Maple Banana Flax Whole Wheat Muffins
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Recipe type: Muffins
Serves: 14
  • 2 cups (260 grams) whole wheat flour (you can use all purpose flour too)
  • ½ cup ground or milled flaxseed
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/ 2 cups (360 ml) mashed banana (about 3 large brown/ripe bananas)
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup (120 ml) pure maple syrup (preferably Canadian Grade eh!)
  • ½ cup (105 grams) light brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup (80 ml) milk
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and place the oven rack in the centre of
  2. the oven
  3. Spray muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray or you can use butter to line them instead
  4. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt,ground flax and ground cinnamon (optional: chocolate chips, nuts)
  5. In another large bowl, combine the wet ingredients: mashed bananas, lightly beaten eggs, maple syrup, brown sugar, milk, oil and vanilla extract
  6. With a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, lightly fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients (a little bit at a time) just until combined and the batter is thick and chunky.This is a crucial step that I messed up on many times until my mom demonstrated the proper 'folding technique'. Check out this YouTube clip to see how it is done. The important thing is not to overmix the batter. If you stir it until smooth, it will be overmixed and the batter will yield tough, rubbery muffins
  7. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tins and fill just to the top of each tin
  8. Bake for about 15 minutes for mini muffins or about 18 -20 minutes for regular size. Usea cake tester or toothpick and insert in the centre of muffin. If the tester/toothpick comes out clean, your muffins are done! Place cooked muffins on a wire rack or plate to cool for a few minutes
  9. Makes about 14 regular sized muffins or 24 minis. ENJOY!
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