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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

{Breakfast/Snack; Sweet Banana Oatmeal Muffins}

What is not to love about banana muffins?  I think banana muffins or bread has to be one of my all time favorite quick breads!  The only complaint I have about banana bread is, that I never seem to have over ripe bananas in my house when the banana bread craving strikes!  Now that is a problem, isn't it!  Thankfully, I have gotten smart and have started freezing my over ripe bananas, so that I have a nice stash on hand for the sole purpose of making delicious banana baked goods! Thankfully, I had a few over ripe bananas in the freezer to whip up these delicious muffins this past weekend!     

These muffins are a spin off of my moms amazing sugar top muffins.  Sweet, moist, and full of that good old comforting banana bread flavor.  Perfect plain straight from the oven, or try drizzling with honey, or toppig with your favorite nut butter (check out my honey roasted almond butter recipe)!   The oats give these muffins a hearty texture and the vanilla and cinnamon help amp the flavor.  Enjoy one with a cup of tea for a snack, or make them as part of your weekend brunch!  Throw in some chocolate chips if you like to make them decedent!  

Sweet Banana Oatmeal Muffins
Brunch N' Cupcakes 
Makes 12 Muffins 

2 ripe bananas mashed 
3/4 Cup Milk 
1 Teaspoon Vanilla 
1 Egg 
3 Tablespoons Butter 
2 Tablespoon + 1 Teaspoon Plain Greek Yogurt 
1 Cup Flour 
1 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats 
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon 
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar 
3/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder 
2/3 Teaspoon Baking Soda 

1- Preheat oven to 350 and grease muffin pan. 
2- Combine flour, oats, cinnamon, brown sugar, baking powder and baking soda.  Mix until well combined and set aside. 
3- Combine mashed bananas, milk, egg, vanilla, melted butter, and greek yogurt in a seperate bowl.  Beat with an electric mixture until combined. 
4- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix with an electric mixer on low until smooth and well combined. 
5- Grab greased muffin pan and fill 12 muffin cups.  Bake in 350 degree oven for 20-25 min or until golden brown.  Allow muffins to cook in muffin pan until cool.