Monday afternoon. It is pouring out there and the sky seems like a concrete wall, grey and impenetrable. I do feel so down when the weather is bad but wondering around still with slippers and pyjama doesn’t help. I call on Eleni, she lives not far from me somewhere in North London. This recipe comes from our girlish afternoon, spent making banana muffins and listening to Calypso music. A bit of sugar and Harry Belafonte are the ingredients not to die of boredom in a miserable autumn day in London.
So tasty and easy to make that it is not necessary to be a pastry chef to do it. Eat them warm with a cup of tea. Delicious! Day-oh, day-oh!
250 g plain flour
75 g porridge oats
175 g caster sugar
250 ml oil
A pinch of salt
Dark chocolate buttons
Preheat the oven to 180 C.
Sift the flour, oats and baking powder together. In a separate bowl beat the eggs, sugar, oil and salt together until pale and fluffy.
Fold this mixture, bananas and chocolate buttons into the flour
Spoon the mixture into muffin tins and bake for 15/20 minutes