Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Banana and maple syrup muffins recipe

Do you have bananas going brown in your fruit bowl? Pair them with delicious sticky maple syrup and bake these scrumptious muffins. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand.



  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • ½ cup plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • ½ cup maple syrup or maple flavoured syrup
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 100g butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar


Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the self-raising, plain flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.

In a jug, combine the bananas, maple syrup, egg and butter.

Pour the ingredients of the jug into the bowl and using a spatula; gently fold the mixture together until all ingredients are moist.

Using an ice-cream scoop, scoop mixture into the muffin tray and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Cool on a wire rack. Dust with sifted icing sugar.


  • It is always important not to overwork a muffin mixture or your muffins won’t be light.
  • Make sure that you use ripe bananas for the fullest flavour.
  • If you want your muffins with a little more texture, you can add ½ a cup of crumbled walnuts to the mix.

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This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.