Dudes, this recipe is HEALTHY.
I know, take a step back. Reread that sentence. Pinch yourself.
I’m posting a recipe that is devoid of chocolate, butter, icing, or caramel. Please, don’t leave, I promise its worth it.
See? Looks pretty good.
I’ve been really kicking my butt into gear lately, taking my doctor’s advice that maybe losing some serious weight will help with my irregular cycles. I’ve never been this irregular, nor have I ever been this heavy. Correlation? I think so. My goal is to drop about 60 pounds in total, taking me from 198 (size 14) to 138 (about size 6-8). I’m 5’7. so the weight is pretty distributed, but it seems to hang out in my stomach. Not only have I heard that that’s the most dangerous type of fat, I’ve ALSO gotten one too many sidelong glances and whispered “Is she pregnant?”s. So its time to do something about it. And rather than rid myself completely of baked goods, I’ve combined a few recipes and come up with these muffins. The perfect grab-and-go, shove-in-your-purse, 200 calorie mid-day snack. And they taste pretty darn good, too.
Healthy Banana-Oat Muffins
1 1/2 cups flour (I used white because its what I had, whole wheat would be better)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
2 tbsp ground flaxseeds
2 tbsp ground chia seeds
1 cup large-flake oats
2 large mashed bananas (about 1 1/2 cups)
4 ounces Greek yogurt (plain, or any flavour)
1/4 cup canola oil
2 tsp vanilla
In one bowl, combine mashed bananas, Greek yogurt, brown sugar, white sugar, flax seeds, chia seeds, oil, eggs and vanilla. Beat until well combined. Chuck in some blueberries or nuts if you like, the batter can take it.
In another bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients, and mix until just combined.
Fill greased, lined muffin tins about 3/4 full with batter, and bake at 350 for 20 minutes, or slightly longer, depending on how soft you like your muffins.
One muffin = about 200 calories, and there’s a junk ton of fibre in there, too. Enjoy!