Healthy Oil/Butter-Free Whole Wheat Banana Oats Blueberry Muffins
I was drawn to this recipe for many reasons. I thought I had all the ingredients, but then I found out I didn't. I wished to bake a super healthy muffin for Father's Day for Jonathan. We want to keep him around for a long, long time. As frustrating as it was to bake oil/butter free muffins in the past, I can't believe my tenacity at keeping at it....with far too many breaks in between, as I surrendered for long periods of times, until I came across this one that looked like it had some promise. A promise mainly because I liked the photo. It was a muffin that didn't conform, a rebel of a muffin, the sort of spirit I like.
The muffins are faintly sweet, which is exactly the way like it, but if you got more of a sweet tooth, feel free to increase the Sugar in the Raw to a 3/4 of a cup. I also got a feeling the batter could easily take in another 1/4 of apple sauce but that is an experiment for the next time.
Whole Wheat Banana Oats Blueberry Muffins
adapted from Snacking Squirrel's Blueberry Banana Oat Muffins
makes a dozen
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup Sugar in the Raw
2 large eggs
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt (cause' I ran out of plain ole')
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup apple sauce
3/4 cup milk
3 medium/large ripe bananas, sliced
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup blueberries
Preheat oven to 380F.
Add all dry ingredients, flour, rolled oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, into a large bowl and mix.
Whisk the 2 eggs into a separate large bowl. Add the sliced bananas and mash. Add the apple sauce, milk and vanilla extract and mix well. The consistency should be somewhat smooth, lump free.
Add the wet ingredients into the dry and gently fold with a rubber spatula. Do not over mix. Add the blueberries and fold in with the spatula 2-4 times.
Evenly distribute the batter with a tablespoon into the cupcake sleeves. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Ovens vary.
Other Muffin Recipes:
Chocolate Chip/Banana and Meyer Lemon/Blueberry Muffins
Orange Cranberries Rolled Oats Ricotta Muffins
Apple Rolled Oats Streusel Cider Muffins