Healthy Banana Muffins with Wheat Germ

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Healthy Banana Muffins with Wheat Germ

 

Mornings are tough.

Especially school mornings.

Trying to get everyone ready and out of the house with something in their stomachs becomes a daily challenge.  And then you get the “I don’t want that” or “I don’t like that” coming out of their mouths.

Or simply “I don’t have time”.

Well, this Healthy Banana Muffins with Wheat Germ recipe is a great way to get something “healthy” and satisfying into their stomach, and they can eat them on the run.

 

Healthy Banana Muffins with Wheat Germ is a great way to get something “healthy” and satisfying into their stomach

 

Say goodbye to the Mc Donald ’s sausage biscuit, the $3.00 muffin at Starbucks and the carb-rich bagel with cream cheese.  Try this cheaper and much healthier alternative.

And don’t forget about the Super Simple Scones recipe.  With the addition of nuts and dried fruits, especially blueberries and almonds, you add a great nutritional punch.

All with the additional satisfaction of knowing exactly what is in your food.

 

Healthy Banana Muffins with Wheat Germ

Healthy Banana Muffins with Wheat Germ

 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flours (use all white, or 1 cup white, 1/2 cup wheat for best texture)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 - let them get really ripe)
  • 1/2 cup milk (or buttermilk)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil (I like to use extra virgin olive oil because it's a good for you oil)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400º F. Line 16 muffin cups with muffin papers.

Step 2

Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and wheat germ together in a medium mixing bowl. In another bowl combine the bananas, milk, eggs, oil and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl. Whisk to combine. Mix in the dry ingredients. Spoon the batter into prepared muffin cups.

Step 3

Bake the muffins until the tops are golden brown and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean; about 25 minutes.


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