Thursday, September 9, 2010
Oatmeal Banana Muffins
Don't mistake healthy to be dry flakes falling off the muffin. No, far from it. My little guy enjoyed it so much he finished a big huge muffin (huge- used relative to my 2 year olds size). And on a lighter note here is a snippet of dialogue we shared while I was making this recipe:
LM: Muffin menam ( I want muffin) The words are distorted like when babies first start talking. Like 'twain' for train etc.
I (Playing along in his child talk): eppo tharame..(Wait a second)
LM(Pouting his lips and giving me a wide eyed doll look): Veleelu vachittu matiye (Only after you have kept it outside)
I: Open jawed, hands on hips making a face at him.
Did you get it? He is teasing me! Yeah, the little one is growing up quickly in the teasing department.
He says 'only after keeping it outside' because I cook and then run outside with it to the patio to photograph. I do this little hip hop between stove - dish - patio - table thingy. Therefore now, I am the butt of the joke even for my 2 year old! Gosh! What do a being do when they have to blog and photograph and feed kids and not have them tease you!!%@%$#
Brown Sugar- 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup
Oats- 1 cup
Whole wheat flour- 3/4 cup
Baking Powder- 2 tsp
Baking soda- 1/2 tsp
Salt- 1/4 tsp
Mashed bananas- 1 cup (3 med)
Vegetable oil/Any oil of your preference- 1/4 cup
Cinnamon powder(optional)- 1/2 tsp
Walnuts chopped- 1/2 cup
Low fat milk/Buttermilk- 1/4 cup
1.Preheat the oven at 350 degree F.Prepare a muffin pan by either greasing or lining with paper liners.
2.Crush the oats in a blender and mix it with the whole wheat flour,salt,baking powder and baking soda.
3.Beat the eggs and sugar to mix them well.Add oil and mix once more.
4.Spoon in the mashed bananas and cinnamon if you are adding into this and mix well.
5.Finally add the milk/buttermilk and mix again.
6.Pour this wet mixture into the dry mixture and fold in using a wooden/plastic spatula.Also mix in the walnuts in this.
7.Spoon into the prepared muffin pans and bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until they are done.
1.This recipe gives you 12 standard size muffins.
2.You could add 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract if you prefer.
3.You could add more nuts if you wish.
Sending this to Champa's Bake off event
Recipe courtesy: Various Internet sites