Thursday, September 9, 2010

Oatmeal Banana Muffins

  After a roll this week with sinful desserts and pork, let's talk healthy today.  These muffins with oats and whole wheat flour is super soft and delicious.   Great in your tummy and yet gentle on your love handles.

   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!!%@%$#

Oatmeal Banana Muffins

Ingredients:

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
Eggs- 2
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

Oatmeal Banana Muffins

Method:

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.

Oatmeal Banana Muffins

Notes:

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
Contributor: Namitha

40 comments:

  1. ha ha love the conversation. my husband tease me for this too. the muffins look wonderful.

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  2. I have to learn the art of baking with banana..i once made banana muffins and the next day the black worm like naaru put me off completely..I have seen the same in quite a few blogs but yours..i cant seem to see it..so def bookmarking it..mayb using wholemeal flour changes that

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  3. Cute muffin Nami, MIdukan kuttan anallo...

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  4. Cute Muffins !!! I get this a lot. My hubby always teases me that I take photos without feeding hungry people !!!

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  5. Pavam kutty :) Muffins look perfect and delicious..Bookmarked to try!

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  6. Thanks guys :-)
    @ Open Book :I'm not sure about that. I think I saw some naaru thing today (the second day !)in it :( I have noticed that this happens when the bananas are tooo over-ripened :-)

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  7. Beautiful looking muffins. My 5 year old shows me cutlery and dishes to buy when I take her shopping. Saying "Make something and keep it on this plate and take a picture" I feel pathetic at that time. Thanks for yet another beautiful entry.

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  8. Looks so inviting!! orennum eduthutto...:)

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  9. Those muffins look awesome..beautiful clicks as always !!

    US Masala

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  10. Lovely muffins..loved the read too..and thanks for the birthday wish...loved your idea of counting back...that's really a fun to get young again....will surely do that...

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  11. I love banana muffins.Yours look so soft and yumm!
    Sinfully Spicy

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  12. love the dialog between the 2 of u... also the pix...

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  13. really healthy and beautiful muffins.. looks yummy

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  14. Looks fluffy and spongy ..... really nice clicks!

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  15. Looks fluffy and spongy ..... really nice clicks!

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  16. Looks fluffy and spongy ..... really nice clicks!

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  17. Nice and spongy muffins, am yet to try with wheat flour..

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  18. Interesting combination and perfect muffins u've got!

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  19. Kuttoos aalu kollallo.... :)

    The muffins looks great Nami..

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  20. Hi,

    Muffins...wow...always a favorite with me...
    Do visit me!!!:)))))!!!
    Dr.Sameena@

    www.lovelypriyanka.blogspot.com
    www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  21. tiny tots are growing smarter...
    this is quite a coincedence. I had jsut posted about my lil ones conversation n me... in my post of a muffin!!!

    Nice clicks as usual..

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  22. Lovely clicks, and healthy looking Muffins.

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  23. Whee! What lovely muffins! They're so fluffy and soft! Yum!

    Nandini's Food Page

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  24. Lovely muffins and the sweet mom-baby chat.

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  25. So now your two year old teases you...:-) But You have done a wonderful job here by not only making healthy and lovely muffins but capturing beautiful photos also
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  26. This will a super hit with my boys... Looks soft and moist... Great for kids breakfast .

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  27. Midukkan kuttananallo...delicious muffins,soft and moist..looks so good

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  28. Loved the snippets from your conversation...

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  29. PURELY "DIVINE"!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    LOVIN EVRY BIT OF UR POST Namitha :)

    http://punjabifooddiary.blogspot.com/

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  30. What a cute conversation and what cute looking muffins...:)!

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  31. Very cute conversation...:)...The picture looks great

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  32. I am so craving for this muffins Nami. Lovely clicks.

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  33. awee so cute and adorable muffins this is my all fav BF muffins addition of Cinnamon powder sounds lots of great flavor in muffins :)

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