Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Banana Carrot Oat Muffins

I think it's easy to say that being snowed in and baking go hand-in-hand. And while I'm not the biggest baker, I do love muffins (homemade ones, that is). Pre-packaged ones can have an extreme amount of sugar and fat which can leave you dragging in the morning. These muffins are packed full of fiber and protein to help keep you full. Paired with a glass of milk or hot tea, this is a perfect way to start your day! 



1. Preheat oven to 375. Coat a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients.


3. In a medium bowl, combine the wet ingredients.



4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. (Add a small bit of water if your batter is dry.)


5. Fold in the carrots, oats and walnuts.


6. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.


7. Serve muffins warm, topped with a pat of butter. Store any leftover muffins in an airtight container.



Banana Carrot Oat Muffins 
Makes 12 muffins

All you need:
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2 ripe bananas, mashed
Zest of 1 orange
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 carrots, peeled and grated
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

All you do:
1. Preheat oven to 375. Coat a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
3. In a medium bowl, combine the wet ingredients.
4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. (Add a small bit of water if your batter is dry.)
5. Fold in the carrots, oats and walnuts.
6. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
7. Serve muffins warm topped with a pat of butter. Store any leftover muffins in an airtight container.

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