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Healthy Muffins and a Cold

January 30, 2012

Last night when it would have been wise for me to go to bed since I was feeling a cold creeping up on me, I decided to start baking. For some time know I have been trying to find a good recipe for banana muffins, that would not be full of sugar. I had a couple bananas lying around and an almost empty bag of rolled oats lying around so I decided to create my own Banana Oat Muffin recipe.

These were better than I expected them to be and the best part is that they are actually healthy. They have a subtle hint of the coconut oil and a mild sweetness from the agave nectar and an extra crunch from the walnuts.

Initially I wanted to add a couple of chocolate chips, which I didn’t have. All I had at home was a bar of baking chocolate and to be honest I was to lazy to start chopping chocolate in the middle of the night. So, I added a couple of cocoa nibs instead, which was the healthier (and by far easier) choice anyways!

Banana Oat Muffins

makes 6 delicious muffins

You will need:

  • 100g flour
  • 40g rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tbsp. flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa nibs
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 100ml almond milk
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 large banana, mashed
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. In a bowl mix together the dry ingredients: flour,oats, walnuts, flax seeds, cocoa nibs
  3. In another (larger) bowl, beat in the egg, agave nectar, vanilla extract, milk, oil and the mashed banana. Stir to combine all of the ingredients.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture. Combine everything and fill the batter into the muffin tins.
  5. Bake for about 25-30min. or until golden brown.

Because of the addition of the egg these muffins are not vegan, you could however substitute the egg with flax eggs (1 tbsp. ground flax seeds with 2-3 tbsp. water) which should work as well.

Have a good week!

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1 Comment

  • Reply Gabi January 30, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Wow die schauen ja wirklich köstlich aus. Wie geht’s deiner Verkühlung jetzt. Hoffentlich besser. Trinke einen Tee und genieße deine Köstlichkeit. Bis später

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