Sunday, April 27, 2014

Healthier Banana Oatmeal Muffins

So, my little girl is obsessed with muffins.  She loves the boxed kind from the grocery store and would eat them constantly if I would let her.  I don't let her.  Therefore, we have a little tug of war going on constantly.  You see, about 11 months ago, I adopted a new healthy lifestyle.  I've lost 25 pounds and am very enthusiastic about trying to eat healthy, but it is a battle to get my kids on board with the healthy lifestyle.  So, I decided to try to make some healthier muffins.  This is my own recipe and to tell the truth, I'm surprised by how well they turned out.  Not bad for a first try if I do say so myself.  Even my daughter loved them.  So, here ya go!



1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. honey
1 egg
2 ripe bananas, mashed
2/3 whole wheat flour
*1/3 cup ground whole oats
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
Optional:  walnuts, pecans, chocolate chips, blueberries

*  I put whole oats in my shake blender and blended until ground.  After they are blended, measure out 1/3 cup. 


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray muffin pan with cooking spray.  Stir together sugar, honey, egg and banana.  In separate bowl, whisk together the flour, ground oats, salt and soda.  Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients stirring gently until incorporated.  Pour batter into muffin tins - about 2/3 full.  Bake for 20-25 minutes depending on your oven.  Enjoy!!


1 comment:

  1. Those look good! And congrats on the weight loss. I know how tough that is. Almost as tough as getting some kids to eat whole wheat!