Here’s another quick and easy lunch box recipe that you’re going to love.  A little bit healthy, so don’t tell the kids.

You can swap out the brown sugar to whatever sugar you like. But I think 100 g over 12 muffins is fine.  That’s less than 10 g a cupcake.

Image of weet-bix muffins in a cupcake tray thermomix method

Your little ones or big ones will get some fruit and fibre into them without even knowing it.  I’ve changed this recipe up, and instead of using bananas I’ve used the same weight of pureed apples, and it was great too.  A little less sweet but my grandson didn’t know the difference.  😉

Healthy Banana Weet-Bix Muffins or Cupcakes

These are great popped into the freezer for lunch box treats.  A little bit healthy and they won't even know it.  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Lunch Box Treat
Keyword: banana, Healthy, Muffin, thermomix, Weet-bix
Servings: 12

Ingredients

For The Cupcake Or Muffin

  • 200 g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 85 g 5 Weet-Bix biscuits crushed by hand
  • 100 g brown sugar
  • 90 g sultanas
  • 225 g mashed banana Depending on size it's about 2 not including the skin for weighing
  • 125 ml sour cream or yoghurt
  • 80 g soft butter or cut into tiny cubes
  • 1 egg

For the topping (optional of course)

  • 125 g cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup icing sugar mixture
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice

Instructions

Method

    Thermomix Method

    • 1 Preheat oven to 200°C. Line (twelve hole) cupcake pan with paper cases.
    • 2 Weigh the flour, baking powder, weet-bix, and sugar into the TM bowl and Mix for 10 seconds / reverse speed + 4 then remove and set aside
    • 3 Weigh the banana, cream cheese, butter and egg into your TM bowl and mix for 10 seconds / Speed 5.
    • 4 Add back the dry ingredients that you previously mixed along with the washed sultanas and mix again for 6 seconds / reverse speed + 4
    • 5 Spoon into the prepared paper liners and bake for around 20 minutes or until when pressed with a finger they spring back, or a skewer inserted into the centres comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
    • 6 Optional Topping: Weigh everything into your TM bowl and mix for 15 seconds/speed 4. Scrape down in-between. Depending on how cold your cream cheese was, you might need to add your butterfly to fluff it up. Do this on speed 3.5 until light this step is optional. Spread frosting evenly over the cooled muffins.

    Conventional Method

    • 1 Preheat oven to 200°C. Line (twelve hole) cupcake pan with paper cases.
    • 2 Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Add the Weet-Bix, sugar and sultanas, and stir until combined. Make a well in the centre.
    • 3 Combine banana, sour cream, butter and egg in a jug and mix well to combine. Add to flour mixture and fold until just combined. Spoon into prepared pans.
    • 4 Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centres comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
    • 5 Optional Topping: Use an electric beater to beat together cream cheese, icing sugar and lemon juice until light and fluffy. Spread frosting evenly over the cooled muffins.

     

    Want something savoury to add to your lunchboxes too.  Here’s a great pizza quiche (not very eggy) I think your kids will love.  Oh you might love them too. 😉

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