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Healthy Papaya Banana Muffins

Kanwaldeep Kaur
The Healthy Papaya Banana Muffins are going to be your next favorite bake. The sweet flavors are beautifully balanced with mashed bananas and diced papayas, which are mixed with healthy ingredients like whole wheat flour and jaggery powder!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Muffins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Papaya diced
  • 3 Bananas medium
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/3 cup Olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 cup Jaggery Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/4 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1/3 tsp Cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Mash the bananas in a bowl. Now add in the lemon juice, egg, olive oil, milk, jaggery powder and vanilla extract to the mashed banana and whisk all the ingredients till they are completely blended.
  • In a separate bowl, add whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Mix everything together using a hand whisk and make a well in the center.
  • Add the wet ingredients mixture inside the well created out from dry ingredients, and slowly mix all the ingredients together to form a uniform blend (I use a simple hand whisk for mixing). Don't over mix, just blend till you see a smooth mixture.
  • Once the dry and wet ingredients form a homogeneous mixture, gently fold in the diced papaya.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Scoop out 2-3 tablespoons of mixture and pour into the greased muffin cups (To grease the muffin pan, rub the muffin cups with little oil and then lightly dust each individual cup with a little whole wheat flour). I was able to make 12 muffins in total.
  • 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.
  • The Healthy Papaya Banana Muffins are ready to be served warm, or these can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a week!

Notes

  • Whole Wheat Flour – Feel free to replace whole wheat flour with the same quantity of all-purpose flour.
  • Jaggery Powder – If Jaggery Powder is not available, you can replace it with equal amount of refined sugar.
  • Diced Papaya – I have used Diced Papaya pieces in this recipe. You can also replace it with mashed papaya, if you don't like the little papaya chunks popping in your mouth in every bite.
  • Don't over mix the batter. Over-mixing may result in air pockets which get formed on top and inside of the baked goods, muffins in this case. I would advise to gently fold in the batter till you see a uniform mixture being formed. I had tried hard not to over-mix, but still you may see some tiny holes on top of the baked muffins in the picture. So, try harder I would say.
  • I would recommend not to use an electric mixer for this recipe, just a hand whisk or a simple spatula should be sufficient for mixing the batter.
Keyword banana, healthy, jaggery powder, muffins, papaya, whole wheat