Banana & Chia Thermomix Muffins

With school coming up, this recipe is a perfect healthy recess treat to pop in the lunchbox!

Banana and Chia Seed Muffins* Makes 12

You’ll Need
2 ripe bananas
1 tbsn chia seeds
40gm butter (chopped into pieces)
80gm brown sugar
2 eggs
170g yoghurt (natural or vanilla)
50g milk of your choice
1/2 tspn vanilla extract
160gm plain flour
100gm rolled oats
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda (bicarb)

The how to

  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • Prepare a muffin tin by using muffin cases or spraying with oil.
  • Mash bananas in a small bowl & mix in chia seeds. Set aside.
  • Place oats in TM bowl and mill for 8 seconds/speed 7. Set aside. (Feel free to skip this step and instead add whole with the dry ingredients).
  • Place butter in TM bowl and soften for 30 seconds/50°C/speed 4.
  • Insert butterfly and add sugar. Cream for 1 min/speed 4. Scrape down sides of bowl and mix for a further 30 seconds.
  • Add eggs one at a time whilst mixing for 30 seconds/speed 3.
  • Add in yoghurt, milk and vanilla and mix for another 20 seconds/speed 3.
  • Remove butterfly. Scrape down sides. Add the bananas and chia seeds. Mix for 10 seconds/speed 3.
  • Add in flour, milled oats, baking soda and baking powder. Mix for 30 seconds/speed 3 until combined.
  • Fill your muffin trays to 2/3 full. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • *(Based on a recipe which appeared in the Sunday Tasmanian 21/1/14).


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    You’ll Need
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    2 x 300gm boxes of corn flour (we probably had 550gm all up as one box had been opened).
    One plastic tub/bucket/water play table.
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