Thursday, August 4, 2011

Strawberries n' Cream Banana Muffins

It's Thursday, so you know what that means...it's Share a Spoon time over at Think Tank Momma!  Today's theme is BREAKFAST!  Breakfast foods are my favorite, and I enjoy them anytime of day.  One of my biggest weaknesses is bread.  Muffins, flatbreads, french bread, white, wheat...it doesn't matter. I.love.them.all.  I'd probably be super model thin if I would stay away from the stuff.  HAHAHA, who am I kidding, there is still chocolate....

Anyway--I've been experimenting with a healthier but moist and tasty muffin and today I'm sharing a Strawberries n' Cream Banana Oat Muffin.  I bet you thought it was going to be something with zucchini! (I'll save that for tomorrow.)
Ingredients -  adapted from here
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup oatmeal *I used 1/2 cup cinnamon roll flavored instant oatmeal and 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup Splenda
2 t. baking powder
1 large mashed banana
1 t. vanilla
1/2 cup skim milk
1 egg
2 T. olive oil
1 cup diced strawberries

Directions -
Preheat oven to 375.
Mix all dry ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside
Mix all wet ingredients and combine with the dry
Spray a 12 cup muffin pan with cooking spray
Fill muffin cups 2/3 full and bake for 12-15 minutes.

Drizzle - 1 cup confectioner's sugar with enough half-and-half cream to reach desired consistency. (I used fat free creamer)

Notes - if you do not use the drizzle, you may want to increase amount of sugar in recipe.  This is not a super sweet muffin, and the strawberry flavor really shines through.  Next time I am going to switch white sugar for brown sugar, and walnuts would be a good addition.  I did not make this recipe egg free since I knew my son wouldn't eat them, but you can substitute the egg with 1 T. milled flax seed mixed with 3 T. warm water or add a teaspoon of vinegar to the recipe.  With the banana and baking powder, I'm pretty sure the egg would not be missed.

So head on over to check out other breakfast recipes, or add your own.  It doesn't have to be a new post, just link up!
I'm linking up @ Think Tank Momma, and Eat at Home (for ingredient spotlight,Bananas!)

5 comments:

  1. Strawberries and cream sounds WAY better than zucchini. Love these!

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  2. Yum. You had me at Strawberries n Cream.

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  3. These sound wonderful! What a great way to start a morning. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I think my little mini-me will love these. His favorite fruits are banana and strawberries. I think I'm going to make these for him. I'll let you know what his little food critic self thinks! :D

    You're all linked up! ;)

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  5. oh my gosh! I am drooling over these!

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