Ragi (Finger Millet) Whole Wheat Chocolate Banana Muffins

Ragi (Finger Millet) Whole Wheat Chocolate Banana Muffins

The Classic Chocolate Banana Muffins get a makeover with the addition of Whole Wheat Flour and the super nutritious, Ragi aka Finger Millet flour. In addition, these muffins get their sweetness from Jaggery Powder, which is a healthy sugar alternative. These muffins are super delicious, I bet you can’t stop at just one!!


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Chocolate Banana Muffins is such a classic recipe when it comes to basic muffin recipe ideas. And I had baked them quite often at one point of my baking regime. But lately, since the cookie fever started, cakes and muffins had come to a complete standstill. So, this time I finally broke the monotony and baked these yummy beauties in my oven. But if you do want to check out the famous cookie recipes on my blog, I would definitely recommend the Whole Wheat Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies and also these Funfetti Whole Wheat Cookies.

Wow, it is hard to describe the aroma that your house gets filled with, when baking anything chocolatey. Well, knock knock. This time it’s not only super delicious, but super duper healthy as well. But how?

How are Ragi Whole Wheat Chocolate Banana Muffins healthy?

For starters, remove the word refined from the flour and sugar here. In place of all purpose flour, I have used whole wheat flour here, along with the super nutritious Ragi Flour. For the sweetness, in place of refined flour, I have used Jaggery Powder, which is healthier compared to many of the processed sugars available in the market. I have adapted this recipe from one of Banana Chocolate Muffins recipe I found while browsing, though there are lot of changes that I have done as per the ingredients I wanted to use. You can find the original recipe link here.

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Ragi (Finger Millet) Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Muffins

Baking using finger-millet flour was on my list long back, but now I have planned to incorporate Ragi into many dishes that I am going to post on my blog. Why not? Ragi is such a nutritious option when it comes to including healthy cereals in your diet. It not only keeps you full for longer periods of time, but it is also a powerhouse of calcium, iron and dietary fibre. So, super healthy option for kids, diabetics, someone who is anemic, and well, it is a great option to include in the diet for almost everyone.

Whole Wheat And Finger Millet (Ragi) Chocolate Cookies
Whole Wheat And Finger Millet (Ragi) Chocolate Cookies

Also, as shown above, I have one finger-millet cookie recipe on my blog. Those who love baking cookies can definitely check that out. I like it as a snack for my kiddo’s lunchbox and for some other off-mealtime craving. You can never go wrong with it. Linking the recipe here below!

Ragi Chocolate Cookies

Continuing the tradition, here comes the 32nd recipe under My Julie & Julia Project. For those who don’t know, I had started this project last year, under which I had planned to post 100 recipes from my kitchen by the end of the year 2019. But since I got busy with other priorities in life, I have planned to continue the tradition in 2020. So, this is the Recipe #32 for you all.

Check out my favorite serving platters to give these healthy muffins an extra serving edge. These platters are simple yet classy. My top three favorite ones are Crate&Barrel’s Two Tier Server, West Elm’s Marble & Brass Cake Stand and Pottery Barn’s Three Tiered Stand!!

Let’s get straight to the recipe of Ragi (finger-millet) Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Muffins now! 


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Ragi (Finger Millet) Whole Wheat Chocolate Banana Muffins Recipe

  • Difficulty: Medium
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Ingredients

  • Bananas – 2
  • Eggs – 2
  • Olive Oil (Extra Virgin) – 1/3 cup
  • Yogurt – 1/2 cup
  • Jaggery Powder – 1/2 cup
  • Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp
  • Whole wheat flour – 1 cup
  • Ragi/Finger Millet Flour – 1/4 cup
  • Cocoa Powder (Unsweetened) – 1/4 cup
  • Baking soda – 1 tsp
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips – 1/2 cup + (Optional) 1-2 Tbsp extra for sprinkling on top of muffins
  • Ground Cinnamon – 1/4 tsp

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
  2. Meanwhile, mash the bananas in a bowl and mix jaggery powder with the mashed bananas till they are completely blended.
  3. Now add in the eggs, olive oil, yogurt and vanilla essence to the mashed banana mixture and whisk all the ingredients together to an even blend.
  4. To the wet ingredients mixture made above, add Whole Wheat flour, Ragi flour, Cocoa powder, baking soda, salt and ground cinnamon. Mix everything together.
  5. Once the dry and wet ingredients form a homogeneous mixture, add in the chocolate chips and give it a good mix.
  6. Scoop out 2-3 tablespoons of mixture and pour into the lined muffin cups. I was able to make 12 muffins in total.
  7. Sprinkle 3-4 chocolate chips on top of each muffin cup.
  8. Once the oven is pre-heated, bake the muffins in the oven for around 25 minutes or till the muffins are done using the toothpick test, that is, when the inserted toothpick in the muffin comes out clean.
  9. Remove the muffins from the oven, and allow them to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  10. The Chocolate Banana Whole Wheat Ragi Muffins are ready to be served warm, or these can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a week!

Method (Step-by-step with pictures)

  • Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
  • Meanwhile, mash the bananas in a bowl and mix jaggery powder with the mashed bananas till they are completely blended.
  • Now add in the eggs, olive oil, yogurt and vanilla essence to the mashed banana mixture and whisk all the ingredients together to an even blend.
  • To the wet ingredients mixture made above, add Whole Wheat flour, Ragi flour, Cocoa powder, baking soda, salt and ground cinnamon. Mix everything together.
  • Once the dry and wet ingredients form a homogeneous mixture, add in the chocolate chips and give it a good mix.
  • Scoop out 2-3 tablespoons of mixture and pour into the lined muffin cups. I was able to make 12 muffins in total.
  • Sprinkle 3-4 chocolate chips on top of each muffin cup.
  • Once the oven is pre-heated, bake the muffins in the oven for around 25 minutes or till the muffins are done using the toothpick test, that is, when the inserted toothpick in the muffin comes out clean.
  • Remove the muffins from the oven, and allow them to cool for 5-10 minutes.
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The Chocolate Banana Whole Wheat Ragi Muffins are ready to be served warm, or these can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a week!

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Ragi (Finger Millet) Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Muffins

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