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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Blueberry Oat Muffins (sans flour, conventional sugar, and butter)

I just want to start by saying that these muffins are fabulous! They are so basic and give me no concern as a source of nutrition for my little guy, who by the way absolutely loves them! They also freeze and thaw nicely which is a total bonus.


Last week I had not one, not two, but THREE bags of bananas from Costco- this was no accident. I had a girl friend over one day and she at one point in our conversation said, "so... you guys like bananas." Ha! Well, yes but there was a plan! In the past I've purchased just one extra bunch of bananas but we wound up eating into them so I figured I needed to pick up a third if I wanted to have any left to bake with. Why am I explain all this? I don't know, I guess to just share with you the silliness of our life sometimes.



When baking with bananas the riper the sweeter! If you have ever bit into a green banana you are very aware of this. Okay, onto the recipe because after all that is why all the talk about banana!

Ingredients:
3 cups quick cook oats
2 cups old fashioned oats
1-2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 cup coconut flakes
1 teaspoon salt
6 medium sized ripe bananas (roughly 6 cups of mushed banana)
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon coconut oil
5 tablespoons agave
3 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups frozen blueberries

Preheat the over to 380'f. In a large mixing bowl combine the first five ingredients (dry ingredients) and mix together thoroughly. In a separate bowl mash bananas and add and combine the rest of the ingredients (besides blueberries). Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Gently fold in blueberries. Fill lined muffin tin cups to the brim and bake for 25 minutes. After muffins have baked, slightly open the oven and broil for 5 more minutes. You will make roughly 24 muffins.

Happy eating!
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12 comments:

  1. So up my alley. Thanks for sharing! I'll give you an update from the toughest food critic ever...Mason! ha!

    .:Marta:.

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  2. Looks very yummy! I've never used agave in place of sugar before (that's what it's used for, right?) but I'm curious to try. Thanks for sharing:) I LOVE muffins.

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  3. You crazy banana lady! We're also slightly obsessed with 'naners over here too, eat one everyday! Did you know they help decrease anxiety!? :)

    Megan

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    Newlywed Life Blog

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  4. Great recipe! We start co-op preschool this week that meets one morning a week through the school year. We have to be there by 9am, which is really early for us...we're usually still eating breakfast at 10. I've been stressing how to eat and get out the door on time, so I'm totally going to make these muffins today and stash them in the freezer for school day breakfasts! Thanks for the idea!

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  5. Also, I was just thinking through the recipe and I think I'll add in some shredded zucchini and carrots to add a nutritional boost. Maybe crushed walnuts, too.

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  6. These look so good!

    Thanks for linkup today! Had so much fun co-hosting and getting to know new bloggers!

    http://thediaryofarealhousewife.blogspot.com

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  7. I love adding shredded zucchini to stuff! Good idea! Let me know how the changes go!

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  8. Ha! Oh geeze well either I'm not eating enough or... hmmm :)

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  9. Yep! You can just add a few Tbs of sugar if you don't have agave. I have a ton from Costco I'm trying to use up.

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  10. That's me with wheat flour! I found 3 partially used bags in the pantry the other day! YIKES!

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