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Chai Spiced Banana Muffins

60 mins
13 ingredients
$0.38 / person
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Chai Spiced Banana Muffins

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Serves = 10 muffins

  • ¾ cup (115g) wholemeal plain flour
  • ½ cup (40g) rolled oats
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground allspice
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 overripe banana
  • 1 egg
  • 30mL reduced fat milk
  • 30mL extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup (130g) raw sweet potato

It’s this easy

  • Preheat a conventional oven to 180°C
  • Line or grease 10 muffin holes in a 12-hole muffin tray
  • Clean whole sweet potato and grate (no need to remove the skin)
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, oats, baking powder and the spices
  • In a separate bowl, mash the banana and mix with the egg, milk and olive oil. When combined, add the grated sweet potato, and stir until mixed through and a thick batter has formed
  • Add the dry ingredients into the banana and sweet potato batter and stir until well combined and no flour is visible
  • Divide the batter into the muffin liners evenly
  • Place in the preheated oven and bake for 35 minutes, or until the muffins are beginning to brown on top and they are cooked through when pierced with a skewer
  • Remove from the oven and place the muffins on wire rack to cool


  • You can use frozen spinach or other dark leafy greens instead of, or in addition to the sweet potato. Thaw the spinach and squeeze out excess liquid before adding it to the muffin batter
  • If you don't have all the spices listed you can easily omit the ones that you don't have


Nutritional information (per serve):

  • Energy (428kJ)
  • Protein (3g)
  • Total fat (3.8g)
  • Saturated fat (0.7g)
  • Carbohydrate (12.7g); (Starch (10.4g) Sugars (2.4g) Added Sugars (0g) Free Sugars (0g)
  • Dietary fibre (2.6g)
  • Sodium (108mg)
  • Iron (0.7mg)
  • Calcium (37mg)


Contains: Gluten, Dairy, Wheat, Eggs.
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