Muffin Mondays are back. Last time it was tutti frutti muffins and this time it’s whole wheat banana chocolate chip ones. Relatively better than the regular ones I suppose. I’m not one to tell you that these are guilt-free muffins and you can keep knocking back one after the other. These don’t have added refined sugar but some honey and jaggery molasses (melted and cooked down jaggery). You can skip the molasses and go all honey too. There’s also no butter or refined flour. Why they aren’t ‘guilt-free’ is because they’ve still got carbs and do have sugar in the form of honey. But one harmless muffin is alright on a Monday, right?
Whole wheat flour – 1 and 1/4 cup
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
Salt – a pinch
Cinnamon powder – 1 tsp
Banana – 1/2 cup mashed (about 2 med ones)
Olive oil – 2 tbsp
Milk – 2 tbsp
Honey/molasses – 1/4 cup (you can mix them both too)
Egg – 1
Vanilla – 1 tsp
Chocolate chips – 1/2 cup
Walnuts/almonds – 1/2 cup
Preheat oven at 180 degrees C.
Mix the dry ingredients and keep aside.
In a large mixing bowl mix together the banana, egg, olive oil, milk, honey/molasses and vanilla.
Now mix the dry ingredients with the wet ones gently. At this point you can add the chocolate chips and nuts.
Mix only till incorporated. Don’t worry if it’s a thick lumpy batter.
Fill the batter into your muffin liners and pop it in the oven for 20 mins at 180 degrees C.
Dust with cinnamon sugar for some extra love!