Incredible Banana Muffins are "Jazzy-licious!" These muffins use ripe bananas instead of eggs as the binder. They are supersized, moist, slightly sweet, and chocked full of nutritious ingredients.
Incredible Banana Muffins
Makes 6 Giant muffins, 12 Medium, or 24 mini-muffins
These moist muffins are sweet but not overly so, making them a scrumptious treat for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or dessert. This recipe uses ripe bananas rather than eggs for binding. Wheat germ adds both texture and nutrition, while dark chocolate contributes antioxidants, not to mention a decadent taste.
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
1⁄2 cup brown sugar
1⁄2 cup toasted wheat germ
1 ¼ cups plain or vanilla nondairy milk, plus more as needed
2 to 3 ripe bananas, mashed until smooth
1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
½ cup walnuts, rough chopped
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Oil a six-cup standard muffin tin.
Put the flours, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl and stir with a dry whisk to combine. Add the brown sugar and wheat germ and stir with the whisk to combine. Stir in the nondairy milk, bananas, and oil and mix just until incorporated. Stir in the walnuts. The mixture will be quite thick, but if it seems overly dry, stir in a bit more nondairy milk, 1 tablespoon at a time. Don’t overmix or the muffins will be tough.
Mound the mixture into the prepared muffin cups. Put the pan on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Decrease the temperature to 375 degrees F and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden and a toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out almost clean.
Put the pan on a wire rack and loosen the sides of each muffin with a knife. Let cool for about 15 minutes. Carefully remove the muffins. Serve warm or at room temperature.
or so above each hole in the tin. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for about 40-45 minutes, checking every 15 minutes. If muffins are browning too fast, lower temperature to 375º. Remove muffins and let cool 10-15 minutes before carefully removing and placing on serving platter. These giant muffins are jazzylicious!