Banana – Zucchini Muffins

I find some of theย best recipes when I am trying to finish up somethings that have been lying in the refrigerator for a long time. I had two zucchinis and a few bananas and I badly wanted to use them, before they go bad. I could not find enough motivation to consume as is and thats when I looked for a recipe. Tadah! I found this ๐Ÿ™‚

The interesting part of this recipe is that, I got introduced to using flax seeds, a great source of fibre. This muffin seems to be a very good stomach filler too. I had this with a glass of milk this morning, and it was perfect for my breakfast. So enjoy this simple and healthy recipe. I enjoyed the process of baking them too, with my favourite music on!!!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 medium sized Zucchini (the green ones)
  • ย 1 large banana (preferably ripen one)
  • 1 3/4 cups of all purpose flour (Could use wheat flour too)
  • 1 cup of brown sugar (just lessening the fat content)
  • 1/2 cup of grounded flax seeds. I got the seeds and grounded them. ย (“Alsi”in Hindi, “Avisa Ginjalu” in Telugu)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 3/4 cup milk (I used 2%)
  • 1 egg (In case you want to make eggless, just add about 2 tbs of more milk and it should be good. But the muffin may not be very soft).
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Procedure:ย 

  • Grate Zucchini and mash the banana with a fork. Keep it aside. You don’t have to peel the skin of the Zucchini while grating it.
  • In a bowl, add the flour, ground flax seeds, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon powder.
  • Whisk all the dry ingredients well, so that there are no lumps.
  • Then add the milk, vanilla essence, the egg and the mashed banana and whisk the mixture.
  • At the end, add theย grated Zucchini. The green skin of the Zucchini looks beautiful in the muffin ๐Ÿ™‚
  • In a muffin tray (greasedย with little bit of oil), pour the batter till half of each slot. (This will let the muffin puff out well)
  • Bake it. Remove it. Cool it and EAT IT ๐Ÿ™‚

Baking Temperature:

  • 350 degree F or 180 degree C.
  • Obviously pre-heat the oven, before starting the process. If your oven does not have a pre-heat mode, then set the temperature of the oven to 350F and let it be for about 10-12 minutes before baking.

Baking time: 15 minutes (or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean)

Quantity: I got about 20 muffins with this batter

Healthyย Facts:

  • Flax seeds have very good fibre content which reduces cholesterol and also has great anti-oxidants.
  • Obviously, no added fat (oil or butter) is always a great thing!
  • Zucchini is very low in calories.
  • Banana is a very good source of vitamins and an instant energiser.

Source: Everyday foods

Enjoy the muffin with no guilt ๐Ÿ™‚ I am surely gonna make this again and again!

-Signing off

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  • Reply
    Rohini Devi Tumuluri
    January 23, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Beautiful ! Beautiful ! Beautiful ! ????????? CONGRATULATIONS !???????

    เฐถเฑเฐฐเฑ€เฐฐเฐพเฐฎเฐฐเฐ•เฑเฐท , เฐจเฑ‚เฐฐเฑ‡เฐณเฑเฐณเฐพเฐฏเฑเฐทเฑเฐทเฑ , Lots of , ?โค๏ธ , เฐ…เฐคเฑเฐค .

    P:S: Flax Seeds are Good Source of Omega 3 . To my knowledge it is widely recommended for the Better Health of the Heart ! You can do more Research on that ! ??

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