Whole Wheat Banana Nut Muffins

(12 servings)

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup olive oil (or canola oil)
  • 1/2 cup date syrup
  • 2 large eggs - beaten
  • 1 large mashed ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, oil and date syrup until they are well-blended. Fold in mashed banana.

Incorporate the the wet ingredients and the hot water simultaneously into the dry ingredients. Gently fold in the nuts.

Pour into 12-cup muffin tin and bake in 350 oven for approximately 17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out dry (no batter sticking to it),

A healthier banana nut muffin thanks to whole wheat flour replacing most of the all-purpose flour and olive oil replacing the butter.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank ilovedatesyrup for this recipe.

Recipe number 2798. Submitted 3/25/2010.