Recipes: Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Banana Oatmeal Muffin Recipe

Ingredients:

2 cup flour

1 cup white sugar

2 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 cup oatmeal

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 beaten eggs

1 cup of skim or one percent milk

1/2 cup olive or canola oil

2 cup mashed bananas

1 cup chopped walnuts


Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

1. In a large mixing bowl stir together dry ingredients (this is the first 6 listed ingredients).

2. Add in the wet ingredients and mix lightly together till all dry ingredients are moist. Mixture should be lumpy in appearance.

3. Fill muffin cups one half full of muffin batter. Bake for 20 minutes.

This recipe makes 2 dozen muffins.

Baking with happy heart foods

This Oatmeal Banana Muffin recipe is one of my favorites because it contains a number of ingredients which all add up to make this a food that is going to make your heart happy.

Muffins are famous for being unhealthy, but this is one muffin that you can say goes against the grain, it is pretty much the best that a muffin can be.

Oatmeal is a happy heart food. It is a soluble fiber that actually has the ability to bind with, and remove, cholesterol from the body. So whenever you add oatmeal into your baked goods, you know that you are making them just that little extra healthy for the ones that you love.

Now add in walnuts which are rich in omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids are fats that are required by your body to keep it healthy. One quarter cup of walnuts will provide about 90% of your daily required amounts of this essential fat. In the nut family walnuts have the highest degree of omega 3 fats.

The consumption of walnuts has been proven to actually lower cholesterol levels, help prevent erratic heart beat, and also to help prevent clot formation within the arteries. Now that is a lot of happy for your heart.

These muffins also contain bananas which are high in dietary fiber yet contain an amazing zero percent cholesterol and you have a muffin that you can be proud to serve to your family.

Note: I have included vegetable oil in this recipe but you can make these muffins truly heart smart by substituting applesauce in place of the vegetable oil. If you do this substitution then lower the amount of walnuts in your recipe by half.

Bake with heart healthy food - Bake using Oatmeal in your recipes

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esmonaco 2 years ago from Lakewood New York

I love your recipe and everything that's in it. Thanks for all of the health benefits, now I can eat these and not feel guilty :) Right??


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Arachnea 2 years ago from Texas USA

I have bananas frozen in the ref for banana bread. I love oatmeal too. So, i think I'll be making myself these muffins in the near future. Nuts are always a plus for me in baked goods. Great hub.


faye 5 years ago

even healthier. I made this recipe this a.m. for a roadtrip and I added 1/2cup of chia seeds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. They actually turned out excellent and no one will know that they are eating the best seeds in the world for anti ageing!..good luck guys...it might offset the pizza i plan on eating in NYC


LuvBug 6 years ago

Even healthier, you can substitute 1/2 the oil for applesauce!

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