Friday, January 13, 2012

Banana Oatmeal Muffins...

For the last few weeks I have really been trying to cut back on how much sugar and white flour I eat, since I have always been a sugar-a-holic and mommyhood is inspiring me to take better care of myself (plus I would love to lose those last few lingering prego-pounds;)

So I made muffins yesterday, using a recipe I found here

In an effort to save time, I copied and pasted the original instructions below:

  • 3 mashed bananas (the more ripe the better!)
  • 1 cup vanilla Almond milk (you could use skim but you may want to add a little sweetener)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp Baking powder
  • 3 cups (240g) Old Fashion or Rolled Oats
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp (42g) mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Mix all ingredients except the chocolate chips together, and let sit while you prepare the muffin pans.
Spray a muffin pan and/or liners with with non-stick spray.
Stir the chocolate chips into the oatmeal batter.
Divide batter into 15 muffin cups. They should be just about filled.
Bake 20-30 minutes, you’ll see the edges just starting to brown and they will be firm to the touch.

I wasn't sure if the recipe called for sweetened or non-sweetened almond milk, since there are both versions of vanilla almond milk...
so I used unsweetened, but added 2 packets of truvia to the batter, just for a little sweetness=)

I was very skeptical of the results until a few of my girlfriends tried them last night and reassured me that they taste just like a healthy muffin should...key work here being healthy, hehe...
and this morning I nuked one and smeared a little butter on it and it was deeeelish=)

1 comment:

  1. good idea! i need to make some high-protein snacks like these muffins to keep me going through the day. thanks for the recipe!


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