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Poppy Seed and Banana Muffins Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Poppy Seed and Banana Muffins

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"A treat for those who love poppy seeds, and a good way to use up left over bananas."

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Original recipe makes 12 muffins Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 12 cup muffin pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix whole wheat flour, wheat bran, wheat germ, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat together eggs, honey, and vegetable oil. Stir in bananas, milk, lemon juice, and poppy seeds.
  4. Make a well in the center of the wheat flour mixture, and pour in egg and banana mixture. Stir until just blended. Spoon into the prepared muffin pan.
  5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 24, 2008

Excellent. I opted to go half whole wheat, half white flour -- based on reviews complaining of dry texture. Buttermilk was used in place of milk and lemon juice. I was low on poppyseeds so used 1/6 cup instead, which I thought was perfect. Keep an eye on your oven, my batch baked in 15 minutes. I was surprised how moist these were. and just the perfect amount of sweetness. These were great with a little pat of butter on top. The recipe is a keeper.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 15, 2011

The recipe, AS-IS, is very moist, but completely lacking in sweetness or flavor. You can do without one if you have the other... but to have neither? I'm a person who digs the healthy hearty muffins, but this was no good. I should have paid more attention - so many positive ratings were to MODIFIED recipes. We'll smear these in cream cheese and honey and eat the dozen, but I'll never make these AS-IS again.

Apr 10, 2005

Very good. I added vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Made them a bit sweeter and had great flavor. Next time I think I'll add some raisins.

Dec 02, 2003

I thought this turned out really well. Instead of putting into muffin tins, I made it like a cake in a large pan and cut into squares. It was moist and rich (though for some reason didn't rise a whole lot) but that didn't matter. It was perfect in little squares. It's not sweet.. just right and would make a nice thing for guests. Not being a banana lover, it didn't 'reek' of bananas.. it was just right! Thank you for sharing!

Feb 06, 2007

I like these muffins for healthy non-sweet breakfast. I used ground flax seed instead of wheat germ, maple syrup instead of honey just because I didn't have wheat germ and honey on hand. I added 1 tsp of vanilla. It turned out very good! It is not as moist as I expected but it's still good!

Aug 12, 2005

I only tried this recipe because I had some surplus wheat germ lying around and was looking for a way to use it up. And now I think I will never make any other kind of banana muffins again. These are just the best that I have ever tasted. I was actually worried that they might be too healthy - after all they are almost fat-free and very lightly sweetened with honey. But they don't taste like low-calorie muffins (and in fact, they aren't any lower in calories than regular muffins, though I'm sure they are healthier). I suppose they might not appeal to everyone, but if you're the type of person that likes bran muffins, try these - you will not be disappointed.

Jan 14, 2007

These are an excellent way to start off your day. I am going to make these again and maybe add some blueberries too. This is not a sweet muffin (if that is what you are looking for), but it is very satisfying.

Jul 12, 2005

These were good, but not fabulous. They were good enough to try again with alterations. Next time I would either reduce the oil or use vegan butter instead. Also, I would definitely add something to make them a touch sweeter, maybe just more honey or banana. Finally, I felt as though the recipe called for too many poppy seeds, I would use half that next time. Thanks for the submission, every recipe needs individual tweeking. :)


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  • Calories
  • 186 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 8.2 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 5.1 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 5.9 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 250 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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