Thursday, 11 July 2013

Banana & Apple Oat Muffins Recipe.

Hey guys!  I hope you've all been enjoying my eat yourself clean series so far.  I haven't received much feedback on the recipes that I've posted previously, so if you do end up trying these out, please make sure to share your thoughts in the comments section below. :)  Today's recipe is one that I created for my students on my internship as a healthy treat for their afternoon tea on my last day with them at the school.  After making sure that none of the kids had any food intolerances, I set out to find a healthy muffin recipe that I could tweak a little to make the idea of eating a "healthy" muffin more appealing.  The recipe that I found to help create the recipe below was a delicious banana oat muffin recipe by Jordy from Jordy's Cooking.  

I tried the original recipe out beforehand to see what I could add to, or take away from it, and my partner actually suggested that I throw some apples into the mix.  Then, whilst browsing through my local supermarket the next day, I came across some dark chocolate cooking nibs that I thought would be perfect to use as chocolate chips. :)  Three bowls of muffin mix, and an hour or two of cooking later, I had a large batch of banana and apple oat muffins ready to go for my students (and even some extras for the teachers in my building).  Needless to say, these muffins went down a treat!  In fact, my students liked these muffins so much that later that afternoon they asked if I could turn our final English lesson into a lesson on recipe writing!

Anyway, as I'm sure that most of you will only be wanting to make this recipe for yourselves or your family (and not a class of 25), the following recipe has been adjusted to provide you with enough mixture to make at least 12 large muffins. :D  Enjoy!




Ingredients:
2 cups self raising flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp bicarb soda
1 cup rolled oats
½ cup brown sugar
3 eggs
¾ cup Greek yoghurt
¼ cup olive or coconut oil
1 large banana, chopped
2 small apples (or 1 large), chopped
¼ cup dark chocolate nibs

Method:
1. Grease or line a 12 cup muffin tray with paper cases. Preheat your oven to 200°C.
2. Sift your flour, cinnamon and bicarb soda into a large bowl.  Add your oats and brown sugar, and then mix the dry ingredients together with a wooden spoon.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk your eggs, greek yoghurt and olive oil together. Add your chopped banana, apple and dark chocolate nibs, and stir to combine.
4. Pour your wet mixture over your dry ingredients and then mix together using a wooden spoon until your dry ingredients are completely covered.
5. Spoon your mixture into the muffin tray so that each section is ¾ full and place in the oven for 15-20 minutes.

Enjoy!

10 comments:

  1. Ooooh these look delicious! xx

    www.poptartsbeauty.blogspot.co.uk
    @poptartsandsexx

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  2. Yum! These sound so good. I love the idea of apple and banana together!

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    1. Me too! I reckon they'd be amazing together in an apple pie scenario.. mmm! :)

      xx

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  3. ooo these look so yummy!

    grace
    http://herumbrella.com

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    1. Hehe! I'm not going to lie, they totally are! :P

      xx

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  4. They look delicious! Definitely trying these :D

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