Simple + Sweet Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Try this super easy recipe out! Added bonus: gluten-free for all those who can’t eat gluten! I found this recipe one night when I had to make a breakfast food that was gluten free for a party and needed something sweet and most importantly: simple.

These Banana Oatmeal Muffins were found on wellplated.com. Instead of following some of the steps, I improvised and adapted the recipe to my liking and it turned out well! These banana oatmeal muffins are a healthier alternative to regular muffins.

Here is the direct link to the actual recipe: http://www.wellplated.com/banana-oatmeal-muffins/

In case you needed some abbreviated or quick steps of this recipe, here it goes:

Serves: 12 Muffins

Time: 10 minutes on-hands, 15 minutes in oven

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Oats
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pinch of Kosher salt
  • 1 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • (Optional: 1/2 cups chocolate chips)

Steps:

  • Preheat to 400 F. Line 12 muffin cups with liners.
  • Pour oats and mashed bananas into a bowl. Mix well with a wooden spoon or whisk.
  • Add in yogurt and continue mixing.
  • Add in eggs, honey, baking powder, and baking soda. Stir well until there is a consistency in mixture.
  • Put in chocolate chips either on top of muffins once batter is poured into liners, or add into batter before. (I put into batter before)
  • If have not done already, spread batter evenly into liners.
  • Bake muffins for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool and enjoy!

Why are these banana oatmeal (chocolate-chip) muffins a better alternative to regular store-made muffins?

Depending on where you purchase regular muffins, often times the muffins store-made contain lots of added sugar composed of simple carbs. Simple carbohydrates do not sustain good energy in comparison to complex carbohydrates. In this recipe, honey is a substitute for sugar.

By using yogurt in this recipe, we also receive some protein. Dairy products, like yogurt, are often good sources of protein and deliver calcium, which is crucial for teenagers to sustain good bone development and strengthen teeth.

For more about food groups and classifications, check out my “Overview of Food Groups & Classification” post.

Comment below your thoughts on this recipe! Did you try it? Does it sound delicious? I appreciate your feedback on this post and on my blog!

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If you liked this recipe, check out other ones on this blog and at wellplated.com

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