Monday, December 28, 2020

Pearl Millet Banana Muffins #MuffinMonday

These pearl millet banana muffins and absolutely delicious with all the benefits from millets. Millets have a nutritional palette that is different from other grains. Regular intake of these millets helps in being healthy and balanced weight. Pearl millet aka Kambu (in Tamil)or Bajra (in Hindi) are included in the diet commonly and flatbreads made of these are very prevalent in Indian cuisine. We substitute this for rice. To make it even more fun for kids I make muffins more often with millets and they vanish very quickly. I try to include bananas in millet muffins as they supply the necessary potassium for our body, as a substitute for eggs, and finally, in this form, my daughter would accept bananas without an unhappy face (she doesn't like bananas):-) This is a tasty and healthy breakfast option.

This is my recipe for #MuffinMonday hosted by Stacy. This is my first recipe in the group. I am very happy to be a part of this group and it is great reading each and every blog. Absolutely fun!

Muffin Monday

#MuffinMonday is a group of muffin loving bakers who get together once a month to bake muffins. You can see all of our lovely muffins by following our Pinterest board. Updated links for all of our past events and more information about Muffin Monday can be found on our home page.

I am posting this for Srivalli's Bake-A-Thon 2020. We share recipes for baked food 3 days a week - Monday, Wednesday, Friday - all through the month.


Makes 12 regular sized muffins

Banana - 1 cup, mashed
Salt - 1/4tsp
All-purpose flour - 3/4 cup
Pearl millet flour - 3/4 cup
Brown sugar - 3/4 cup ( packed)
Oil - 1/4 cup
Vanilla - 1tsp
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Walnut -4 tbsp ( optional)
Flaxseed - 2 tbsp
Milk - 1/4 cup


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Add milk to flax seed and let it gel. Whisk the bananas, brown sugar, vanilla, flaxed egg, and oil. Mix the all-purpose flour, pearl millet flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. 

Add the banana mixture to the flour, and mix quickly. Fold in the nuts if using. Line a regular muffin tin. Distribute equally into the muffin tins making sure to pour only to 3/4 the level. 

Bake for 18 minutes. Cool. Serve.

Here is a link to the muffin recipes shared for December 2020.


If you are making mini muffins, adjust the baking time. Make sure the toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Any type of millet flour can be used. I have used finger millet, barnyard, and foxtail millet too in this recipe and it works great.

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  1. When I lived in Dubai, millet was easily purchased, possibly because of the large Indian expat population there. When COVID eases up again here in Houston, I'm going to look for it at one of the Indian supermarkets. I love trying new flours and grains. I'm glad you've joined us, Radha!

  2. I definitely need to hunt down some millet and try these!

  3. Awesome , I have never used millets in my bakes , must try ! It will make the muffins guilt free and healthy .

  4. This pearl millet muffins looks delicious I need to check it local store try to buy it and try this muffin.

  5. Muffins are a lovely way to get everyone to eat millets. Such a lovely idea to bake with them. Looks fantastic

  6. That sounds super delicious, and a nice way to incorporate millets into our diet. Anything to do with bananas has my heart... hehe...