With only three simple ingredients, these Fruity Banana Egg Muffins are not only easy to make and healthy, but they also make a fantastic choice for a delicious breakfast or a balanced snack throughout the day.
If you have tried and enjoyed 2 ingredient banana egg pancakes, you'll definitely adore these delightful fruity banana egg muffins. With the same flavour profile and texture, the mixture is baked in the oven, rather than the stove top, making the cooking process a breeze.
Reasons to Love this Recipe
- Simple: With just 3 basic ingredients, these banana egg muffins are incredibly easy to make.
- Nutritious: Eggs are an excellent source of protein and the banana adds natural sweetness to the recipe with out the need for added sugars. Bananas are also a great source of carbohydrate and nutrients like folate, vitamin B6, vitamin C and potassium
- Versatile: Keep the base recipe of banana and egg but get creative with the add ins. Blueberries and raspberries are a great choice but feel free to experiment with different types of berries or even add additional ingredients like chocolate chips, chopped nuts, cinnamon or vanilla to enhance the flavour profile.
- Family friendly: Fantastic for babies and toddlers, but they shouldn't be pigeonholed into just that category. Many adults, especially those following special diets, also enjoy them.
- Banana - Very ripe bananas are needed for this recipe. As bananas ripen, their starch is broken down into sugar making them sweeter. The sweetness is needed in this recipe and will not taste the same if the bananas are not ripe.
- Berries - . I find blueberries and raspberries work wonderfully in these muffins. However, you can certainly use any chopped fruit of your choice. Both fresh and frozen berries can be used, but it's worth noting that using frozen berries results in a more moist texture.
These fruity egg muffins can be further enhanced with additional ingredients. You can try adding a sprinkle of cinnamon or a dash of vanilla extract to provide a little extra flavour. You can also incorporate some chopped nuts, for a satisfying crunch and added nutritional value. For those with a sweeter tooth, a handful of chocolate chips can be a delicious inclusion.
Step By Step Instructions and Cooking Tips
- Mash Bananas: Mash well but leave some small lumps which taste great in the cooked "muffin".
- Add Eggs & Whisk until fully combined
- Add a couple of berries to the bottom of each mini muffin hole. You can use fresh or frozen and a mixture of different berries. If using bigger berries (such as strawberries) chop them before adding to the muffin tray. Make sure you grease the muffin pan really well or the muffins will stick.
- Top with the egg mixture. Fill to just below the top, the muffins rise and can spill over when cooking. They do sink as soon as they are removed from the oven.
- Bake for approx. 15 mins, until the eggs are set. Allow to cool for a minute or two and carefully remove with a knife.
No, they are very different to regular muffins, they are just cooked in a muffin tray. Rather than being light and fluffy, they have a more eggy consistency, resembling a sweet omelette. They have a distinct taste that is reminiscent of the popular 2 ingredient banana egg pancakes.
These are best straight from the oven but you can also store them and enjoy them cold.
Refrigerate: Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Freeze: Allow to cool completely, freeze on a baking tray until hard then transfer to an airtight container/freezer bag. Freeze for up to 2 months. Defrost in the refrigerator.
The banana in these muffins play a crucial role by providing natural sweetness. Without it, the muffins would taste overly eggy. You could experiment with using apple puree as a substitute but I haven't personally tested it, so I can't guarantee the results.
Another option is to consider creating a savoury profile by incorporating ingredients like cheese and chopped veggies.
Yes, banana egg muffins are an excellent choice for baby-led weaning and can be introduced from 6 months of age, provided they are developmentally ready.
It is important to note that eggs are a common food allergen, so you should begin by offering small quantities of well-cooked eggs, as some babies can have severe reactions even to tiny amounts of egg.
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Banana Egg Muffins
- Mini Muffin Tray
- 2 Bananas , ripe
- 4 Eggs
- 100g (1 cup) Raspberries or Blueberries
- Coconut Oil / Butter for greasing
- Preheat oven to 190c / 375f / Gas 5 and grease a mini muffin tray well with coconut oil or butter.
- Mash bananas in a large mixing bowl.
- Add the eggs and mix until fully combined.
- Add 2 to 3 berries to cover the bottom of each muffin tray hole.
- Fill, to just below the top, with the egg and banana mixture.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until cooked through.
- Allow to cool for a couple of minutes and then carefully remove with a knife.
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