Banana (Health-)Nut Muffins

cindy sandberg

By
@cindyLs

These are similar to my Yogurt and Banana Oatmeal Muffins, but I've replaced some of the flour with almond meal and ground flax for extra protein, and reduced the sugar content to just a small amount of honey. Thanks to the bananas, they are still plenty sweet. These are super nutritious and taste great! 100% whole grain, fruit and yogurt-so no guilt in having seconds, or treating yourself to one(or two) or these muffins for breakfast! Whether you're a bona-fide health nut, or just trying to make some small changes for the better in your diet, these are for you!


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Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
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Serves:
12
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
These were moist and tasty muffins that go great with coffee or tea. I did add chocolate chips into mine. But, these would be tasty with some nuts and raisins. A wonderful (and healthy) way to start the day!

Ingredients

1 c
oats(quick or regular)
1/2 c
plain yogurt
1/3 c
honey (or agave)
1/4 c
milk (i used almond milk)
1 c
almond meal or flour (you can make your own by processing almonds in a food processor or blender)
3/4 c
whole grain flour (i used oat flour. white whole wheat also works well, as does spelt)at
1/4 c
ground flax
2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2-1 tsp
cinnamon
pinch of salt
2
mashed bananas
1/3 c
oil (i like light olive oil or coconut oil)
1
egg
optional add-ins: nuts, raisins, chocolate chips, blueberries

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 400F. Line muffin tins with paper liners, or spray well with pan spray.

2Combine oats, yogurt, milk and honey in a small bowl and allow to sit for 10 min.

3In the meantime, combine almond meal, flour, flax, baking powder and baking soda, cinnamon and salt and whisk to combine.

4Mash the bananas and add them along with the egg and oil to the oat/yogurt mixture.

5Combine wet and dry ingredients and stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.

6Scoop into muffin cups and bake for about 15-20 min., until muffins test done with a toothpick.