Get your children stuck into baking this school holiday!

- Wed 10 Apr 2024

As we come to the end of the Easter break, you may be stuck for activities to do with the little ones on the last few days, so why not get their baking hats on and try out this easy banana oat muffin recipe?

What ingredients do I need?

200g porridge oats

2 ripe bananas

2 eggs

2 tbsp milled seeds (such as flaxseed or chia seeds)

2 pitted dates

1 tsp baking powder

50-100ml milk

For the mix & match toppings

blueberries, raspberries, sliced dates, or chopped nuts

nut butter, Greek-style yogurt, maple syrup, to serve

Easy steps to make them!


Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Line 12 holes of a muffin tin with cupcake cases. Put the oats, bananas, eggs, seeds, dates, baking powder and 50ml of the milk into a blender and blitz to make a batter (or do this in a jug using a hand blender). Blitz in enough of the remaining milk to make the batter pourable, then pour into the cases and top with your choice of either blueberries, a raspberry, a couple of date slices or a sprinkling of chopped nuts. Bake for 15-20 mins until well risen and lightly golden. The berries, if using, should look soft and juicy. Leave to cool on a wire rack for 15 mins. Or, leave to cool completely, then keep frozen for up to three months, or in an airtight container for up to five days.


Serve as they are (they’re great for packing into lunchboxes and you can freeze them for later) or serve with

a drizzle of nut butter, a spoonful of yogurt, or a drizzle of maple syrup.

We found this recipe on goodfood, find more easy recipes below…