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Ragi Banana Muffins / Finger Millet Banana Muffins

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Almost a year ago, as a beginner to baking, I was searching for few western recipes using ragi. I came to know about few recipes and bookmarked them. I have prepared and posted one recipe(Ragi cookies) here already from Sanjeetha’s site. The other one is from Ayeesha’s site which are nothing but these muffins.

Banana and walnut from this muffins add extra taste and you won’t feel that ragi is added to these muffins. I am planning to prepare these muffins again and this time, I am planning to add more walnuts for extra crunch and add an extra tablespoon of milk for extra moist.

Basic Information:
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 6 Muffins


Wheat flour or  All purpose flour / Plain flour / Maida – 2/3 cups (80 grams)
Ragi flour – 1/3 cup (40 grams)

Baking powder – 1 and 1/2 teaspoons
Baking soda – 1/4 teaspoons

Nutmeg powder – 1/4 teaspoon
Brown sugar – 1/4 cup (50 grams)
Egg – 1 no
Banana – 1 medium size, mashed
Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
Milk – 1/4 cup (60 ml)
Olive oil – 2 tablespoons (30 ml)
Walnuts – 6 nos, roughly crushed


1) Preheat the oven to 180C(355F). Line the muffins tray with muffin liners.
2) In a wide mixing bowl, sift and mix wheat flour, ragi flour, baking powder, baking soda and nutmeg powder. Keep aside.
3) In another bowl, add all the wet ingredients.
4) Pour the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients along with brown sugar.

5) Mix just until all the ingredients are combined. Do not over mix.
6) Spoon this mixture equally to the prepared muffins tray.
7) Sprinkle the crushed walnuts on top of each muffins.
8) Bake it in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or till the tooth pin inserted into it comes out clean.

9) Transfer the muffins to wire rack and allow it to cool for a while.
10) Serve warm with hot milk.

1) The conversion of all the ingredients is given approximately based on conversion charts available over web.

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Should be very healthy version… Nice clicks
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very healthy and yummy..


Very healthy and tempting muffins…..

Kaveri Venkatesh

Healthy cupcakes…and lovely pics Uma..would love to try these sometime..


wow you are a baking expert uma.. i love muffins..


healthy cupcakes love the clicks.. my fav grain too


Looks like you are socialising with the millets a lot these days.. healthy idea Uma


Love the idea of ragi instead of maida!


Healthy muffins ๐Ÿ™‚ love the combination of banana and finger millet. I love the icy blue plate ๐Ÿ™‚

Vimitha Durai

Very healthy muffins. Bookmarking dear. just one question. was it moist?


I love banana-walnut combo..sure Ragi will give a nice twist!

So, it's " Ragi week" only? Got it! ๐Ÿ™‚


healthy and delicious looking muffins.

Hamaree Rasoi

Super healthy and tasty muffins. Lovely preparation.


very interesting combination recipe dear..

Divya A

Lovely clicks and interesting ingredient mix dear..Looks so inviting ๐Ÿ™‚


wesomely filling and heatlhy muffins…
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Hmm…yummy yummy….:-)


healthy muffins.

ongoing event:


@Mahi, Yes Mahi.. Idhu Raagi Vaaram than ๐Ÿ™‚


That looks healthy and delicious too!


healthy and delicious muffins..


Hi Uma,
I made this as banana ragi bread, substituting the milk for curd and replacing the sugar with four tablespoons of honey. It turned out very well. Thanks for the recipe!


Hi uma,

Superb recipe.I always wanted to try muffins for my baby.finally I did it today,it taste yummy … But I think k I made mistake somewhere … Muffins didn't come soft , its was normal on top and at bottom as rock ๐Ÿ™

I made this in microwave for 5 mins in mug ๐Ÿ™‚

Can u pls help me


Hi Sowjanya, can you try adding additional tablespoon of milk or try reducing the microwave time? Even normal cakes tend to become hard if you overcook it in microwave. Hope this helps.