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Banana Wheat Germ Muffins

Twelve servings • 30 minutes to prepare

If you make these over the weekend, there are plenty left over for breakfasts and snacks during the week. I also like to add walnuts or chocolate chips to the final mix-in. If you’re looking to avoid soy, any nondairy milk will work in place of the soy milk.


  • 1 cup plain soymilk
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup evaporated cane juice (or sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 375┬░ F. Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray (or use muffin liners).
  2. Pour the soy milk into a measuring cup and add the vinegar to it. Set it aside to curdle.
  3. Meanwhile, mash the bananas in a large mixing bowl. Add the soy milk mixture to the bowl along with the oil, sugar, and vanilla, and mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, wheat germ, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Add this to the banana mixture and use a wooden spoon to gently stir the ingredients, until all the dry ingredients are just moistened.
  5. Fill the muffin cups three-quarters full and bake for 22 minutes. Remove from the oven and, once cool enough to handle, transfer to a cooling rack.

Nutritional Information

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  1. Nam Eng Penny Cassell

    Made these banana wheat germ muffins. Turned out great. I added walnuts for crunch. Awesome, Will try some of your other dishes

  2. I have been using your service for a few months now and I just love it! My not so vegan son and husband are gleefully eating these creations! The only thing that could make this more awesome would be if the grocery lists could be transferred to Reminders or Evernote with a quick copy and paste or button click. — Right now I have take some delicious banana wheat germ muffins out of the oven!

  3. Well Vegan

    @Allison – Awesome! I couldn’t be more delighted to hear that!!! Yes, a list app would be incredible. Hopefully somewhere down the line we can tackle that.

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