Banana Wheat Germ Muffins!! Liz Bayne’s Recipe!

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This recipe comes courtesy of my Mom’s best friend Liz Bayne.  A wonderful funny sweet lady who is an amazing cook and amazing person.  I remember her being so wonderful to my brother and I when we were growing up and think of her every time I make this recipe for her Banana muffins.  The recipe card I have for these muffins is all stained and worn from so much use.

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I have tweaked it slightly as I always do and given gluten-free options for those with gluten sensitivity.  I hope you enjoy these amazing moist and delicious muffins.

Liz Bayne’s Banana Wheat Germ Muffins

Wet Ingredients:

6 ripe bananas

1 cup brown sugar

2/3 cup butter

1 washed unpeeled orange, seeds removed

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

Dry Ingredients:

1 cup wheat germ (or gluten-free oatmeal)

2 tsp baking powder

2 tsp baking soda

1 1/4 cup white flour (or gluten-free flour mix)

1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour (or gluten-free flour mix)

2 tsp Xanthan gum (for the gluten-free option only)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Place muffin liners in muffin pans.

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Place all wet ingredients in the blender and purée til smooth.

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Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk well to remove any lumps.  Add wet ingredients and mix until just combined.  Pour into muffin liners and bake for 25-30 minutes until tester comes out clean.

These muffins are so moist and good they don’t really need butter…but hey, butter is magical so I rarely do without on these.  I hope you enjoy, try the recipe out and let me know how it goes.  I love to hear back from people who have tried my recipes.  Cheers, Michele