My two girls almost ate us out of house and home during the Easter holidays. And now that they are back to school and nursery, they are coming home in the afternoon absolutely ravenous. There’s no way they can keep going until tea time without a quick snack as soon as they get through the front door.
These maple syrup and banana cupcakes are perfect, and they’re also good as a lunch box treat. They contain wholemeal flour and fruit so they’re also vaguely healthy!
Maple syrup and banana cupcakes
150g self-raising flour
100g wholemeal flour
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
50g Demerara sugar, plus extra for sprinkling on top
1 tsp cinnamon
60g margarine, very soft
2 large ripe bananas
2 eggs, beaten
3 tbsp maple syrup
4 tbsp milk
Preheat the oven to 200ºC/gas mark 6 and line a bun tin with 12 paper cake cases.
Mix together the self-raising and wholemeal flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl. Add the soft margarine and mash it into the flour using a fork until well combined.
Mash the bananas using a fork and stir this into the mixture, along with the sultanas.
Add the beaten eggs, maple syrup and milk and beat until the mixture is well combine and dropping consistency.
Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and sprinkle a little Demerara sugar on top of each one.
Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Place on a wire rack to cool. Eat them as they come or make into more of a pudding by eating warm drizzled with more maple syrup.