- 1 cup mashed banana (about 2 large bananas or 3 small-medium bananas)
- 1 cup gluten-free old-fashioned rolled oats, uncooked
- 1 farm fresh egg
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½- 3/4 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen (I leaned closer to the 3/4 cup amount of berries)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees
- Place unbleached baking cups in muffin tin
- Mash banana until smooth (mine still had a few little chunks)
- In a separate bowl, lightly beat egg
- Add oats, beaten egg, baking powder and vanilla to mashed banana bowl
- Stir until well mixed
- Stir in strawberries, blueberries or whatever fruit you decided on
- Spoon the mixture into the lined muffin tin, filling to the top (mine looked like they were going to overflow, which is OK because these don’t rise much at all)
- Bake at 425 degrees for 5 minutes, then decrease oven to 375 and bake for 12 more minutes
- Allow muffins to cool for 5-10 minutes before pulling out of tin. I let them cool another 10 minutes then store mine in a glass container in the fridge. (I actually prefer to eat these cold, but you could reheat them up in the microwave or store them right on the counter top in a glass container if you plan on eating them pretty quickly)
I made these for my mom and gave her the recipe to make at home and now she has a healthy breakfast to take with her to work in the morning. My mom likes to ask me questions about healthy items I buy and cook, like why do I use unbleached baking cups? Using unbleached baking cups (and unbleached baking paper) means that when I cook food on/in them we aren’t being exposed to dioxin (read more here) which is an unwanted by products of a wide range of manufacturing processes including smelting, chlorine bleaching of paper pulp and the manufacturing of some herbicides and pesticides. I don’t understand the need for everything to by changed to the color white in America. What’s wrong with brown paper? Anyway…before I go off on a tangent…that’s why I choose to buy unbleached liner and baking cups. It’s the little things that add up to a healthier life. When we don’t buy items that use chlorine bleach in them it also means that chlorine doesn’t get back into our streams and oceans, which means a healthier environment!
Let me know if you try these super simple and healthy baked oatmeal muffins! Oh, I almost forgot to mention about adding some dark chocolate chips or walnuts to the top of these would be yummy too! Get creative and let your kids help make these too!
Stay Healthy my Friends!
Carrie A Groff
– Healthy, Fit & Barefoot!
“Happiness is Barefoot on the Beach!”