Ingredients to prepare: Pour boiling water to cover over 1/2 cup sultanas and set aside. Place 1 cup dates in a blender with 1/2 cup of hot water and whizz to a paste.
Dry ingredients: 1 cup plain flour, 1 cup wholemeal flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda, 1/2 tsp salt
Wet ingredients: 3 mashed over-ripe bananas, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, 1 tsp vanilla extract, date paste (see above) and 1 beaten egg.
Preheat the oven to 200°C.
Place 12 muffin cases in a muffin tin.
Sieve all the dry ingredients into a large bowl.
Mix wet ingredients together in a bowl.
Add wet mixture plus drained sultanas to the dry ingredients.
Blend until well combined.
Spoon mixture into each muffin case.
Place in the oven for around 20 minutes (until an inserted skewer comes out clean).
Trust me, these muffins are delicious.
And here’s the thing: they’re even more delicious the next day, if there are any left!