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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.22 / 5 (365 votes)

Prep time:
15 min
Cook time:
20 min
Makes 12

Rachel Allen's tempting muffins are made with bananas and crunchy peanut butter and are simply irresistible


1. Preheat the oven to 190C/gas 5.

2. Fill a muffin tray with 12 paper muffin cases.

3. Mix the flour, oats, and baking powder in a bowl and set aside.

4. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, and then stir in the sugar, mashed bananas, peanut butter and the melted butter.

5. Add the milk and stir to combine.

6. Gently fold in the dry ingredients until just combined; do not over mix.

7. Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases and bake for 18-25 minutes, or until the tops spring back when gently touched.

8. Allow to stand for a minute before turning out to cool on a wire rack.

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These were lovely, but I used hard unripe bananas, and the muffins needed to be sweeter.

HeatherD99237 HeatherD99237  Posted 22 Mar 2014 3:04 PM

double up the butter, add chopped nuts or more peanut buttter, tablespoon of vanilla extraxt and 2 teaspoons of mixed spice and you are onto a winner!!! extra butter keeps them moist

DanielleG92088 DanielleG92088  Posted 29 Jan 2013 2:01 PM

After the comments below i added cinamon and gave each muffin a sprinkle of brown sugar and a little more cinamon. The oats and peanut butter give them lovely texture as well as making them lower GI!

star* star*  Posted 16 Oct 2012 3:48 PM

Really disaponted muffins are heavy enough mix to make 18 muffins really gutted to be honest :(

saraC82350 saraC82350 Posted 08 Oct 2012 10:52 PM

These muffins aren't great. As other people have said they are pretty bland, I added twice as much peanut butter and they still didn't taste of much. Mine were also quite spungy and not very moist. I'm not sure what the oats were for, with only 50g you hardly notice them, and I don think they added anything. I won't be trying this recipe again. Banana muffins are usually my favourite and adding peanut butter sounds great but I think I'll look for another recipe next time I have bananas going brown. Disappointed.

MitziH93579 MitziH93579 Posted 01 Jul 2012 5:47 PM

Did follow recipe to the letter, as said previously quite bland.....won't try again.......

YvonneH33034 YvonneH33034 Posted 06 Jul 2011 8:06 AM

Lovely, lovely, however next time will use more peanut butter, and wont put into paper cases as made some with out paper cases and they turned out superb.

huiabird huiabird Posted 03 Jan 2011 9:08 AM

Very simple to make but a little bland, perhaps because I used a non-salted peanut butter that was very thick? Texture of the muffin was lovely though.
I made half the recipe and baked in a silicone muffin pan. They did not 'burst' over the top of the muffin case as I expected but still looked appetising. I think if I'd used a smaller cake tin they'd have acheived that 'muffin top' look.

HelenaR46324 HelenaR46324 Posted 17 Oct 2010 2:40 PM

I made these with my daughter very simple to make and they taste great

Kerry-Cashman Kerry-Cashman Posted 14 Oct 2010 1:23 PM

this is a nice simple recipe and was tasty, good to use up old bananas. 3 stars

lauraI4751 lauraI4751 Posted 01 Apr 2010 3:39 PM

I would suggest some salt in the recipe

mrspmanning mrspmanning Posted 19 Feb 2010 4:46 PM

I made this right now and they taste O.K, I would not say they are 'tempting' however. I think for next time i will use the tips on this board and blend the peanut butter and banana-so the taste and flavour can be felt with every bite! Also, would leave out the oats-I think that's what is maing it lack flavour

jtz jtz Posted 22 Oct 2009 3:20 PM

Can't understand...

JackD47023 JackD47023 Posted 15 Oct 2009 3:21 PM

ive just made them with my friend and they turned out to be a complete disaster, they didnt rise and they didnt see to have any flavour, i think i need to give them another go.

poppyT93059 poppyT93059 Posted 12 Oct 2009 7:37 PM

My 2year old, and myself made these muffins yesterday.They where very easy to make, my daughter did most of the work,except hot bits.she thought it was great baking with her daddy.muffins came out fine, very nice,well done Rachel,Grace&her daddy.

AdrianL75456 AdrianL75456 Posted 10 Sep 2009 2:54 PM

I made the muffins and they came out pretty good. I weighed and measured all the ingredients accurately. A key instruction that I follow carefully is not to over mix. They looked nice, so I took and submitted a photo of my results.

John Sakalis John Sakalis Posted 18 Jul 2009 2:34 PM

me and derek made these following the recipie also but they weren't fantastic we think we should have SIEVED the flour , so we will try again and probably use self raising flour also ,,

sineadC328 sineadC328 Posted 25 Feb 2009 9:53 AM

I used self raising flour and it worked really well, they where a hit with the whole family, I also made a second batch and added dried fruit and sunflower seeds as well as the banana and peanut butter, my 2 year old loved them.

RoseOW RoseOW Posted 07 Feb 2009 1:18 PM

I too followed the recipe to the letter and the muffins were dreadful, heavy ,and so stodgy , i had trouble swallowing them.I love Rachel ,but sorry , these are just yuck.....

pink butterfly pink butterfly Posted 15 Jan 2009 9:39 PM

hi ..just made a variation with grated pear and choc chip with a hint of all spice. and buttermilk instead of fresh milk....YUM!!!!Lovely

Mackie 1 Mackie 1 Posted 03 Dec 2008 3:38 PM

I have just made these today and i used 200ml of milk instead of 250ml and it worked they are lovely

kerryT41460 kerryT41460 Posted 27 Oct 2008 3:26 PM

I just made this recipe (just left out the oats) and had no problems, but the mix needs to be very thick, or it will come out really gluggy. I also blended the peanut butter, bananas, eggs and melted butter in my blender so it was nice and smooth.

MeganP38412 MeganP38412 Posted 26 Oct 2008 10:04 AM

I followed this recipe to the letter, and not only was there enough mixture for way more than 12 muffins, 'muffins' isn't what you end up with. I got stodgy, gluey, horrible scone-like things. They look terrible, taste even worse. I asked my friend to try this in case it was just me, and she ended up with the same. I can only think that perhaps the quantities are wrong on here or something, but I went on Amazon and one of the reviewers had the same problem, so maybe Rachel alone holds the secret to this recipe!

amaliebee amaliebee Posted 30 Aug 2008 3:48 PM