Todays Brunch: Banana and Blueberry Muffin


This weekend I had some friends over for a sparkles brunch…basically prosecco and good munch

This recipe is a combination of The Hummingbird Bakery Banana Cake Loaf and me having a fridge full of Blueberries.

To create these cupcakes you will need;

  • 270g soft light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 200g peeled bananas, mashed
  • 280g gluten free plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 140g unsalted, melted
  • 150g blueberries

Cupcake cases and a cupcake tin (this is essential – otherwise they loose their shape)

Preheat the oven to 170°C (or 160°C fan forced)

Put the sugar and eggs in a freestanding electric mixer with a paddle attachment (or use a handheld electric whisk) and beat until well incorporated. Beat in the mashed bananas.

Add the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and ginger to the sugar mixture. Mix it thoroughly until all the dry ingredients have been incorporated into the egg mixture. Pour in the melted butter and beat until all the ingredients are well mixed.

Add the Blueberries

Pour the mixture into the cupcake cases until they reach about just over half way up the case and smooth over with a palette knife. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25minutes, or until firm to the touch and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.

Leave the cupcakes to cool slightly on a wire cooling rack.

To make the topping you will need;

  • 250g butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 600g icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 pot of edible sparkles (purchased at Angel Bakery in Brighton – but you can get this in most specialised baking stores)

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and vanilla. Blend in the sugar, a quarter at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the milk, and continue mixing until light and fluffy. Keep icing covered until ready to decorate.

When decorating this is when your own artistic style can come in…

I sliced the banana and placed in the centre and then added a sprinkle or two of the sparkles…

All I will say…not a crumb was left…so If you want to try one…make sure you sneak it away for yourself 😉

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