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Fruity Muffins 0002
  • olive or canola oil spray
  • 1½ cups wholemeal flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • ½ cup bran*
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup sultanas
  • 1 medium apple, core removed and diced, skin left on
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed (1 cup)

* Either ‘natural bran’ like wheat germ, or ‘processed bran’ like Allbran© may be used. Alternatively use oat bran or extra oats.

  1. Preheat oven to 200ºC (180ºC fan forced).
  2. Lightly spray muffin tins with oil or line with paper cases.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl, returning the husk remaining in the sieve to the bowl.
  4. Add sugar, bran, oats, sultanas and apple and mix until well combined.
  5. Place buttermilk, egg and mashed bananas in a bowl and mix with a fork.
  6. Pour banana mixture into dry ingredients and gently fold together until just combined.
  7. Spoon into prepared muffin pan.
  8. Bake until firm (15 minutes for mini muffins or 20 minutes for larger ones). You’ll know they are ready when a knife can be inserted into the centre and comes out clean.
  9. Allow to cool in tin for 5 minutes then turn onto a wire rack.


  • Instead of buttermilk add 1 teaspoon white vinegar to ¾ cup low-fat milk.
  • Replace sultanas with currants, dried cranberries or chopped dried apricots.
  • Replace apple with pear to vary the flavour.

Storage Suggestions

  • Muffins freeze well in snap-lock bags for up to 3 months, but are best eaten on the day they are made.

Equipment List

  • muffin tray
  • muffin cases
  • large bowl
  • sieve
  • medium bowl
  • fork
  • spatula
  • spoon
  • cooling rack


Recipe from LiveLighter® campaign © State of Western Australia [2012] reproduced with permission.

Nutrition Information

84g Quantity per serving Quantity per 100g
Energy 645kJ 768kJ
Protein 4.5g 5.3g
Fat, total 2.0g 2.3g
— Saturated 0.5g 0.6g
Carbohydrate 27.5g 32.8g
— Sugars 12.7g 15.1g
Fibre 4.3g 5.2g
Sodium 93mg 111mg