You got bananas that kids did not eat and they are now overripe. You wanted kids to eat bananas because of its health benefits, but kids won’t listen. That’s exactly what happened with me and that’s when the whole wheat banana muffins recipe came as a rescue.
The nutritional values of overripe banana is equal to a regular banana. Find out what Cortney Staruch has to say about the overripe Bananas. It’s just an overripe banana that nobody likes to eat. I would have otherwise thrown these bananas, but not anymore. You can use these bananas to make your healthy banana muffins with whole wheat flour. An extremely delicious, moist, healthy, and flavorful recipe.
Whole Wheat Banana with Chocolate Chips
These whole wheat banana chocolate chip muffins are by and large, one of my best and clean healthy muffin recipe. The whole wheat muffins acquire much of its sweetness from the overripe bananas. Therefore, I have used just a limited amount of sugar, that too brown sugar. The brown sugar not only keeps the recipe healthy but also enhances the color of the whole wheat muffin recipe.
I prefer to keep sugar at the minimum and believe in adding sweetness naturally to the baked goodies. I use a lot of fruits in my recipes and extract sweetness from them. My coffee date cake and mango semolina muffins are other examples of such recipes.
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins with Whole Wheat Flour
I usually keep a stock of bananas at home. Whenever you are a little hungry and want to avoid eating junk, they act a good supplement. Typically, this leaves me with overripe banana quite often. I have also successfully experimented with Vegan Banana Chocolate Bread and Whole Wheat Vegan Banana Bread using the overripe bananas.
This time the idea was to bake whole wheat banana chocolate chip muffins. The first experiment was with eggs. I wanted to ensure that these whole wheat banana muffins stay soft. However, I personally don’t eat eggs. So experimented again and made the eggless version of whole wheat banana muffins.
To enhance the taste, I added cinnamon and nutmeg in these banana muffins. Cinnamon and nutmeg blend well with banana and makes the baked goodies exotic. The exuberant aroma was all over while I was baking the banana muffins.
Healthy Whole Wheat Banana Muffins
Everything in this recipe is just healthy. Be it bananas, brown sugar, olive oil or whole wheat. So much of goodness needed some choco chips to make the recipe more exciting. This lip smacking food gets ready in less than 30 minutes. That’s all it takes for you to earn those extra brownie points from your friends and family.
Let’s start with the recipe.
|Whole Wheat Flour||1 cup|
|Overripe bananas (Large)||2|
|Brown Sugar||1/3 cup|
|Baking Powder||½ tsp|
|Baking Soda||½ tsp|
|Olive Oil||1/3 cup|
|Nutmeg powder||¼ tsp|
|Choco Chips||For garnish (optional)|
|Total Calories||1556.93 Calories|
|Total Servings||9 Muffins|
|Calories per Serving||172.9 Calories|
In a bowl, mash bananas with masher or fork and make banana puree. Prefer to use overripe Bananas to enhance the taste.
Add oil and sugar. Mix it well until sugar dissolves. I have used organic brown sugar for this recipe. It is healthier than refined white sugar and will give a nice colour to the muffins.
Add vanilla essence, cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder. Mix it. Adding spices like cinnamon and nutmeg is completely optional. I love cinnamon not only because of its flavour but also for its health benefits. If you want, you can skip these.
In a separate bowl, take whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Sift all the dry ingredients together. Whenever you are baking cakes and muffins, it is important to sift all the dry ingredients. Sifting will break the lumps, if any, and aerates it at the same time. When flour is sifted with other dry ingredients, it helps to combine them evenly. When a recipe calls for sifting, then don’t skip this step.
Now gently fold all the dry ingredients into wet ingredients and make a smooth batter. Make sure there are no lumps in the batter.
Add milk to the batter and make the batter of pouring consistency. Meanwhile, preheat the oven at 180 °C. Take a muffin tray and arrange muffin liners into it.
Fill each cavity up to ¾. Sprinkle Chocochips and bake these at 180 °C for 20 minutes.
Once done, take out the muffin tray from oven. Place all the muffins on a wired rack and let them come to room temperature. Well, I like to have muffins the moment they are out from oven.
Healthy Eggless whole wheat Banana muffins are ready to serve. Enjoy these anytime of the day without having any guilt. A healthy sweet muffins for those who have that sweet tooth. Your kids will love eating them and you will be filled with joy seeing your kids eating healthy.
Many a times it’s the simplest thing that satisfy you the most. These whole wheat banana muffins are one of the simplest muffins to make at home.
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