Wednesday, March 28, 2012

100% Whole Wheat Banana Muffins

I have a pedestal cake plate that has a glass dome that sits on my kitchen counter, and I always try and have something “homemade” under the dome for my family to grab when they are hungry.
 What appears under the dome changes a couple times a week but it generally is a muffin, a scone or some quick bread.  Muffins are just so easy to make and they tend to stay nice and moist.  I am always searching for recipes that use products that fall under the “good for you” category.  I believe these muffins utilize ingredients that I can feel good about for my family to eat like whole wheat flour instead of all purpose, canola oil instead of butter or shortening, and maple syrup or honey instead of refined sugar.   They make me happy knowing the ingredients are better for my family and my family is happy because they like them.

 Believe me, these Whole Wheat Banana Muffins don’t stay under the dome very long!!   Try them for your family – and don’t shy away from the White Whole Wheat Flour – they won’t even know it is whole wheat!!!


100% Whole Wheat Banana Muffins

3 ½ cups White Whole Wheat Flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup canola or olive oil (I usually use canola oil)

2/3 cup pure maple syrup or honey

1/3  cup  brown sugar

4 eggs

2 cups mashed ripe bananas (This is generally 5-7 bananas)

½ cup warm milk

1 cup add-ins if desired (mini chocolate chips, raisins, chopped nuts etc.)


Preheat oven to 325. Stir together dry ingredients in a small bowl.


Beat oil and maple syrup (or honey), brown sugar and eggs in a large mixing bowl.  Add bananas and stir to combine.


Add the dry ingredients to the wet, alternating with the hot milk and mixing after each addition.  Beginning and ending with the flour mixture.  Gently fold in add-ins if desired.


Spoon into 24 greased muffin cups.  Bake for 15 – 17 minutes or until muffins are browned and test done.


Remove when done and cool on rack.


Enjoy!


Julie

6 comments:

  1. These sound very tasty and actually good for you with the whole wheat!

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  2. These muffins look incredible! I love the combination of bananas and raisins and that sounds so good in these muffins. I like the suggestion to use maple syrup. Thinking about all of these flavors is making me hungry!

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  3. I would love to make these muffins, can you substitute Agave Nectar for the honey/maple syrup?

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    1. Rachelle,
      We have never tried substituting the Agave Nectar. I think it would work. If you try it, let us know how it works for you. Thanks so much for visiting!
      ~Kim

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