Whole Wheat blue berry banana muffins

Dear friends, Wishing you all a Happy Mother's Day. This Mother's Day went on very well with surprise gifts from my kids and my hubby. My little ones gave me cards that they decorated in school and hand-painted flower pots. I could not take pictures of the flower pots since I have strict orders from Krithikha not to take any until we plant something in them. Hubby also surprised me with some flowering plants and we had a kind of a mini-vacation to Los Angeles.  Though going for trips like these are a little tiring for me these days with the prepping and planning, in the end it all worth it, when we saw the happy faces of the little ones, especially when we took them to the zoo.

Coming on to the recipe, banana bread is one of favorite and I tend to bake them more often based on requests or if I have any leftover overripe bananas. These muffins are very kids-friendly and ideal for snack boxes or for breakfasts for kids when you are looking for a diversion. I sometimes add jaggery instead of sugar-free sweeteners when I making these only for the kids.

1. Whole wheat flour, 1-1/2 cup.
2. Egg, 1.
3. Banana, medium-size, 3.
4. Blue berries, 1 cup.
5. Vanilla essence, 1 teaspoon.
6. Baking soda, 1 teaspoon.
7. Salt, a pinch.
8. Melted butter or any light oil like canola oil, saffola oil, or light olive oil, 1/2 cup.
9. Any sugar-free sweetener or brown sugar, or palm sugar, 1 cup.

Mash the bananas into a paste with a fork in a big bowl. Break in the egg into the same bowl. Add the oil, vanilla essence, salt, and sweetener and beat everything until the mixture is frothy, using a fork or an egg beater. Meanwhile sift the baking soda with the flour and add it slowly to the wet mixture. Mix everything just enough until there are no lumps in the mixture.  Add the blue berries and mix everything and pour the cake mixture into a greased muffin pan or a regular baking pan. Bake them at 350 degrees in a preheated oven  for 10-12 minutes until the muffins are done. To check for doneness prick a fork into one of the muffins and if the fork comes out clean, it means the muffins are done.

Note:  It may take a little longer if a baking dish is used instead of a muffin pan.

Variation: Chopped walnuts or almonds can also be added into the batter.

Hubby's Mother's Day gift :)


Sandhya Hariharan said...

Going wholewheat is soo brave.. It is still healthy n yumm.


Wonderful muffins...Sure kids love them a lot...kalkuringa...Flower pots are so nice...

Uma Anandane said...

Happy Mother's day Gita !
Lovely recipe and I guess you have started so many innovative items ...cool :)

Harini said...

Looks lovely,I too make muffins with whole wheat these days.

Unknown said...

Healthy and tasty ..... Sounds interesting!!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Perfect looking blueberry muffins.Perfect gift for Mother's day.

nandoos kitchen said...

muffins look perfect

Shama Nagarajan said...

awesome dear

Merry Tummy said...

whole wheat and fruits...i say yes yes yes yes bring it on baby!:)

Menaga Sathia said...

Healthy n tasty muffins,beautiful flower pots!!

Priya Suresh said...

Thats a fantastic muffins, god i can have happily some muffins rite now..

Unknown said...

Hi Gita, those muffins look so delicious. I've had a hankering for banana muffins of late, and wish I could eat all of those! :)

Treat and Trick said...

I love your healthy version Gita! Bookmarked..