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 :)
Cooking and trying out new recipes is my passion. I come from a family with where type 2 diabetes is very common and we have lost many loved one due to complications of this disease. This blog is my humble attempt to create low-carb and healthy dishes and well as healthy lifestyle tips suitable for diabetics. This blog is to prove that healthy, primarily diabetic-friendly foods, can be tasty as well. Kuhapriyai @ Gita