RECIPE: Banana Apple Yoghurt Muffin Bake

I enjoy making the lunches until about week 5 so this term I’ve gone out on a limb and made and frozen lots of food so that the remaining weeks won’t be so hard.  I am living in hope that this works because after nearly 6 years of this lunch box gig I’m yet to find the answer to easy and varied lunch boxes.  This muffin bake was a quick Sunday afternoon bake.  Instead of the usual muffin cases, I poured it into a lamington tin and watched the magic happen.  This delicious bake was super moist and lasted for nearly a week of lunch boxes even after sharing some with friends.  If you’re after an easy lunch box treat or something to share for morning tea duty then give this a go.

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RECIPE: Banana Apple Yoghurt Muffin Bake


  • 2 & 1/2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon mixed spice
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup greek yoghurt or vanilla yoghurt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large over-ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 large apple, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • Extra 2 tablespoons maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 180C and grease a 20x 30cm lamington pan.  Line base and sides with baking paper extending 2cm over the sides.
  2. Place flours and mixed spice into a large bowl make a well in the centres.
  3. Add maple syrup, egg, oil, yoghurt, milk, banana and apple.  Mix until just combined.
  4. Pour into prepared pan  and spread to level the mix.  Sprinkle with oats and extra maple syrup.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top is golden and firm to touch.
  6. Let the slice cool in the pan for 10 minutes before cooling on a rack.
  7. Slice and serve in the lunchboxes or freeze individual portions for throughout the term.

Happy Baking!