Wholesome Poppy Seed Banana Muffins

    45 minutes

    A perfect healthy snack option these tasty muffins are packed with great ingredients like bran, honey, bananas and poppy seeds.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 1/4 cups (155g) wholemeal flour
    • 90g wheat bran
    • 50g wheatgerm
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 eggs
    • 3 tablespoons honey
    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 250g (3 medium, peeled) mashed ripe bananas
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) skim milk
    • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
    • 3 to 4 tablespoons poppy seeds

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease a 12 cup muffin pan or line with paper muffin cups.
    2. In a large bowl, combine wholemeal flour, wheat bran, wheatgerm, bicarb soda, baking powder and salt together.
    3. In a medium bowl, beat together eggs, honey and vegetable oil. Stir in bananas, milk, lemon juice and poppy seeds.
    4. Make a well in the centre of the wholemeal flour mixture, and pour in egg and banana mixture. Fold together until just combined. Spoon evenly into the prepared muffin pans.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted in the centre of a muffin comes out clean.

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    Used different ingredients. Very good. I added vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Made them a bit sweeter and had great flavour. Next time I think I'll add some raisins.  -  29 Sep 2008


    I only tried this recipe because I had some surplus wheat germ lying around and was looking for a way to use it up. And now I think I will never make any other kind of banana muffins again. These are just the best that I have ever tasted. I was actually worried that they might be too healthy - after all they are almost fat-free and very lightly sweetened with honey. But they don't taste like low-calorie muffins (and in fact, they aren't any lower in calories than regular muffins, though I'm sure they are healthier). I suppose they might not appeal to everyone, but if you're the type of person that likes bran muffins, try these - you will not be disappointed.  -  29 Sep 2008


    These muffins are absolutely delicious. If you are a fan of very sweet, cake-like muffins, this recipe is definitely not for you. These muffins have a very heavy bran taste and are only slightly sweet from the bananas and honey. If I serve these to guests, I'll probably add more sugar.  -  29 Sep 2008