‘Foosty’ Banana and Apple Spiced Muffins

Ever wondered what to do with a practically mouldy (foosty) banana? And apples which are getting towards the wrinkly stage? Make muffins! Well matured bananas make great cakes.

Well ripened banana and apples
Well ripened banana and apples

These are slightly on the savoury side. I deliberately held back on the sugar because of the banana and apples both of which go sweeter as they ripen. To be honest I could have added a little more sugar, but the icing on the top I think balances them well. They are very light. I made these for a lady at work who very kindly brought me in some homemade strawberry jam.

Here’s the recipe:

MDM’s Foosty Banana and Apple Spiced Muffins (makes 12)

1x egg

1 super ripe banana

110g sugar

170g flour

145g margarine

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp ginger

1 tbsp. vegetable oil

185g over-ripe dessert apples (3x very small ones) chopped into 1cm3-sized cubes

  1. Preheat oven to fan 160oC.
  2. Weigh all ingredients (apart from apples) into a bowl and mix well – a hand blender is ideal.
  3. Stir in the apples gently.
  4. Spoon into paper cases.
  5. Bake in oven for 25 minutes. Remove when skewer inserted into cake comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool.
  7. Ice with water-icing.



Also how cool is this stop clock? Obviously it counts up rather than down, so you have to pay attention but it’s so cool that I just had to use it for these cakes – the joys of finding random things you didn’t know you had when moving house!

Rustic stopclock
Rustic stopclock




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