey Muffins. No added sugar required as the fruit and honey provides the sweetness. An ideal 'Love Food Hate Waste' recipe for using up bananas - the blacker the better. 



One of my favourite things about the Chapelton 10k in 2018 (apart from the fab medal) was the fantastic selection of homebakes available after the race for the runners. Having signed up to take part again in 2019 (I’d clearly forgotten about THE HILL) I wanted to contribute something for the refreshment table so whipped up a couple of batches of Banana, Strawberry and Honey Muffins the night before the race. Earlier in the year I'd visited Castleton Fruit Farm with Brian from Cove Honey Bees so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to combine strawberries, honey and the runners favourite banana, in a post run treat.



Without the help of Brian the Beeman there would be no soft fruit at Castleton Farm. His thousands of busy honey bees do a very important job of pollinating acres of cherries, raspberries and strawberries. Brain was very patient in answering all my many stupid questions. Turns out that bees are way more intelligent than me. Before anyone asks - no I didn't get stung but yes it was a wee bit scary!


Back to the muffins which are super quick and easy to make, so much so that I whipped up two batches for post run eats. Alas by the time I’d plodded my way around the course they were all gone! I’m going to have to run faster next year. (To put it into perspective Robbie Simpson won in 32:25. I reached 5k at 33.20)


Banana, Strawberry and Honey Muffins 
recipe originally published on Chapelton Blog
Makes 10

Love Food Hate Waste - This recipe is ideal for using up bananas - the blacker the better. Did you know that you can freeze over ripe bananas to use in baking (or smoothies) at a later date?

280g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 large well ripened bananas
75g honey
1 free range egg, beaten
60ml milk
90ml sunflower oil
150g strawberries, finely chopped

Prepare muffin tins with 10 paper cases and preheat oven to 200c
In a large bowl sieve together the flour, baking powder, bicarb and salt.
In a separate bowl mash the bananas, add the honey, egg, milk, oil and mix well.
Pour all wet ingredients into dry and stir until combined.
Gently fold in three quarters of the finely chopped strawberries.
Spoon into 10 muffin cases.
Top with the remaining strawberries and bake for 20-25 minutes until tops are lightly browned and springy

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