Whole Wheat Banana Cranberry Almond Muffins – Egg less Muffins

Whole Wheat Banana Cranberry Almond Muffins – Egg less Muffins

Desserts don’t always have to be very sweet. Muffins made with whole grains with added dried fruits and nuts make a great desert alternative. My boys prefer this kind of desserts over ice creams or cakes. They do love the traditional sweets and if given a chance would always choose them over anything else. But other than that, they don’t like overly sweet desserts. I make muffins very often with different fruit combinations and it always works great as after school snack or a dessert.

There are days when we are done with dinner very soon and they want something to eat before they get to bed. That is when these muffins with a glass of milk come in very handy. Lately, I have been involving my older one quite a bit when I am baking. This muffin was entirely made by him with me just standing next to him and giving him instructions.

When baking egg less bakes, bananas are my best choice. They add a lot of moisture in the muffin and the texture comes out great. This batter would use a little more liquid than other muffins as it has wheat flour in it and wheat flour needs more moisture.

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My other recipes this Marathon – 

Soups
Appetizers / Snacks

 

Breads and Rolls

 

Entrees



Preparation time – 10 minutes
Baking time – 15 – 18 minutes
Difficulty level – easy

Ingredients – (makes 24 small muffins)

  • Whole wheat flour – 1 cup
  • All purpose flour – ½ cup
  • Flax meal – 3 tbsp
  • Baking soda – 1 tsp
  • Baking powder – 2 tsp
  • Brown sugar – 1 cup
  • Banana – 1 cup (mashed)
  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Butter – 4 tbsp (softened)
  • Vanilla – 1 tsp
  • Cranberries – ½ cup (I used dried cranberries)
  • Almond – ¼ cup (coarsely chopped)
Whole Wheat Banana Cranberry Almond Muffins – Egg less Muffins
Procedure –
  • In a large bowl, mash the bananas. I used about 2 large bananas. Overripe bananas work well for the recipe.
  • Add the softened butter and beat well.
  • Add the brown sugar, baking soda and baking powder and beat well until the mixture is creamy.
  • Now add the milk and mix well. The mixture will appear curdled, so don’t worry.
  • In another bowl, combine the flours and the flax meal.
  • Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and gently mix. Don’t over beat at this stage as it will make the muffins turn hard.
  • If preferred, coarsely chop the dried cranberries. Reserve some almonds to layer on top and then add them along with the cranberries to the batter and gently mix.
  • Prepare the muffin tins by lining them with liners and spraying them with oil.
  • Evenly distribute the batter into the tins. Add the reserved almonds on top of the batter.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F and bake the muffins for 15 to 18 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool in the pan for about 5 minutes and then cool completely on a wire rack.
Whole Wheat Banana Cranberry Almond Muffins – Egg less Muffins

 

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10 thoughts on “Whole Wheat Banana Cranberry Almond Muffins – Egg less Muffins

  1. Your whole wheat muffins look so nutritious and inviting, I can imagine having those for breakfast. The recipe looks simle to make too, love the step by step picture. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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