I used Starbucks' soy milk banana muffins as a source of inspiration when making these. They're really easy to make with pancake mix! It seems like they use honey at Starbucks, but I used maple syrup in mine. Maybe these are a bit macrobiotic?! You don't need eggs, butter, or milk to make these. Plus, they can be prepared in one bowl.
Preparation: Set glassine paper cups into the muffin tray. Or, grease the molds on the tray with butter.
Add maple syrup to the banana, and mash it up with a fork etc.
Add in the soy milk to smooth out the banana purée.
Add in the pancake mix/whole wheat flour, and stir it all together.
Pour it into the pan.
Start preheating the oven (to 180℃). Let the batter sit for a bit.
Place the banana chips on top.
Bake in the oven at 180℃ for 25-30 minutes. #Please adjust the temperature and baking time to suite your household oven. Cover it with aluminum foil if you feel like your muffins are about to burn.
Story Behind this Recipe
I used the treats they sell in Starbucks as a source of inspiration for these muffins. These are made with whole wheat flour, so they will make you feel full! This has a simple yet gentle flavor thanks to the banana and soy milk. The paper might be a bit difficult to remove though since these are made without oil... If you want to make these even more macrobiotic, then you could use organic pancake mix, or cake flour with baking power, and by using 2 tablespoons maple syrup! The gentle flavor is good for breakfast!
You can swap out the maple syrup for honey if you'd like. You can also make do without the banana chips. You could even use fresh banana for the decoration! Make sure not to knead when mixing the flour. Before baking, you'll want to add water to the whole wheat flour to make it rich, so let the batter sit for a while.