Love banana recipes? Try making these Banana Oat Muffins! I love eating them warm, with peanut butter on top.
Ahhhh…that is the sound of me relaxing in the peace and quiet of my home, alone for the first time in days. What crazy weather we’ve had lately! From the polar temps here in Minnesota, to the snow on the beach in North Carolina, where a couple of my sisters live. It’s been fun seeing everyone’s pictures of the snow in the south. I’m sure it is making travel difficult and it isn’t good for the plants, but the kids look so delighted to be playing in the snow, some for the first time ever. My kids didn’t have school for the past two days and when you combine that with the weekend and a late start last week, it feels like a lot of time away from school. There’s nothing like a “snow day” when you are a kid, but I’m wondering how many extra days of school will be added onto the school year to make up for all of the days they’ve missed.
So, this morning, with the kids back in school, I am enjoying a cup of hot coffee with a Banana Nut Scone while basking in the warm sunshine that is coming through my windows. No, they aren’t leftovers from when I made them at the beginning of the month. I’ve made them 3 times so far! I put the scones in the freezer and warm one in the microwave whenever the craving strikes. Since I like that recipe so much, I wanted to try making another recipe with bananas and decided to try banana oat muffins.
The Banana Oat Muffins turned out great! They are perfect for when you want something with a more texture because they include oats and nuts. The best way to enjoy them is warmed up with a little peanut butter on top.
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup sugar or sugar alternative
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup mashed bananas
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup buttermilk
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Mix together flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg.
Add mashed bananas, egg, buttermilk, melted butter, vanilla and walnuts.
Fill greased or paper lined muffin cups 2/3 full.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes.