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Three Ways To Make Healthy Oat Banana Muffins

Oat cakes/muffins are my new found love. Yummy, filling and healthy, you definitely can’t go wrong with this gem. The best part about it, is it being – sugar-free, oil-free or butter-free, while it is not a bad thing, I already have enough of it in my diet so it feels good to create recipes with no oil or butter.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup/128 gram of oats flour or rolled oats
  • 1 and 1/2 medium bananas or 2 small bananas
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/3 teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (optional, from Ajimi)
  • A pinch of salt (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract (optional)

Additional for the peanut

  • Peanut (groundnut) Butter
  • Dried fruits

Additional for The Chocolate Recipe

  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon of brownie
  • Chocolate chips

Classic Banana Oatmeal Cake

•Grind the oat flour, mix with other dry ingredients and keep. I typically just use the oats, baking powder and soda, cinnamon and nutmeg.

•I find that blending the egg, banana, and milk(or water when I don’t want to use milk) saves time than mixing.

•Once I have wet and dry ingredients ready, I mix and leave for 5 minutes before serving them in the baking cups.

•I preheat the oven and bake at 180°c for 45 minutes (I use a small oven so check if this setting is suitable for you).

Crunchy, Peanut and Banana Oatmeal Muffins

•This is almost the same as the classic oat cake/muffins, I just add peanut butter to the wet ingredients, then add raisins while mixing the dry and wet.

•After serving, I sprinkle groundnut (peanuts) on them before baking.

Chocolate and Banana Oatmeal Muffins

The difference between this and the classic oat muffins are

• I add cocoa powder to my dry ingredients and the brownie while mixing. However, I have skipped adding brownie and decided to stick with just cocoa powder.

•I sprinkle the chocolate chips on the served batter. I couldn’t find chocolate chips, so I cut up some chocolate bars into chips.

Extra – Classic Oatmeal Cake with dried fruits and shredded coconut and mango smoothie

Author:

I'm OnyinyeOlufunmi, a visual artist, writer and psychologist from Lagos, Nigeria.

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