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Eggless Wheatgerm & Banana Muffins – Healthy Treat Which is Scrumptious too!

29 March 2011 24 Comments

wheatgerm banana muffins

Eating healthy meals and including foods which does wonders to your body is no easy task. Our palates are more accustomed to eating what we eat day in and day out. And adding or excluding anything from the regular meal demands a big challenge. The onus invariably falls on the mom to make the recipe more appeasing for her family to at least try out the so called healthy foods. But for these Muffins, I could have never imagined my kids eating wheatgerm and banana which has past its prime! I was really surprised when I saw my kids reaching out for these muffins with a big smile. Chocolate chips were added to deceive them …mission accomplished  :)

wheatgerm banana muffins

wheatgerm..can you see that blackened banana..

Ingredients;

  • 1 cup wholewheat flour
  • 1/4 cup wheatgerm
  • 1/2 cup mashed Banana
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup curd/yogurt
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking soda
  • 1 tsp. Baking powder
  • Chocolate chips

Method: Use overripe bananas to make these Muffins. Freeze the overripe bananas till use. Take a large vessel and sift flour, baking powder and baking soda in it. Add wheatgerm in the flour mix. Peel and mash the banana with a fork in another vessel. Add curd, oil and sugar into it. Whisk the mixture till the sugar is dissolved.

wheatgerm banana muffins

ready to go in the oven..

Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and fold it lightly.

Preheat the oven at 180 C . Grease a muffin mould and arrange paper cups in it. Pour a small ladle of the batter into each mould and fill it up to 2/3 rd of the capacity. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over each muffin.  Bake the Muffins at 180 degree C for about 20 minutes. Take out the muffin tray and let it cool for 20 minutes.

wheatgerm banana muffins

All done!

Serve the muffins with your favorite frosting, jam, chocolate cream or just dust them with powder sugar.

wheatgerm banana muffins

cooling time..

You could never make out the wheatgerm taste in these muffins..good for you :)

wheatgerm banana muffins

Golden beauties..

Standing high..these muffins are a perfect breakfast treat!

wheatgerm banana muffins

See the speckled wheatgerm inside..

Those black strings are from the banana variety I have used, and the yellow specks are the wheatgerm.

wheatgerm banana muffins

Posing high!

Balancing act!

wheatgerm banana muffins

Yum bite…

Notes;

  1. Use refined flour if you want more lighter and fluffier muffins.
  2. Replace white sugar with Palm sugar for more nutrition.
  3. Add extra milk or liquid if the batter feels a nit dry. As the consistency of yogurt may vary.
  4. Grated apples in the batter will make these muffins more delicious.
  5. These healthy muffins make a scrumptious snack box for school children.
  6. A delightful way to start your Sunday morning with these delicious Breakfast muffins.

More about wheatgerm in my other post here;

Wheat Germ

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24 Comments »

  • rebecca said:

    thanks for joining me down under great muffins
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  • Krithi said:

    Sanjeeta, Can’t eat more healthier or tastier than that.. That was so awesome…

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  • Niv Mani said:

    There is a relative of that blackened fruit sitting in my freezer, awaiting a similar delicious fate! I think you just sealed it!

  • sunitha said:

    You have surely accomplished a fantastic way to make healthy food a treat than drudgery. :) Nice!
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  • Tanvi@Sinfully Spicy said:

    I have never seen wheatgerm being used in baking.Awesome recipe Sanjeeta.Texture of muffins looks great even though its an eggless recipe
    P.S. I recently forwarded your site to one of my aunt whose daughter is allergic to eggs.She’s loving it :)
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  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Tanvi, Thanks for the generous act :) Love you, take care.

  • Cakewhiz said:

    I wish i could grab one of those cute muffins right away… they are so hard to resist! hehe

  • Magic of Spice said:

    These look incredibly moist and delicious!

  • sweetlife said:

    a perfect snack for my kiddos, thanks for sharing!!

    sweetlife
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  • peachkins said:

    Nice move..kids will eat anything with chocolate!

  • MaryMoh said:

    Wow….love that moist look. Would be so very nice with a cup of coffee..mmm
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  • Ivy said:

    Sangeeta, these muffins looks so moist and delicious, perfect for a healthy snack. Thanks a lot for linking you recipe to Creative Concoctions.
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  • Simone said:

    I can see why your kids would eat this! It looks totally delicious. I do know what you mean with trying to eat healthy foods… It can be a struggle sometimes but this would sure do the trick!
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  • Priya Mahadevan said:

    Would like to eat them off the pics – SO deadly delicious do they look :)
    I am bookmarking to try – have all the ingredients readily available -Yay!
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  • Panchpakwan said:

    Yummy and healhty muffins..
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  • lisaiscooking said:

    I love the nutty taste of whole wheat flour and wheat germ, and the banana and yogurt must have given these great texture. I can see why everyone loved them!
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  • Robyn | Add a Pinch said:

    Oh my, these look so, so, so delicious. I’ve not made banana muffins with wheatgerm before. I can’t wait to try.
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  • Mary said:

    This really looks delicious and I’m sure they were gobbled up by anyone who had a chance to eat them. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

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  • Barbarab said:

    Not only looking really delicious, but healthy and guilt-free as well! Good work, Sanjeeta!
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  • Joanne said:

    I love that you added chocolate chips to these! THey look delicious even without them, but chocolate makes everything better!
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  • Reeni said:

    What scrumptious little treats with the chocolate chips and banana! I love the combo! And you made them so healthy too.
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  • Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said:

    These muffins are gorgeous. Egg free. Yum!
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  • Nandini said:

    The muffins are gorgeous! Kids will surely gobble them!
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