The beauties are a favourite in my household! They are a healthy and delicious option for the kids and a good way to ensure they are having some wholegrains in their diet. Perfect for that afternoon slump too, when you need a sweet treat without the guilt!

Makes 12

Prep time: 15 minutes. Cook time: 15 mins


1 ½ cups (240g) wholemeal self-raising flour

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

½ tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup (100g) maple syrup

3 small ripe, mashed bananas

1/3 cup (80ml) extra virgin olive oil

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup milk


Preheat oven to 180C. Line twelve holes 1/3-cup (80ml) capacity muffin pan with paper cases.

Combine the flours, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and cinnamon in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre.

Whisk the mashed banana, oil, egg, maple syrup, vanilla and milk together in a small bowl. Pour into the well. Gently stir until combined.

Spoon mixture evenly among prepared muffin holes.

Bake for 15 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.