A Whole Wheat Muffin to be Excited About…

This recipe is slightly adapted from Sprouted Kitchen

If you haven’t noticed muffins are one of my favorite things to make. Harper is such a picky eater and she hates most breakfast foods. So, I make lots of variations on muffins because it is one of the very few things she will actually eat. They also will provide breakfast for days and are simple to freeze and defrost if that’s your jam.

This recipe is a take on a whole wheat muffin. Generally I don’t like baking with whole wheat flour because it can become very chewy but in the spirit of baking healthy for Harper I decided to give this one a shot. The diced banana in this recipe gives the needed relief from the whole wheat making these the perfect healthy snack or breakfast. Give them a shot and comment below with your thoughts!

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 cup vegetable oil (or any neutral oil)
1 cup buttermilk
11/2 cup mashed ripe banana (about 3 small)
1 large egg
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 diced banana
1 cup chocolate chips
turbinado sugar, for sprinkling (optional)

Start by moving your oven rack to the lower middle portion and preheat your to 375 Degrees. Line or grease and flour your muffin tin.

Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl and set aside.
In a separate bowl whisk the oil, buttermilk, mashed banana, egg, vanilla, syrup and granulated sugar until completely combined. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and fold until incorporated.

Sprinkle a touch of flour into your chocolate chips and stir to coat, this will prevent them from sinking to the bottom. Then add your diced banana and chocolate chips to your batter. Stir only a few times to incorporate being cautious not to over mix.

Fill the prepared muffin tin about 2/3 full and then sprinkle the turbinado sugar on top. Bake for approximately for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Let cool and enjoy!

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