Friday, 15 July 2016

Madhouse recipe : Ready Brek, Apple & Banana Muffins

I'm still working my way through a huge stash of Ready Brek - if you're reading this from outside of the UK and you're unfamiliar with the brand, it's very finely ground oats that make a totally lump-free, smooth porridge - and I've realised that you can use it quite successfully as an alternative to flour in most muffins and heavy cakes. These were designed as breakfast muffins but got polished off by the Madhouse kids as soon as they came out of the oven !

 Ready Brek, Apple & Banana Muffins

ingredients :

100g (3 sachets) of Ready Brek
50g flour
1tsp baking powder
50g sugar
100ml coconut water (or you could use milk)
1 egg
1tsp vanilla extract
40g butter, melted
1 apple, peeled and chopped
1 banana, mashed

Put the Ready Brek, flour, sugar and baking powder in a bowl.

Add the wet ingredients and the fruit and mix to form a thick, sticky dough.

Spoon into a greased silicon muffin tin. You might want to smooth them down a bit more than I did - I assumed they'd flatten down into a more regular shape like most muffins during cooking but they actually stayed exactly as they were when they went into the oven.

Bake at 180° for 20 minutes until firm to the touch and nicely browned.

They were actually much tastier than I expected - not overly sweet and the fruit gave them a nice moistness. They would be perfect for breakfast on the go ... if they last long enough !

Adding to the #KitchenClearout linky because it helped use up some of my stash of Ready Brek.


  1. Such great ideas to get rid of bits in the kitchen
    Never thought of using readybrek in recipes
    Definately like the sound of these

    1. This is what I love about #KitchenClearout - giving people ways to use up things that may well end up in the bin otherwise. I've been using some of the ideas that other people have linked up as we all seem to have the same kinds of things lurking in our fridges and cupboards !