Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Oatmeal Blueberry Banana Muffins

All the goodness of banana blueberry muffins, with the goodness of heart healthy oats.

Oatmeal blueberry banana muffins, using raw honey

Muffins are a staple in our household. I usually make a batch of muffins, at least once a week. The kids always request banana chocolate chip muffins, but since we are trying to cut down on sugar, I decided to go with sweet blueberries and bananas. I still have quite a few bags full of wild blueberries in the freezer, so I've been itching to make banana blueberry muffins.

I decided to slightly sweeten these muffins with some RAW honey, after reading some of the health benefits associated with it. I love the fact that I did not have to add too much sweetness to the muffins, because of the sweet bananas and blueberries. I also wanted them to be heartier, so I used some whole wheat flour, and oats. These are a great afterschool snack, sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Oatmeal blueberry banana muffins, using raw honey

Oatmeal Blueberry Banana Muffins

1 C  whole wheat  flour
1 C all purpose flour
1/2 C oat bran
3/4 C large flake oatmeal, divided
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
1/2 C raw honey
2 Tbs vegetable oil
1 C buttermilk
3 bananas, mashed
2/3 C blueberries (fresh or frozen)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners.

In a mixing bowl combine the whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, oat bran, 1/2 C oatmeal, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

In a larger mixing bowl combine the egg, honey, vegetable oil, and buttermilk; whisking well. Add in the dry ingredients and bananas, mixing until just about combined. Gently fold in blueberries.

Using a 1/3 C measure, portion out batter to paper lined muffin tins and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 C oatmeal. Bake for 20-25 minutes; until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool 5 minutes in pan, before removing to a wired rack.

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Dan from Platter Talk said...

This looks like a great combination for muffins!

April J Harris said...

Love all the healthy ingredients in these yummy muffins, Cindy! I'm looking forward to trying them soon!

Nicole Neverman said...

These muffins sound really delicious! Since they have nice, healthy oats I can eat extra muffins, right? :)

Felicia Lim said...

Cindy! This looks so pretty! Love the composition of your photo! And the muffins look especially delicious too!

Healing Tomato said...

This muffins will make a perfect Sunday Brunch meal. Great recipe.

Debi Wayland said...

Your photos are beautiful! These muffins look great. I love the addition of bananas and buttermilk to the mix. These sound like they are very moist and good.

minnie@thelady8home said...

Its sounding like the perfect combination. Muffins are looking awesome.

Katherines Corner said...

I would love one of those! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo