Friday, January 24, 2014

Recipe to Try: Banana Oatmeal Muffins

I got a craving for these bad boys after the hubs's cousin posted her version of this recipe on Instagram earlier this week.  A different take on banana muffins or banana bread, this recipe does not call for any flour or any sugar.  Sounds pretty healthy, right?  Here's what you need to make your own:
2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
2 ripe bananas (I used three)
2 large eggs
3/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt (I used coconut Greek yogurt)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup honey


  1. Preheat oven to 400*F.  Using a food processor, magic bullet, or something similar, pulse the oats until you have a semi-smooth, four-like consistency.  
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, add the semi-smooth oats, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.  Whisk to combine these dry ingredients.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas until semi-smooth (i.e. no large chunks).  Whisk in eggs, yogurt, vanilla extract, and honey.  Stir until well-combined.  
  4. Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients; this can be done by stirring together with a wooden spoon or spatula until a thick batter is formed... or by using your handy dandy KitchenAid mixer, like I did.  
  5. Spoon the batter into a muffin tin that has been greased or completed with liners, filling each one 3/4 of the way.  Bake for approximately 18 to 20 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean (mine were done after approximately 14 minutes).

A pretty great guilt-free treat if you want a little something when trying to keep it healthy like we are.  And a good way to use up any extra-ripe bananas you have lying around your kitchen.  Give this recipe a whirl... and let me know if you come up with any adjustments that you think make it even better.  Enjoy!

{Original recipe found HERE.}  

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