Top Engine 2 Recipes: Mighty Muffins

These muffins are the brainchild of my friend Bridget’s brother, Michael. An amazing cook and a Buddhist, Michael lives in a monastery outside of Pharping, Nepal, where he serves as a chef for his teacher.

Once cooled, these muffins keep well in the refrigerator for a week. Eat them cold or warm them briefly in the oven before serving.

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Engine 2 Mighty Muffins


  • 6 brown bananas, lightly mashed (leave some chunks)
  • 1 large apple, grated
  • ¾ cup water
  • 3 cups oat bran
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup walnuts, chopped or halved
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Juice of 1 lemon


Mix wet and dry ingredients in separate bowls. Squeeze the juice of one lemon into the combined apple and bananas. Then, combine wet and dry ingredients into one bowl. Pour into lined muffin tins or use silicon muffin bakeware and bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown on top.


Bake the batter in a loaf pan, and enjoy hearty slices instead of muffins.

Add three thinly sliced pears or 1 cup of 70 percent pure cocoa chips to the batter.

Servings: 6 large muffins or 1 enormous loaf