So, as I’ve mentioned the last couple of weeks, we’re trying to eat better.
And for me, that means lots of cooking experiments.
Sometimes they turn out good… sometimes, not so much.
Now, I’m posting this recipe to see if any of you out there might have a suggestion for making them better…
(Though probably actually following the recipe would’ve helped.)
Banana Oatmeal Muffins, adapted from Keeping Up with the Joneses
2 & 1/2 c oats (old-fashioned kind, not quick cooking)
3/4 c plain low-fat greek yogurt
1/4 c applesauce
1/2 c sugar
1/4 c vanilla protein powder
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Place all of the ingredients, including banana,s in a blender or food processor, and blend until oats are smooth.
Divide batter among tin, and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
These weren’t terrible, but they were certainly lacking something. I had reduced the sugar from 3/4 c to 1/2 c – replacing the last 1/4 c with the protein powder. Additionally, I didn’t have a full cup of yogurt, so I added the 1/4 c applesauce. Perhaps it was those substitutions that made them bland.
They also did not turn out looking too pretty. They actually looked decent coming straight out of the oven, but they soon collapsed, leaving behind a heavy-looking, flat muffin.
There’s a definite banana taste, but it’s just kind of dull. And the texture is really spongy, which is kind of weird in my opinion.
Anyways, they had mixed reviews in the family. One of my boys liked them, the other did not. I thought they weren’t too bad, but Hubs was not impressed.
So, now for your help…
What would you do differently or add to make these better? I’d love any ideas.
Have a wonderful weekend!