Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Blueberry & Banana Oatmeal Cups

I've been working on some oatmeal muffins for quite some time. But I wasn't going to be happy with posting something until the kids approved it. The first batch was healthy, too healthy, and dry. The kids were not fans and Kyle and I weren't really either. I moistened them up a bit and we really liked them... but the kids still weren't crazy about them and I found half eaten muffins sitting in random spots that morning. That's the first sign... when they don't ask for another one, lol. 

So this morning we attempted it again. I search for recipes then I change things around a bit to clean them up. Not wanting added sugar or flour. These were great. Personally I am not a fan of molasses but I substituted it with honey for the brown sugar. I could taste the molasses but others couldn't and the kids didn't' seem to mind because they devoured them up! 

I used my blender to mix in most of the ingredients, minus the blueberries, half the oatmeal, and the baking soda. Otherwise it's a great dump and pour recipe!

2 eggs
2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats, divided (place 1 cup in blender with other ingredients, use 1 1/2 cups in bowl so muffins have an oatmeal flake texture)
2 ripe bananas
3/4 cup honey or pure maple syrup
1 Tbsp dark molasses (you could half this if you're not a fan of molasses like myself)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen, thawed)

Preheat oven to 400°F and spray muffin tin
Place first six ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
In separate bowl put 1 1/2 cup oats, 1 tsp baking powder, & 1 cup blueberries. Add in mixture from blender and stir to combine. Evenly separate into muffin tin and cook for 20 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 or so minutes.

Fix Count:
1 muffin = 1 yellow AND 1 purple

Emma was excited for the new muffins however everything is a "cookie" when it involves oatmeal and sweeteners. :-P

Yummy! I didn't blend all the oatmeal in the blender because I wanted to oatmeal look in the finished muffins. Goal achieved!

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