December 12, 2018

Wholewheat Almond Chocolate Muffins | Eggless and Healthy

While browsing this particular recipe, my little one came and sat next to me. And she knows a banana bread when she sees one. I wasn’t keen to make immediately although the recipe sounded wonderful, to which she quipped, "Amma, you know I have a school field trip tomorrow, so I need to carry something for my friends too to eat on the bus to the picnic.!”

Applying the adage “ when life hands you lemons....” , I had a slew of banana bread posts , within the first three days of bakeathon 2018 itself . And right there, the decision was made to bake this bread, ahem muffins. Except that I persuaded her to accept it as muffins which is easier to carry on the go.

Based on PJ’s recipe, I made two small changes - addition of a little more water to the dough as I had only two small ripe bananas instead of large one, And made it as muffins instead of banana bread.

The sugar was also very low, so people with a sweet tooth might be a tad disappointed and would need to either increase the sugar or sprinkle powdered sugar on top before serving. But the little one was perfectly ok with the low sugar, and both she and her bestie - T and R enjoyed it on the bus trip from school :-)  A shout out to PJ for a wonderful recipe. Thank you, we enjoyed it a lot.

Other Quick breads including some Banana Breads already on my blog {There can never be enough banana breads, right?} :

Makes: 10 muffins (medium~large sized), Prep time - 10 mins, Bake time - 22 mins 

Adapted from PJ’s recipe as below; The changes I made are in brackets.

  • 1 1/2 cups Whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp cornflour {not in the original recipe, but I added}
  •  2 tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  •  1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  •  1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  •  1/8 teaspoon Salt
  •  2 numbers Large Bananas {I used 2 medium ones}
  • 1/3 cup Cane Sugar {used normal sugar}
  • 1/4 cup Oil {I needed 2 tsp extra}
  • 1/4 cup Milk {I used 3 TBSP extra + 2 tsp water}
  • 3 tablespoons Chopped nuts {used 2 Tbsp almond flour}
  • Chocolate chips, as needed {used for topping}
  • Vanilla essence -1/2 tsp {not in original recipe but added it}

Sieve the flour, cocoa powder, salt baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl.
Preheat oven to 165C. Line muffin pans or a loaf pan whichever you are using.
In a blender, I added bananas, sugar, milk and water with vanilla essence and blitzed it till smooth and pouring consistency.
Add the liquid mix to the sieved flour and mix with a spatula. Add the almond flour now and adjust liquid to get a thick, pouring consistency for the bread and slightly thicker (scoop-able consistency if making muffins). 
Using a greased ice cream scoop , spoon batter into the muffins till 2/3 covered. Bake for 22-24 minutes or till a skewer comes clean.
Cool on a wire rack and serve warm. Keeps upto 3-4 days under refrigeration , microwave for 15-20 seconds before serving .

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  1. It is such a pleasure to bake for children , specially when they ask you too . I always look for opportunities to bake , absolutely no takers !
    The muggy look perfectly baked and sound healthy too .

  2. What a droolicious share this is Kalyani. I'm having tea right now and want to grab this muffin to complete my breakfast😋
    Loved your presentation

  3. I am just thankful that my bananas aren't getting ripe. I am buying just enough and making sure it finishes, so that I don't have to make any banana recipe! Those muffins look so good, so tempting... even I add very minimal sweetness to my bakes and my whole family likes it... It gives you a reason to eat more... ;)

  4. Such a fabulous muffins there, just prefect to have with some coffee. With all my favourite went in, am sure these chocolate muffins will definitely please my tastebuds.

  5. Kids are going to love it. My son woll love Anything with Chocolate

  6. Those muffins look so inviting and sinful, I am sure kids will love it..

  7. Healthy and yummy muffins.. This is sure a kids treat..

  8. Muffins look fabulous and kids would love it for sure.

  9. Your choco chip banana muffins look so good.. the gingerman on muffin top looks cute. I am sure your dauaghter must have enjoyed these on her trip!!

  10. The muffins look absolutely yum Kalyani. Even I prefer to bake them with less sugar. I sometimes skip the sugar and let the bananas do the work.

  11. Very inviting kalyani, those chocolate chips on top are literally calling my name, i bet kids would have gone gaga over it!!!

  12. My kids would love these banana chocolate muffins. Perfect after school snack or a lovely picnic treat :-)

  13. Fresh made banana muffins for a picnic is a real treat. They turned out great!

  14. I bet these were perfect for your daughter's picnic. Those choco chips on top add to the temptation.

  15. banana and chocolate is an awesome combination and these must have tasted wonderful

  16. These muffins look so delicious Kal. They must have tasted awesome too

  17. Wow the muffins look delicious and baking with whole wheat is so healthy.

  18. Wow muffins look Healthy and delicious and perfect for a will definitely love this.


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