Recipe: Karen’s Banana & Nut Muffins

Delicious and wholesome and also reasonably healthy. These are the tastiest muffins ever! Recipe courtesy of my girlfriend. Makes 12.



2/3 cup plain flour
1/3 cup almond meal
1 tsp baking powder
2/3 tsp bicarb of soda
pinch salt
2/3 tsp cinnamon
2 large ripe bananas
1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup chopped nuts (pecans/walnuts)


Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius (fan-forced).

Beat butter, sugar, egg & vanilla essence in a bowl until smooth and creamy. Continue mixing and add mashed bananas followed by the flour, bicarb of soda, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Stir in nuts.

Put into a greased & floured muffin tray and cook for 14-15 minutes. Serve with a knob of butter & dusted with icing sugar. Mmmmmmm!

Recipe: Lemon & Sugar Crepes

This crepe recipe is very simple and consistently makes beautiful thin & tasty crepes. I used lemon & sugar to top them here but use whatever toppings take your fancy! Serves 4.


1 cup flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk 
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons (30g) butter, melted

1/2 tablespoon caster sugar
Juice of 1/4 lemon

In a large bowl whisk together the flour and eggs. Continue whisking and add the milk and water, followed by the salt and butter until you have a smooth, lump-free consistency.

Pour about 1/4 cup of mixture over a greased frypan on medium-high heat and quickly rotate the frypan so the mixture thinly covers the whole surface. Turn over after 1-2mins and cook for 30secs on the other side before turning out onto a plate and repeating.

Sprinkle with sugar & lemon juice. Enjoy!