Healthy Banana Oatmeal Muffins - No flour, no oil, no refined sugar…RECIPE
2 ½ cups old fashioned oats (1.5 cups ground), 2 Tbsp unground reserved for muffin tops
2-3 large overripe bananas (1 c. mashed) or 1 cup applesauce
2 eggs (lightly beaten)
1/3 cup honey
3/4 cup milk
2 tsp real vanilla
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
Okay, so here is an attempt at an ~oatmeal tutorial.~ There’s no right or wrong way of making it, this is just my own personal method for those who are interested. If anything’s unclear just send me a message, I am not the most eloquent person in the morning. :) It takes about ten minutes to make if I have everything ready in advance.
1. The first photo shows everything I used today. Oats, millet flakes, sweetener of choice (banana, lucuma), chia seeds, ground flax, milk (unsweetened almond), flavourings (vanilla, peanut butter). Obviously use whatever you prefer for sweetener and flavour - cacao, maple syrup, berries, nuts, chocolate, etc.
2. Place the oats (I used 1/4 cup oats and 1/4 millet flakes, but again, use what you prefer) and half of the banana in a small pan. Cover with water (or milk if you want thicker, creamy oats) and place over a low heat.
3. In your bowl, mix a spoonful of chia seeds with two spoonfuls of flax, and cover with milk. Leave to soak. I put the kettle on to boil at this point and use it as a timer.
4-5. By the time the kettle’s boiled (so a few minutes later, max) the oats will be thickening. Stir in the vanilla (and peanut butter, if making pb oats). I also added a teaspoon of lucuma powder to the bowl at this point.
6-7. By now the oats should have soaked up most of the liquid and be thick. Pour them into the bowl, then spend a minute quickly mixing everything together until well-combined. The flecks in the photo are because of the kind of flax I’m using, so yours might not have the same colour. :)
8. Top with your choice of delicious things - I used the rest of the banana, more peanut butter, a handful of granola and cacao nibs. Pause for a photo opportunity. Enjoy. :)