Banana muffin with Peanut Butter surprise


Who remembers the peanut butter scene in  Meet Joe black?

In our house I don’t buy any cookies, chocolates or chips, because I will develop a craving just because I know it’s in the cupboard.

Taking away all temptation certainly helps the hips, but sometimes I develop a genuine craving and that’s when I grab a teaspoon and the peanut butter jar. And then I eat it Joe Black style, slowly, savoring every lick of that spoon.

I have this lovely healthy low GI recipe for Banana bread that I most often use to make muffins. The peanut butter inside is a lovely surprise but you could bake it without the peanut butter if you choose to.

Serves 16


30 ml Canola oil

190 ml brown sugar

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract / essance

60 ml low fat milk

1 apple grated (with or without skin)

3 medium bananas

295 ml Cake flour

2,5 ml salt

125 ml oat bran

125 ml Wholewheat pronutro (Original or apple bake)

Peanut butter

1. Pre heat oven to 180 degrees.

2. Mix the oil and sugar together in a mixing bowl

3. Add the eggs, vanilla and the milk with the sugar mixture and mix well.

4. Add the grated apple and mashed bananas with the oil and sugar mixture.

5. Sift the flour the baking powder and the salt together. Add the oatbran and the pronutro with the  flour mixture and mix.

6. Add the dry ingredients with the oil and sugar mixture and mix thorougly but not too much.

7. Spoon one tablespoon of the mixture into the paper cups.

8. Spoon half a teaspoon of peanut butter into every paper cup and refil the rest of the papercup with the remaining mixture.

9. Bake 15 – 20 minutes or until tests skewer comes out clean.



Bake a lovely banana bread with this recipe instead.

Each muffin or slice equals 1 x carbohydrate, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.