Saturday, July 7, 2012

Banana Oat Muffins

This morning's challenge: use overly ripe bananas to make something that does not break the calorie bank. Behold! Banana oatmeal muffins. Nothing too special, but 200 calories per muffin so not terrible. Easy to construct, and less than 20 minutes in the oven - delicious.

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  1. Combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the egg lightly. Stir in the milk, oil, and vanilla. Add the mashed banana, nutmeg, cinnamon and combine thoroughly. Stir the flour mixture into the banana mixture until just combined. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper bake cups and fill with batter.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes.

You should probably let them cool completely before removing them from the wrapper.