Friday, 28 February 2014

Eggless Banana Walnut Muffins

Breakfast Blues : Every evening, i always have to sit and think what to pack in tiffin for breakfast the next day to give hubby dearest at work. The regular recipes of Upma, Poha, Idli, Dosa etc takes a toll sometimes. Yes, egg is always an option ! I would like to mention about this friend of mine who is called "Anda Iyer"... seems, eggs are his life! He can't do without them ! But it's interesting to see his egg-recipes in the forum, always a different one, and the tempting pictures too :)

With "Anda Iyer " Rajiv :)

So, it was one of those days when i had Bananas at hand, but no eggs and no butter. I decided to make some Banana muffins without egg, and they turned out superrrr soft and spongy. I had made the Yogurt Cake earlier with oil,( ) but i had added an egg then. This time i tried making these with only oil. I did use Olive oil, but you can use regular vegetable oil too. Olive oil of course gives it a good aroma and a rich taste ! This one is a simple-easy to make muffins recipe! Packed in tiffin for breakfast, hubby loved them with a mug of coffee :)

You can otherwise store them in an air tight container in refrigerator for about 2-3 days. Warm in a microwave just before eating. They taste as fresh as ever :))

Ingredients :

Maida ( All purpose flour ) - 3/4 cup
Powdered sugar - 1/2 cup ( Put little less if you don't like it too sweet, adjust according to taste )
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Walnuts - 1/4 cup
Olive oil - 1/4 cup ( or any other vegetable oil )
Bananas - 2 ( medium size)

Recipe :

Mash the bananas in a bowl with hand or a fork to make it into a paste.
Now add the oil and mix well.
Add the sugar and vanilla extract, Mix it all well and keep aside.
Chop the walnuts.
Sieve the Flour, Baking powder and baking soda together twice.
Now Add the banana mixture to the flour mixture and mix it all well. Don't beat/whisk...Just mix everything together with a spatula.
Add 1/2 of the chopped walnuts into the batter and mix again.
Preheat oven to 180 degree Celsius. Line a muffin tray with muffin liners or else grease it with oil and dust with flour. 
Fill the batter till 1/2 or 3/4th into the mould ( Don't fill it to the full, as it will raise and the shape will get distorted ). 
Now Bake the muffins for about 30 minutes or till upper portion gets brown. I baked for 5 minutes more to get that fine brown colour. Check after 25 minutes with inserting a toothpick. If it comes out clean, means its done!
Let them cool on a rack for about 15-20 minutes. Then remove and let them cool completely.

These Tempting muffins are ready.... Have one right there!!!:)

If you have butter at hand, then you can try this recipe which i had made a few days back...This one is easy too, and you can replace the cashews with walnuts or any nuts of your choice but i would say, the walnuts are the USP of these muffins !!!

Banana Cashew Muffins :

Ingredients :

Bananas - 4 ( of medium size )
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
Maida ( All purpose flour ) - 1 n half cup
Melted Butter - 1/3 cup
Baking soda - 1 tsp
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Cashews - a few ( 1/4 cup )
Salt - a pinch

Recipe :

Chop the cashews.
Mash Bananas with a fork or with hand and keep aside.
Sieve the flour, baking soda and baking powder together twice.
Take butter in a bowl and add sugar and whisk till it turns creamy.
Now add the mashed bananas and vanilla essence.
Slowly add the flour mixture and mix well.
Add about 1/2 of the chopped cashews into the batter.
Preheat oven to 190 degree Celsius. Line a muffin tray with muffin liners or grease with oil/butter and dust with Maida ( All purpose flour )
Now fill the muffin moulds with batter, fill it only to half or 3/4th.
Bake for abut 20 minutes or till the toothpick inserted comes out clean. If not, bake for more time and check every 5 minutes.
Happy Baking :)

Linking this recipe to :


  1. my God!! they seem to be jumping out!! gorgeous am truly tempted to bake these beauties...

    1. They actually do :)) Thank you, let me know how they turn out for you :)

  2. Wonderful & easy to follow, i will try it for sure.....

    1. Yes Rekha, they are very easy... Please do try them and let us know :)

  3. yummy muffin .............happy to follow u also view my space
    also add your recipe to current event

    1. Thank you Prachi... will surely post the recipe to your event, and you have a great blog there! Some really nice recipes to try out! Thanks for dropping by :)

  4. Banana an walnut is my all time favourit..delicious muffins


Appreciate your comments, Thank you so much for for dropping by :)!!!