Banana Weet-Bix Muffins

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

A delicious Banana Weetbix Muffin recipe perfect for using up your overripe bananas and the crumbs at the bottom of the Weetbix box.

I have been making these Banana Weet-Bix muffins for my kids since they were in kindy, and whenever I would tell them I’m baking they always request I make up a batch of muffins. They are quick and easy, and make a wonderful addition to kids school lunches – or for afternoon tea with a cuppa!

Don’t forget to lightly grease your muffin tray, to avoid the mixture from sticking when baking. You can also use a silicone muffin tray. A bonus to this recipe is that it has very little sugar, so it’s a great snack to add to your kid’s school lunches.  It’s easy to make, and there’s no need for an electric mixer, just use a bowl and a spoon!

As I do with most of the muffins and cookies I bake, I bake a big batch of these and place them in the freezer to have available for lunch boxes – not just for the kids, but for the whole family.

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banana weet-bix muffins

  • Author: Katrina

Ingredients

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  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 4 Weet-Bix, crushed
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 80g margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups SR Flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C, fan forced.
  2. Lightly grease a 12-hole muffin tray or line with paper patty cases.
  3. In a medium bowl, add bananas, Weet-Bix and milk, mix to combine. Set aside for 10 minutes to soften.
  4. In a large bowl, beat eggs and margarine.
  5. Spoon in banana mixture and fold.
  6. Add flour, sugar and chocolate chips to banana mixture, mix to combine.
  7. Spoon mixture evenly into muffin cases.
  8. Bake muffins in oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden and cooked through.
  9. Rest in tray for 5 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

For a fruity alternative, swap chocolate chips with sultanas.

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67 comments

Kirsten McCulloch July 8, 2013 - 3:45 PM

Thanks for this recipe – I need to use up some bananas! I might try it with sultanas instead of the choc chips (my eldest doesn’t like chocolate!), and see how it goes. Did the kids like it?

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Katrina July 8, 2013 - 4:10 PM

My kids came home today saying they loved them. Yay, win win cause they are healthy!! Adding sultanas is a great idea!

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Kirsten McCulloch July 8, 2013 - 5:49 PM

Awesome. I will have to try them tomorrow morning. We are still on school holidays here, and I need something to take to a friend’s house. Thanks for the update 🙂

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How many Wetbix do you add August 24, 2015 - 6:41 PM

How many Wetbix

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 25, 2015 - 11:18 AM

4 🙂

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Erin Stickman July 8, 2013 - 4:21 PM

I was wondering what to do with the weetbix “scraps”… Will try these this arvo.
Thanks 😀

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Katrina July 8, 2013 - 5:11 PM

great use for weetibix scraps, I used scraps in mine, I worked out my scraps was equivalent to one biscuit. Hope you enjoy the recipe

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Angela December 10, 2018 - 7:38 PM

Thank you Katrina, how did you work out the scraps as being 1 biscuit? I have scraps from 2 boxes and was wondering how to work out how many weetbix they make ….

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife December 11, 2018 - 9:01 AM

Hi Angela, I would say about half a cup of scraps would make up 1 weetbix 🙂

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Janette January 29, 2022 - 1:40 PM

I weigh the weetbix scraps to the same weight of 1 weetbix. Cant remember what the weight it is at the moment, but that is how I work it out.

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naomi July 8, 2013 - 4:39 PM

i brought bananas today and got given some so i currently have about 12 bananas in the house, we would never get through this many! will try this tonight, thanks!

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Katrina July 8, 2013 - 5:11 PM

Naomi, freeze the bananas that you can’t use so you can use them for recipes in the future. I freeze them with the peel on, then thaw on the bench for 2 or so hours and then peel and add to the recipe. They don’t look the best thawed, but they still taste exactly the same. Hope you enjoy this recipe

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Tracey N Neil Barron February 21, 2014 - 12:48 PM

I mash them, put them in a ziplock bag and then freeze them as they take up less space and also are faster to defrost.

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Katrina February 21, 2014 - 3:38 PM

great idea Tracey!

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Stephanie Earl June 1, 2018 - 7:45 PM

If you need to defrost frozen bananas quick place them in some hot water while still in the skin.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife June 5, 2018 - 9:32 AM

great suggestion!

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robbo July 9, 2013 - 9:00 AM

I love that recipe, I have been using it since I found it on Taste a couple of years ago and my girls love them. I partner will take some to work as breakfast too as they fill him up.

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Karen July 10, 2013 - 7:40 PM

Just made this…OMG..AMAZING!!!!

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Katrina July 11, 2013 - 9:32 AM

they are great aren’t they, my kids finished the last of them yesterday and asked me to make more. So pleased your family enjoyed them too.

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Margaret July 13, 2013 - 4:08 PM

I am a Grandmother and I just love your site, recipes great. Thank you and well done!

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Katrina February 2, 2014 - 11:24 AM

My pleasure, Margaret 🙂

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Stacy M January 22, 2014 - 7:24 AM

I’m in the US. What is weetbix? Hoping to make these for our house! Love your site!

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Sally-Anne January 22, 2014 - 3:08 PM

You can use Weetabix in the US. I’ve just made these this afternoon, and my kids have devoured them. Many thanks.

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Katrina February 2, 2014 - 11:25 AM

Sally-Anne is right – Weetbix are a wheat flake “brick”, if you will. Weetabix are a perfect alternative.

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Kate January 23, 2014 - 4:22 PM

Hi, has anyone made these using a sugar alternative? Just wondering of rice malt syrup or stevia would work (and how much to use) I’m not much of a cook so need specifics!!

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Opal February 1, 2014 - 8:14 AM

You could try honey. I’m going to try 2 tablespoons when i make these next week. I swap honey for a lot of things with sugar in it

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Katrina February 2, 2014 - 11:26 AM

Opal is right, you can use any alternative you prefer. The sugar is to help add a bit of sweetness as Weetbix can be a bit dry.

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BB January 26, 2014 - 4:19 PM

We made these today and they taste great! The only thing is they have really stuck to the muffins cases for some reason?

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Karina February 3, 2014 - 2:35 PM

Do they freeze ok?

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Allison Clark February 13, 2014 - 5:13 PM

Yummo I made these today using wild berry weetbix bites (1 cup) and the kids have gobbled them up. I didn’t have chocolate milk bits so I used white chocolate bits which I think made the flavour a little more caramel. Will try next time with wholemeal flour and omit the sugar.

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Arien September 15, 2014 - 2:37 PM

Can I make this without egg? My son is allergic.

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Vikki September 15, 2014 - 3:15 PM

If you are using up the dregs of weetbix in the bottom of the box, how many cups would you need? Approx

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Kay February 1, 2015 - 5:44 PM

Each weetbix is 30g if that helps.

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Kay February 1, 2015 - 5:47 PM

Oops, make that 30g per serve, so 15g per weetbix.

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Wendy September 17, 2014 - 7:19 PM

These are fabulous!! I used sultanas instead of chocolate too. Will definitely make these babies again and again and again. Thanks

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 19, 2014 - 10:16 AM

Ooh i love the idea of using sultanas, Wendy! They sound very yummy.:)

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Belinda October 19, 2014 - 1:35 AM

Easy to make and delicious. I used frozen bananas – peeled and put into clip lock bags. Instead of choc chips I used cocoa and also added walnuts.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 21, 2014 - 1:38 PM

Ooh i like the sound of using cocoa instead of choc chips!

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Megan hook January 19, 2015 - 1:22 PM

My son is allergic to banana. Do you think this recipe would work with puréed apple instead?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 20, 2015 - 11:14 AM

Absolutely, i can’t see any reason why. It actually sounds really yummy with banana.:)

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Kelly February 8, 2022 - 7:34 PM

Has anyone made these dairy free?

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Misty January 19, 2015 - 5:20 PM

These are YUM with saltanas instead of Choc chips!!!!!!! I made them to freeze for lunches but they didn’t make it to the freezer. Now I have to make another batch but I’ll sneak them in the freezer before my husband and daughter see them ???? Definately a new fav!!!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 20, 2015 - 11:17 AM

Misty, Sultanas is a fantastic variation. Sounds very yummy.:) I must give it a try.

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Melissa July 17, 2015 - 11:22 AM

So tasty!! My 3 and 1 year old love them. I used I cup of sultanas and only 2 teaspoons of raw sugar and they turned out fantastically! Thanks 🙂

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 17, 2015 - 11:24 AM

Fantastic Melissa.:) Yum sultanas in them sund delicious!

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Annabelle October 23, 2015 - 10:28 PM

I tried these today using Gluten-free weetbix and omitting the sugar. Delicious. There are NONE left. Thanks for great recipe.

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Kirsty October 24, 2015 - 7:14 AM

So I was scrolling through my FB feed at 6am this morning and your muffin post popped up. Suffice to say that got me up, and I baked ’em! What a great way to use up my very ripe bananas that were sitting in the fridge awaiting their demise.
Awesome tasting muffins, nice and light and the white choc chips were a great touch.

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Kate - Kat's Assistant October 26, 2015 - 10:01 AM

Kirsty, they are so yummy aren’t they!.:)

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Fiona November 5, 2015 - 7:34 PM

How many grams/ml per cup? Not in Oz and my jugs have uk and us cup measurements. Which do I use?

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Rebecca January 12, 2016 - 2:59 PM

My kids absolutely love this recipe. Thank you for sharing it some time ago. I also only do 1/2 cup of choc chips and it normally makes 18 muffins for me. Love it, thank you.

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Karen January 15, 2016 - 6:50 PM

Hi, this recipe looks fab but I do not like to use margarine. If I used butter, can you advise if the quantity would change. Many thanks.

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JEssica January 23, 2016 - 7:25 PM

Hi, I was just wondering do these freeze well and defrost nice and moist. I have a mile of weetbix!! I could make like 100 batches but we may be sick of them by then. Any other ideas to make with weetbix that are moist and freeze and defrost well for school lunches. TIA

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Sarah October 6, 2016 - 12:40 PM

My little bloke love love loves this recipe!! And now that I’ve started the back to school bake-a-thon, these are on my radar 🙂 Quick question, would subbing the SR flour for wholemeal SR flour still work? Unsure as have never subbed it out before.

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VANESSA ANN Merriman December 14, 2016 - 1:34 PM

MUFFINS YUMMY

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Rhyl May 3, 2017 - 7:01 PM

Use up more Weet-Bix crumbs with this Chocolate Slice – mix 3 1/2 Weet-Bix (1 cup), 1 cup coconut or sultanas, chopped dried apricots, etc, 1 cup SR flour, 2 tabs cocoa (optional), 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 teas vanilla with 125 g melted butter/margarine. Press into slice tray and bake 20 minutes at 180 degrees. Ice with chocolate icing and sprinkle with coconut. Cut into squares when cool.

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Nemo February 13, 2018 - 8:28 PM

Worked out ok, if a bit bland.

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Cara March 19, 2018 - 3:58 PM

I added 2 tablespoon cornflour for that cvakey texture YUM!

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Cara March 19, 2018 - 3:59 PM

I added 2 tablespoon cornflour for that cakey texture YUM!

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Candice March 25, 2018 - 10:13 PM

Thanks so much for this recipe. It has been one of our go-to school morning teas for ages now. You can leave out the choc chips, use less sugar, use other high-fibre cereal dregs, add some cinnamon, and it is always great.

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Fiona May 30, 2021 - 4:35 PM

Absolutely delicious! Will definitely be making again. Perhaps next time I’ll try spelt flour and dark chips.

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Candice March 25, 2018 - 10:18 PM

Poke some blueberries into some of the muffins in the tray for the people that like them, instead of choc chips, too.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife March 26, 2018 - 3:19 PM

Such a great idea! I love blueberries

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Leigh September 15, 2019 - 4:28 PM

Hi Katrina and all. So glad to have found your site. Can I use olive oil instead of margarine? If yes what is the equivalent? Thanks so much

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 17, 2019 - 8:47 AM

I haven’t tried this before Leigh, but a few websites suggest it would work fine. The conversion rate according to http://thepassionateolive.com/baking-with-olive-oil-instead-of-butter/ suggests 1/4 cup olive oil. If you give this a go, please let me know how it turns out. Kat 🙂

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Brandi October 17, 2021 - 9:30 PM

Hi there!

Just wondering what happened to this recipe?
It’s a family fav but can’t find it anymore.

Thank you.

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Louise Monaghan February 12, 2022 - 4:10 PM

Absoultley beautiful, I made these today for my grandson……sooooooooo good

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