Banana muffins

Serves 12



1cup butter

3 large bananas

1cup white sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 1cups wholemeal flour


Preheat the oven to 180oC.

Put butter in a small container floating in boiling water to melt

Peel bananas, mash in a large bowl

Add sugar to bananas, stir in

Crack the egg into a small bowl, lightly beat, add to bananas and sugar, stir in

Add melted butter to mixture, stir in

Add baking soda, baking powder and flour to mixture, stir in

Stir by hand only  enough to just mix

Put large paper muffin cups in a 12-hole muffin pan

Spoon mixture into muffin cups. Make muffins equal in size.

Bake for 20 minutes at 180oC

Push a wooden skewer into the middle of the largest muffin to check that it is cooked


Banana and strawberry smoothie

Serves 2



1 ripe banana

100 g frozen sliced strawberries

1 1/2 scoops of strawberry sorbet

1 1/2 scoops of vanilla ice cream

1 cup skim lactose-free milk


Separate frozen strawberries and cut into small pieces

Peel banana and cut into chunks

Put half the strawberries, banana, sorbet and ice cream into a blender

Add the milk, put blender lid on, pulse first to mix then blend until smooth

Put the other half of the strawberries, banana, sorbet and ice cream into the blender

Blend until smooth. Add extra milk if it is too thick.