This morning my son and I read If You Give A Moose A Muffin by Laura Numeroff and decided that we were going to make muffins to try to a lure a moose to come and visit us...very doubtful but hopeful. We didn't have a moose visit but we were overwhelmed by squirrels while we were baking the muffins!
I have been searching for a clean banana bread recipe for quite a while now. I wanted no sugar and mainly oats. I found a couple and tried them with no luck. After a few modifications of my favorite banana bread recipes I came up with this and I think it is fabulous!
BANANA BREAD MUFFINS- CLEAN EATING
Makes 12 regular muffins
1 cup old fashioned oats
3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
pinch ground cloves
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup honey
3 bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Your bananas should look like this, the browner the better. Brown = Natural Sweetness!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line muffin tin with paper liners.
In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together: oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
In another bowl mix the coconut oil and honey together. Add eggs and mix. Stir in the mashed bananas and vanilla.
Mix the dry ingredients into the wet and stir until just combined.
Bake for 15-18 minutes for regular sized muffins.
I made a total of 9 muffins (a little larger than regular size and it took 22 minutes). Check that the muffins are done by inserting a toothpick into the top/middle of a muffin and the toothpick should come out clean.
Let the muffins cool for 5 minutes and then peel off paper and enjoy.
"What?! You made muffins for me?"
No squirrels will be getting these muffins, they're almost gone.
I also made fig jam for the muffins...
Buddy starring at the squirrels...he hates them but he is getting too old to care.