Delicious Budget-Friendly Banana Breakfast Muffins

Food shop on a budget

Budget-Friendly Carrot and Banana Breakfast Muffin

Are you a first timer doing a food shop on a budget? Or are you the food shop on a budget Queen? Either way, these budget friendly Carrot and Banana Breakfast Muffins are the perfect frugal bite and will help to keep your food shop on budget. Would you believe I have been making these regularly over the last two years? 

Furthermore, recipes like these are key to staying on track whilst on my budgeting journey. Do you ever find you’re running out the door and have to stop at a shop because you haven’t prepared? These, along with many other of my recipes, help me to be organised in the mornings and keep my no spend day plans successful. Moreover, these are great for popping into the kids lunch box, or grabbing as a quick snack for yourself.

This recipe, along with many others, will fit into your savings plan. More importantly, it will help you to get the most out of your food shop on a budget. These can be stored in a container for up to four days or can be frozen for up to two months.


Serves                                 12
Prep Time                          15 mins
Cooking Time                   20 Mins

  • 170g whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup)
  • 2–3 bananas mashed
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/3 cup of sultanas
  • 2 tbsp rolled oats, for top

Food shop on a budget


  1. Firstly, preheat the oven to 220 C and line a 12 cup-muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. Then, in a large mixing bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. Next, in another mixing bowl, whisk the two eggs, vanilla, with the melted coconut oil for 15 seconds. 
  4. Add maple syrup and whisk. Add the bananas and sultanas and stir until thoroughly combined.
  5. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry, and stir just until combined. Mix/ Stir in the shredded carrots and walnuts.
  6. Fill the muffin liners  up with the  mixture. Add a sprinkle of oats on top of each muffin. 
  7. Place the muffins in the oven and bake for 20 minutes at 180 C, or until a toothpick inserted in centimetre comes out clean.
  8. Remove the muffins to a wire rack and cool completely. 
  9. Finally, enjoy immediately!

Cant get enough? Are you looking for more recipes that will help you keep your food shopping on budget and on plan? Check out my Jerk Marinade Recipe

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