Mar 24

Oatmeal + Banana = Wonderful Muffins!

I had a weird afternoon on Thursday, and somehow I decided that I should bake.

So bake I did!  We had three bananas that needed to be used for something besides eating, and I love All Recipes’ website.  I just typed in “bananas” and “muffins” (because I figured I could do that.  And then I perused the choices.  I came up with one that sounded yummy…and I was right!  Side note: I like to think that I usually am right.

They turned out very well!

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Click here for the recipe in its original form, but see below for the way that I did it.

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup butter – softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, bananas and honey; mix well. Combine dry ingredients; stir into creamed mixture just until moistened. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350 degrees F for 18-20 minutes or until cupcakes test done. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.

If you are into Weight Watchers, these are 5 points. Not too shabby.

I liked them!

IMG-20120322-00327And my kids liked the dough, so I made 9 “dough balls,” and put them in the freezer.

Ok – before you go too nuts on me about the raw egg bit, I am not forcing them to eat these.  They asked for them, and they are nearly 18.  Soon they will need to make their own choices without me, right?  I know…I am just trying to convince myself that I did not poison them.

What are you baking lately?  What are your favorite websites for recipes?

What are you doing reading this blog when there is a Sioux hockey game on and it is beautiful outside!?!?!?!  Seriously – is anyone else loving Minnesota’s new March?

Happy Saturday!

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