Friday, April 12, 2013

Banana Oat Muffins

These are very similar to the Pumpkin Oat Muffins and were also a hit in my house!

2 1/2 cup oats (I recommend pulsing this first until it's fine)
1 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt
2-3 ripe Bananas
1/4 cup Spenda
1/4 cup Splenda's Brown Sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup Raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray tin with non-stick cooking spray.  I used silicone cupcake liners for these because it was recommended not to use regular liners.
Place all of the liquid ingredients in the blender, and then blend adding oats in 1/2 c at a time until smooth.  (I recommend grinding the oats first)
You may need to stop the blender a few times to stir.  Stir in raisins and walnuts after blending is complete.
Divide batter among 12 muffin cups (This might make a little more than 12) and bake for 20 min. or until toothpick comes out clean.

You could even add in some protein powder to make them into a great protein filled breakfast on the go!

For 1 Muffin, without Walnuts:
110 Calories, 21 g Carbs, 1 g Fat, 4 g Protein , 2 g Fiber

 For 1 Muffin, with Walnuts:
143 Calories, 22 g Carbs, 5 g Fat, 5 g Protein, 3 g Fiber