Banana Oat & Wheat Germ Muffins

Don’t trash those over-ripe banana’s, grab that canister of oatmeal and make yourself a treat. ‘Tis easy, I promise.

I adapted this recipe from one found in a special little hamlet known as, that was submitted for a Banana Oat Muffin.

Trust me on these. No one will ever know those dark and frumpy-looking bananas were rejects of yesterday and the day before. They now have a place in your tummy. And, they’re yummy, to boot!

Banana Oatmeal/Wheat Germ


Preheat oven to 400 degrees

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups oatmeal (I used a ‘quick’ version)
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ flakes (Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 eggs (room-temp)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (I used low-fat, at room-temp)
  • 1/2 cup butter (room-temp)
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup mashed bananas

Line two, 12-count muffin tins with muffin liners or spray with cooking spray.

Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla stirring in only until blended.

Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, together in a separate bowl.  Add wheat germ, oatmeal and grated nutmeg to this bowl and stir thoroughly.

Pour milk and vanilla together and set aside.

Mash bananas together, fully.  (I used my mini-food processor and pulsed them into a very blended purée.)


Stir milk mixture into blended butter, sugar, egg and vanilla mixture until just combine. Add half of the sifted flour ingredients and half of the banana’s.  Blend, and then add remaining flour and banana’s. DO NOT OVERBEAT this mixture.

Fill muffin cups 2/3 full and bake at 400 degrees for 13 to 15 minutes, or until lightly browned on tops.

*I baked half of mine in a Texas-sized muffin tin for 18 minutes.

*Adapted from Karen Resciniti’s recipe for Banana Oat Muffins:



~ by coffeegrounded on January 17, 2011.

2 Responses to “Banana Oat & Wheat Germ Muffins”

  1. Your photos are MAKING ME DROOL……. you get soooo close-up! :)


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