From the desk of K:
I stumbled upon this recipe while scouring Pinterest for a healthy muffin or bread recipe that would get rid of some pretty ripe bananas I had in the kitchen. As I’ve said before, muffins, even ones labeled as “healthy,” can oftentimes be misleading so I made sure to be diligent when picking a recipe to use. The original recipe comes from Fitness magazine and actually calls for chocolate chips as well, but, due to my Lenten sacrifice of no candy or desserts, I had to make these sans chocolate. They actually turned out to be much more delicious than I had anticipated, and I had to refrain from eating more than one!
- 3 cups old-fashioned oats
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 egg whites
- 1 ¼ cup skim milk
- ¾ cup mashed bananas (I ended up using 3 small/medium bananas)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix the oats, brown sugar, baking powder and salt together in a bowl and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, whisk your egg whites and mix in the skim milk, bananas, and vanilla extract.
- Add in the dry ingredients and mix everything together until well blended.
- Lightly coat muffin tins with cooking spray and spoon in the mixture.
- Bake for 18-22 minutes, then enjoy!
Makes about 18 regular-sized muffins.