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whole wheat banana muffins

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

These are tasty, moist and wholesome too!

yield 12 muffins
prep time 10 Min
cook time 23 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For whole wheat banana muffins

  • 1 1/2 c
    whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 c
    unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    old-fashioned rolled oats, plus more to sprinkle on top
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground himalayan sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 3 lg
    overripe bananas (about 1 cup), mashed
  • 2 lg
    free-range eggs, room temperature and beaten
  • 1/2 c
    apple sauce
  • 1/2 c
    maple sugar (substitute raw sugar, palm sugar or brown sugar), plus more to sprinkle on top
  • 1/2 c
    buttermilk, room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil (grapeseed, canola, etc.)
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2/3 c
    walnuts, chopped

How To Make whole wheat banana muffins

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375ºF and line a 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners; set aside.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, combine flours, oats, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg; whisk until mixed and set aside.
  • 3
    In the bowl of a stand mixer, add mashed bananas, beaten eggs, apple sauce, maple sugar, buttermilk, oil and pure vanilla extract. With the paddle attachment, process on medium speed until blended.
  • 4
    Add half the dry ingredients and process on low speed for 30 seconds. Add the remaining half of the dry ingredients and walnuts; process until just combined, cleaning the sides and scraping the bottom of the bowl.
  • 5
    Evenly spoon the batter in the prepared muffin cups, filling each ¾ full. Sprinkle the tops with oats and maple sugar. Gently tap the pan to dislodge any trapped air bubbles.
  • 6
    Transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 22 to 24 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out with just a few crumbs.
  • 7
    Remove from the heat and let the muffins cool in the pan for 5 to 7 minutes before unmolding and transferring them on a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 8
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