Health Food (by request)

I’ve gotten several requests lately for semi-healthy recipes. While this typically isn’t something I do (as a rule, if a recipe doesn’t have butter or chocolate in it, I feel cheated), I’m trying to drop some post-baby pounds and up my healthy-eating game.

While I haven’t managed to bake much this week, I did come across a recipe I tried out about a year and a half ago. They top out at 200 calories, contain tons of fibre, and actually taste GOOD. And, if you want….add some chocolate chips. Then you won’t feel like you’re missing out on anything. (Excuse the awful-quality photo. It was a grainy iPhone shot from forever ago)Image

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)
2 eggs
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!

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