A Happy, Healthy Family

5.04.2016

Whole Wheat Banana Oat Muffins



I've been making these muffins for a few years, and they are something we have on hand all of the time. They are a great way to use up overripe bananas, and the recipe makes 18, so I whip up a batch, put about four at a time in the fridge, and store the rest in the freezer.

They thaw quickly in the fridge or in a lunch box, or you can pop them in the microwave for about 30 seconds or in a 350-degree oven for about 5-10 minutes to get a crispier outside.

The best part is that they are as easy as muffins made from a boxed mix, but the ingredients are so much healthier!

I use parchment paper liners, which come off very easily without tearing the muffin. My local Target always has these in stock in the baking aisle.


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Yield: 18 muffins

Ingredients:

2 eggs, beaten
4 very ripe bananas, mashed
Scant 1/4 cup olive oil or coconut oil
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup raw honey
2 t vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup old-fashioned oats
3 1/2 t aluminum-free baking powder
1 t ground cinnamon
1/2 t salt


Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and prepare muffin tins with liners.
2.. Combine eggs, bananas, oil, almond milk, honey, and vanilla extract in a large bowl.
3. In medium bowl, combine all other ingredients.
4. Gently mix dry ingredients into wet just until combined.
5. Fill prepared muffin tins 2/3 full.
6. Bake at 375 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until tops spring back when pressed.

Source: Inspired by health.com

Enjoy!










4 comments:

  1. Allison, they sound very good and I hope to try them soon. This is my first visit to your site (thanks to your dear Mum) so I don't know if you have this info somewhere, but can you suggest a brand of aluminum free baking powder? Thanks.

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    1. Thank you, Sue! Trader Joe's and Argo make aluminum-free baking powder, and there are also several options on Amazon. I hope you like the muffins!

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  2. These are a hit, Allison! So tasty!

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    1. I'm so glad you like them! I think they're even better with some chopped nuts, but my kids prefer them without.

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