Monday, January 29, 2018

Whole Wheat Banana Muffins - #MuffinMondays

Last week was one of those weeks. The truth is, all the stuff that happened was happening to people around me. But still, I felt it. It's not my story to tell so I can't get into it here. But I must say that I watched in awe as those around me faced some serious adversity and kept on pushing. I'm not like that. I face adversity and stop dead in my tracks for way too long. This week I want to work on that. I want to work on persevering. I want to break the mental chains that hold me in place for far too long.

All of that has nothing to do with muffins of course. It was good to lose myself in baking muffins for a bit and not think about the world around me. I tried to get lost in some cinnamon roll baking too but ended up with the ugliest batch of cinnamon rolls ever. Ah well. They still taste good. As for these muffins, they're great! I expected to have some relatively dry muffins on my hand. But while they're a bit drier than their white flour counterpart, it really isn't that much of a difference and I'd be happy to make these my go-to banana muffins. Extra fibre! The batch makes about 13 but you'll only see 11 in my pics. My brother grabbed some as soon as they got out the oven. The usual.

It's Muffin Monday so you know the drill. Great muffins await you below!

Whole Wheat Banana Muffin 

Yield: ~13 muffins


1 1/2 cups flour 
1 cup oats (I used quick cooking)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
pinch of nutmeg
1 cup mashed bananas
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
5 tablespoons oil
1 egg
1/8 teaspoon almond extract


Preheat oven to 400F. Grease a 12 cup capacity muffin pan and a small ramekin.
Mix together flour, oats, baking powder, ginger, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg.
In a separate bowl mix together bananas, sugar, milk, oil, egg, and almond extract. 
Gently stir the banana mixture into the dry ingredients. Divide among the prepared baking pans. 
Bake 13-16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

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  1. Sorry you had a rough week Kelly. Glad these muffins could give you some comfort.

  2. Baking is so therapeutic sometimes, isn't it? I hope things get better for the folks you love.

  3. Bet that ginger perked up the banana in your muffins, Kelly. I need to think about adding ginger more often. It boosted my spirit to know that folks all over the globe were aching with me. Thank you. Much love to you, my friend.

  4. Cooking always does warm the heart and heal the soul.