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Banana Oat Muffins


Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 1 large)

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt

  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and line a muffin tin with muffin cups.

  2. In a large bowl, mix the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

  3. In a separate bowl, mix mashed banana, Greek yogurt, honey or maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla extract.

  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

  5. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each about 3/4 full.

  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

  7. Let the muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

These banana oat muffins are a tasty, healthy snack option that is easy to make. Oats are a great source of healthy carbohydrates and protein, and ripe bananas provide natural sweetness and moisture. Whole wheat flour, Greek yogurt and eggs provide additional protein, while honey or maple syrup provides natural sweetness. These muffins are a great option for an on-the-go breakfast or as a post-workout snack.


You can add different types of nuts, seeds or dried fruits like chopped walnuts, pumpkin seeds, or raisins to the batter, or add a different type of spice like nutmeg or ginger for a bit of extra flavour.


This Oatmeal Banana Muffin recipe is a good source of several micronutrients, including:

  • Rolled Oats: dietary fibre, magnesium, zinc, and iron.

  • Whole Wheat Flour: dietary fibre, manganese, magnesium, and zinc

  • Baking Powder and Baking Soda: they are leavening agents and they don't provide any notable micronutrients

  • Ground Cinnamon: manganese and antioxidants

  • Ripe Bananas: potassium and Vitamin B6

  • Greek Yogurt: Protein, calcium, phosphorus, and B vitamins.

  • Honey or Maple Syrup: carbohydrates, antioxidants and minerals like Iron, Calcium, Zinc and Potassium, that depend on the chosen sweetener.

  • Eggs: protein, choline, selenium, and vitamins A and D

  • Vanilla Extract: antioxidants and flavonoids


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