Thursday, June 17, 2010

Healthy Banana Nut Muffins for my Guy!

My husband is not a sweets eating guy, but if I make it healthy he will eat what I bake!

I decided I wanted to come up with a really healthy and hearty muffin. I added all sorts of good stuff and used yogurt instead of butter or oil. I have to say these muffins are really tasty, and good for you too! Give it a whirl for your guy!

2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
4 very ripe bananas
1 cup Sugar Twin brown sugar replacement
1/2 stick of butter melted
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
2 vanilla yogurts (I used Activia)
1/8 cup Flax Seeds or more
1/8 cup Oat Bran
1/2 cup toasted Walnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and butter muffin tins or use the paper muffin cups, and use pan spray on the inside (the muffins are sticky)

In a large bowl combine the flour, baking soda and salt, set aside

Mash two of the bananas with a fork

Using a kitchen aide or an electric mixer with a wire whisk, whip the other two bananas and sugar substitute for at least three minutes

Add the melted butter, eggs, yogurts, vanilla and almond extract and beat well

Mix in the dry ingredients including flax seeds and oat bran till just incorporated

Fold in the nuts and and the mashed bananas

Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tins about half way

Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, 18 o 22 minutes

Let cool and slather with butter


Pam said...

Healthy and hearty! They look really delicious Cheryl.

sophia said...

That's interesting that you added almond extract in there! Must add a nice, sweet hint of flavor. I suppose you could use whole wheat here too?

Debbie said...

I will have to keep this recipe since I always seem to have ripe bananas around my house. Thanks!

Mary said...

He is one lucky fellow. These look delicious and the filling is a real surprise. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

The Blonde Duck said...

I have bananas in the fridge too!

Sophie said...

MMMMMM,..what lovcely & grand healthier muffins!!

I like them too!

grace said...

yes indeedy, there are lots of healthy components in these beauties! they still look delectable, even with all that good-for-you shtuff--well done. :)

Lynda said...

Whoa, these are full of good stuff! I"m sure your guy loved them!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love any kind of burger--turkey, black bean, beef...haven't tried buffalo yet.

Jan said...

They look yummy, Cheryl, it's a pity I can't eat bananas. (Sniff)

Funnily enough, my word verification on this post is banany!

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