When my sister and I were kids, we lived close enough to take family trips to our cousins’ house in New Orleans and did so on a regular basis. One of the treats our aunt made while we were there were these delicious Banana Oatmeal Muffins. We loved them so much, Mom got the recipe and we made them pretty often after that. I’m adapting it slightly to suit our new Get Real lifestyle, but it was pretty close to “real” already.
Banana Oatmeal Muffins
Ingredients for 18 muffins
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat white flour
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg, slightly beaten (or egg substitute)
- 1/2 cup banana, mashed (2 bananas)
- 3/4 cup yogurt whey or milk
- 1/3 cup applesauce
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
I’ve always loved these muffins, but I think they whole food version is even better than the original. I also sometimes add a bit of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.