Banana Wheat Germ Muffins (makes 12 muffins)

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 20 mins

nut free

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 medium sized very ripe bananas, mashed, plus 1 banana sliced approx. 3/4 inch thick for topping
  • 1/2 cup agave or honey
  • 3 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Combine flour, wheat germ, baking powder, baking soda, salt in a bowl.

3. In a standing mixer combine the 3 bananas, agave, oil, vanilla and egg. Beat until combined and bananas are mashed.

4. Gently mix in the dry ingredients in 3 stages until just combined. Do not over-mix.

5. Grease or line muffin cups or mini loaf pans and fill 3/4 full with the mixture.

6. Place the slices of banana on top of each filled muffin cup or decoratively over the loaf pan.

7. Bake 15 minutes for mini muffin cups, 20 for regular muffin cups or 25 minutes for mini loaf pans or until a toothpick comes out clean.

8. Cool and serve.