Baking with Bananas

Tonight I was in a baking mood and decided to cook up a batch of muffins! I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to make the muffins that were on my list, back in this post. They are healthy banana oat muffins. I like making muffins for other people, it’s always a nice treat to give to friends or co-workers. I’ll keep a couple for myself and my family and bring the rest to work!

flour

I made a few tiny tweaks to make them even healthier. I decided to replace the fat-free milk for vanilla almond milk and I also decided to throw in some flax seeds to get in some more omega-3’s! Omega-3’s provide a lot of benefits. They are good for increasing concentration and memory, better sleep and better skin among other benefits.

muffin,

I was a little bit nervous at first because the batter seemed pretty liquidy but in the end it worked out because the muffins came out more moist, which I prefer. If you like drier muffins I would suggest using 1.5 bananas rather than 2 bananas, if they are larger.

image (7)

 

Voilà!

Very quick and easy recipe. They are perfect for breakfast or as a mid-afternoon snack.

Advertisements

Bananas for Mangos

 

  

      

 Here is one of my regular morning favorites – soy mango banana smoothie. It has a mix of fruit and protein to give you the energy you need to get yourself through the day!

 Mango_and_cross_sections

   

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • Frozen mango chunks
  • vanilla soy milk
  • vanilla yogurt

2050286348_1366379472

Comebine all the ingredients in a blender and there you have it – the perfect breakfast.