Banana wheat germ muffins
Banana Wheat Germ Muffins are a Great Way To Use Black Bananas

I don’t know what happens in your house, but the bananas in our house often go brown, and then black. But, I hate throwing out black bananas, so I usually hide them in the freezer and forget about them. Eventually I’ll stumble upon the large stash of black, frozen bananas and have to deal with them. 

Baking muffins is an easy solution. These banana muffins have wheat germ for taste and nutrition, and walnuts for crunch. Make lots and freeze the extra.

Banana Wheat Germ Muffins

Makes 8 large muffins or 12 medium muffins

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup wheat germ

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 ripe bananas, mashed

2/3 cup brown sugar

2 large eggs

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1/3 cup 2% Greek yogurt, plain

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped


Preheat oven to 350° F.  Prepare muffin tin with large baking cups cupcake liners.

In a bowl, mix together the flour, wheat germ, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, combine the bananas, brown sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, Greek yogurt and vanilla. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry, then add the walnuts and combine until just mixed.

Spoon the batter into liners.

Bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Banana Wheat Germ Muffins
Banana Wheat Germ Muffins with Walnuts

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