When you have a kid suddenly food and cooking becomes a challenge. You go to a super market and you see evil ingredients staring down at you from the aisles, Ā proceesed food, packaged ? food, msg, chemicals, gluten and what not. Healthy food choices are not a choice anymore they become a necessity.

Now one thing i have always loved is baking and I always dreamed that I will be a mini Martha Stewart and dole out perfect ? recipes for my little one. But the fact is kids are picky eaters and also while cooking for them you have to be extra careful to keep it as healthy as possible. This means removing all purpose flour ( maida ) from the kitchen and that poses a huge problem because well it is kind of the central ingredient in baking.

So when I am able to replace this with a healthier and more easily digested whole wheat flour ? and the result is as good as this, I am super ?.Ā 

These banana muffins are the perfect snacks for evenings when the baby comes back after playing. They are not too sweet and super fluffy. Also the added goodness of bananas, nuts and whole wheat mean that I am also on cloud nine.


Whole wheat flour – 2 cups / 400 gms

Banana- 3 ripeĀ 

Baking powder -1 1/2 tsp

Cinnamon powder – 1 tsp

Salt – 1 pinch

Eggs – 2 large

Unsalted Butter – ( melted) – 150 ml

Milk – 100 ml

Castor sugar – 1/2 cup / 100 gms

Cashew, Almonds or any nuts of your choice, ground to powder – 1/8 cup

Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon powder in a big bowl.

In another bowl, whisk 2 large eggs

Mix in the mashed banana

Now add the milk, melted butter

Add the vanilla essenceĀ 

Mix the powdered nuts to the sugar and add to liquid ingredients

I blitz the nuts in a mixer to a powder ( almonds and cashews ) because my lo is too small to chew but you can actually add chopped nuts to the mix instead of powdering them

Fold the wet ingredients into the flour mix gently

Do not over mix

The batter should not be too runny but a bit thick, if you think it is too thick you can add a little more milkĀ 

Grease a muffin tray and preheat the ovenĀ 

Now bake at 220 degrees for 20/22 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle

This mix should roughly give you 15 muffins

Store in a cool dry place and enjoy snack time ?