Saturday, May 7, 2011

Healthy Banana Oatmeal Muffins

This is one of my go to recipes for muffins and one of the few the kids actually eat.  The dark chocolate chips are just sweet enough to of set the whole wheat blandness that usually accompanies the flour, even with sugar.

These are great to use up leftover bananas and they store well in the freezer to pull out for a quick breakfast or snack.

Healthy Banana Oatmeal Muffins

½ Cup All Purpose Flour
½ Cup Whole Wheat Flour
½ Cup Quick Cooking Oats
¼ Cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
½ tsp Cinnamon
¼ tsp Salt
2 Tbsp Milled Flax Seed (Optional)
2 Tbsp Wheat Germ (Optional)
¾ Cup Milk
¼ Cup Honey
1 Egg
¼ Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
3 Ripe Bananas, Mashed
½ Cup Chopped Walnuts
½ Dark Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 325 Degrees.  Spray muffin pans with cooking spray (makes about 15 muffins)

In a large bowl, whisk together both flours, oats, brown sugar, baking powder and soda, cinnamon, salt, wheat germ and flax seed.  In a medium bowl, mix together milk, egg, honey, applesauce and bananas.  Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix well.  Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.  Pour ¼ cup into muffin cup and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.


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Rose said...

Man this looks yummy!

Mohka said...

What a great way of getting the kids to eat some fruit!

Peter said...

Tasty and healthy, great recipie!

Sue said...

These are really great looking Banana muffins, must try to cook these!

canvas prints said...

Seems like a really simple recipe, must try these!

Kate said...

Awesome recipe, following your site and hope to get some more recipes from you!

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Amy Nanney said...

Absolutely LOVE this recipe, it is my go-to healthy muffin recipe. My 2 Y/O daughter eats this up like crazy too. I have a batch in the oven right now actually with a twist, I subbed 1 cup of pumpkin for 2 of 3 bananas and used pumpkin pie spice instead of just cinnamon. They smell amazing cant wait to try them. Just wanted to say thanks for this fantastic recipe! I share it all the time : )

Amy Nanney said...

P.s. to you wondering if they taste 'healthy' like many baking goods do when they lack the wonderful news of butter, oil, and loads of sugar....well these don't at all. They are simply amazing! It's not often I find a recipe like this chock full of good stuff that tastes incredible, oh and I forgot to mention above I found the recipe on Pintrest.

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