Wednesday, 13 January 2016

healthy banana oat muffins

For those of you who know me, you'll know I'm rather health conscious. As in, eat healthy, excercise often, go running when time allows and up on health and fitness. This means I’m always on the lookout for healthy recipes. Healthy recipes, as in recipes with no refined flour, sugar, butter and oil. Crazy, you tell me, all recipes need those ingredients. Well, I used to think so too. But not anymore! It is possible to make healthy, tasty recipes without all those ingredients.

And because I love muffins (they’ve become my favorite type of baked goods), this recipe is just perfect. Muffins are easy to make, relatively healthy and are very satisfying and filling. They freeze well too and taste just as good when they’re reheated in the microwave.

These muffins are moist and flavoursome. You’d never guess they’re sugar free or are made with oat flour. They’ll satisfy the fussiest of eaters, I’ll tell you that.

As with all muffin recipes, I like to slightly underbake mine so they don’t dry out. I find that the muffins continue to cook even once out of the oven, so you needn’t worry about raw egg or the like.

Healthy Banana Oatmeal Muffins
Makes 18 medium-sized muffins

2.5 cups oats
1 cup greek unsweetened yoghurt
2 eggs
½ cup honey
2tsp baking powder
1tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
2 bananans

Preheat oven to 180C. Process oats in food processor until very fine. Add remaining ingredients and process until mixture is smooth. Divide the batter among the cupcake liners and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until muffins are just beginning to brown on the top and an inserted skewer comes out clean.

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