RECIPE

Bake healthy strawberry and banana oats muffins

Oats are healthy and gluten-free whole grains.

In Summary

•Oats are healthy and gluten-free whole grains.

•Common causes of dry muffins are overbaking or overmixing the batter.

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Oats are healthy and gluten-free whole grains. They have a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.

Common causes of dry muffins are overbaking or overmixing the batter.

Studies show that oats and oatmeal have many health benefits. These include weight loss, lower blood sugar levels, and a reduced risk of heart disease.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 Cup greek yoghurt, unsweetened and full fat
  • 1/3 Cup coconut sugar or light brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 Cup white whole wheat flour or all purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla paste or vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 Cup strawberries, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup chocolate chips

Preparation

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 175C

Step 2

Line a muffin pan with paper liners, optional to coat them with cooking spray or a little oil.

Step 3

In a bowl, mash the bananas and add the eggs, greek yoghurt, sugar and quick cooking oats. Stir to combind and let sit for 10 minuts to thicken. Do not skip this step, it is important to get high, moist muffins.

Step 4

After 10 min, add the rest of the ingredients except strawberries and chocolate.

Step 5

Stir to combind and then gently fold in the strawberries and chocolate chips. Fill the prepared muffin liners and top with a little oats.

Step 6

Bake the muffins for about 20 minutes, remember all ovens are different so start checking your muffins after 18 minutes.

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