The weekend craving for something sweet did not skip me this weekend either. I could not resist having all the necessary ingredients to quickly mix my favorite muffins. If you wonder how they are different from other muffins, I will tell you: nothing in this world is the same as other. Sometimes recipes miss ingredients and that is not because the author has forgotten to add them but because they need to be added by you. Experiment with toppings and flavors that will give you the satisfaction you need. So, here we go- a quick, healthier option for your afternoon coffee.
The recipe is for 12 medium big whole wheat muffins
- 2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup of walnuts
- 2 bananas
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Grease your muffin paper cups with olive oil spray (I made my own spray using a regular plastic spray bottle that I filled up with olive oil).
In a bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, the brown sugar sugar, the baking soda powder, the salt, the cinnamon and the vanilla and mix well. In another bowl, combine the milk, the olive oil and the egg; blend well. Add the milk mixture with the dry ingredients all at once; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Now it is time to add the soft bananas that you need to mash and mix with the mixture which needs to look heavy and sticky. If you would like you can add the walnuts to the batter or keep them just as a topping.
I fill 2/3 of the muffins cups and add toppings. I usually add as toppings walnuts, granola, slices of banana or dark chocolate chunks. However, I like experimenting with ingredients and you can do the same- the choices are unlimited.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove the muffins from the baking pan so that they won’t become wet.
They need to cool off a little bit and are ready to serve with coffee, warm milk, tea or hot chocolate. Hope you will like it as much as my friends do!