Friday, July 10, 2015

Banana Oat Muffins


Hope you all had a great holiday. Our fourth was a busy one. The day started out with breakfast at the lions club, an ice cream social at the Ladies Club and then hot dogs and hamburgers from the local fire department. The La De Da parade was fun to watch and everyone had fun enjoying the event and being a little silly.


My daughter and her family came to visit from Tucson. We saw lighthouses, went to the beach, the pier and the Newport Aquarium. In between we relaxed, sat on the deck, and ate and ate. They all left yesterday morning and the house is way too quiet and I already miss them so.


I have been wanting to share these wonderful breakfast muffins with you. This recipe has been slightly adapted from the Robin hood Baking Collection. Here I swapped out Greek yogurt for the applesauce, reduced the amount of sugar and then topped with banana chips right before baking. They are just the right amount of sweetness without being too sweet. Perfect for a mornings on the go or a mid morning snack. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups rolled oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg (beaten)
2 cups ripe bananas (mashed)
1/3 cup butter (melted)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup applesauce (I used Greek plain yogurt)
1/2 cup walnuts (chopped)
12 dried banana chips (to top muffins)

To prepare:

In a medium-sized bowl add the first 6 dry ingredients. Mix together until combined. In another separate bowl beat together the egg, banana and the melted butter. Then add cinnamon and yogurt. Add banana mixture to the dry mixture. Stir until just moistened. Add nuts.


Fill muffin cups until almost full. Top each muffin with a banana chip. Bake at 375° for 20 to 25 minutes. Done when a toothpick is inserted in the middle and comes out clean. Let cool.
Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

56 comments:

  1. what a cute parade and sounds like nice family time. :)

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    1. Thanks Theresa, it was so much fun, slept 3 hours after they left.

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  2. These muffins look delicious!:))

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  3. These muffins look delicious!:))

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  4. How wonderful that you had your family with you. I have some apple butter that needs using up so will give these a go, without the banana chips :)

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    1. I bet apple butter would be delicious Tandy, take care.

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  5. Glad that you had a great time with the family, Cheri. Banana, oat and yoghurt..can't beat the combo! These breakfast muffins look awesome.

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    1. Yes, I had the best time, very quiet around here now......

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  6. I'm glad you had a nice 4th, Cheri. These muffins look great!

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    1. Thanks Nancy, had a great 4th. Take care!

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  7. Hi Cheri,
    Great to know you had a great time with your family.
    That parade looked like a fun event to participate :D
    These Banana Oat Muffins of your looked so yummy-licious to kick-start the day ! Enjoy!

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    1. Hi Karen, the parade is kind of kooky but everyone has a good time.

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  8. hi Cheri!
    Great to know you had a lovely time!
    Banana Oat Muffins look great!

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  9. Cheri:
    I am glad you had such a nice holiday with family. I bet it was wonderful to have your daughter and family visit. I love the parade photos. And these muffins look perfect to have on hand for summer company. Thank you so much! Dena

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    1. Thanks Dena, it was wonderful......Take care!

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  10. Look at that baby doll:)

    You MUST miss them when they leave..the muffins look terrific Cheri!

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    1. Thanks Monique, she is adorable, my first granddaughter. The house is too quiet now.

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  11. It sounds like the perfect holiday weekend!! I love that you decrease the sugar in these yummy muffins as eating too many carbs in the morning makes me drag the rest of the day---but I still want to eat them!!!

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    1. Hi Liz, I know I'm the same way, some days I just have a hard boiled egg or avocado toast, though I love my muffins and coffee cakes.

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  12. As yet I've had no joy with muffins. Will have to Pin this and give it a go. As I love this combination, especially with the yoghurt. Sounds like your summer is divine!

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    1. Hi Johnny, we are having a great summer, love this time here on the coast with all the berries and fresh fish. Take care!

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  13. Sounds like a very lovely 4th - busy is good sometimes, isn't it. So glad you had a good visit with your daughter and family, too. And we love a good banana muffin in this house! The yogurt substitution sounds great and the banana chips are a very nice touch.

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    1. Thanks Monica, many times when we have guest I will bake banana bread for the mornings as it seems to be the one thing that everyone likes.

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  14. What a busy 4th you had. We love banana muffins, I love the addition of walnuts. Delicious.
    Have a wonderful week ahead.
    :-) Mandy xo

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  15. I always hate how quiet it is at home after having visitors :( These banana muffins look so good!! Love how you topped them with banana chips! :)

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    1. I know it's just tooo quiet. Right! Anyway, thanks about the muffins we enjoyed them.

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  16. Sounds wonderful - I love muffins that aren't too sweet!

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    1. Hi David, I'm the same way, I like more savory foods in the morning.

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  17. I love the idea of swapping Greek yogurt for the applesauce. This would be a brilliant breakfast treat for me!

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    1. Thanks Mareen, we enjoyed them as they were not real sweet. Have a great week.

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  18. Mmm...banana chips as toppings seems like a great idea to provide the crunch and fruity flavour to your muffin. Sweetness just right is perfect, too! Thanks for sharing!!

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

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    1. Thanks Julie and Alesah! Have a great week.

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  19. Mention bananas and I'm in, lol. These look so yummy, Cheri. Glad you had such a nice visit with your family :)

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    1. Hi Robyn, we seem to gravitate towards banana based breakfast foods. Take care!

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  20. Love those muffins!!! So nice you got to visit the family looks like a fun time for everyone.

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  21. Oh, what a little sweetheart in her sun hat! What a fun weekend you had with your family. I love oatmeal muffins and this one with the banana addition sounds delicious! Have a great week, Cheri.

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    1. Thanks Susan, yes....she is so adorable, we had so much fun. Take care!

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  22. Looks like you enjoyed the ultimate Americana experience on the Fourth. Hometown parades - especially silly ones - when shared with family and loved ones makes for special memories.Your banana oat muffin recipe looks yummy. Appreciate the reminder regarding using applesauce. Happy Belated Fourth, Cheri!

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    1. Thanks Kim, yes we had a pretty silly day, but silly is good sometimes.

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  23. This is the perfect recipe for me to read today, Cheri. I was just wondering this morning how I could use up my super-ripe bananas before my husband puts them in the bin (he hates the smell!) I love that you 've added oats and yoghurt and made these a little healthier than many other muffins. Great recipe!

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    1. Thanks Helen, if I don't bake something I try and feeze the bananas for smoothies, but sometimes I'm not quick enough and into the trash they go.

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  24. Sounds like you guys had a fantastic 4th of July weekend.
    The parade looks like such a fun event.
    BTW, the muffins look incredible!

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  25. We always make these when we have some super ripe bananas to us up. I love them!
    It sounds like you had a great weekend :)

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  26. Love banana muffins and these look great! Looks and sounds like a wonderful July 4th holiday. Glad you had a chance to visit with your daughter and family. Have a great and beautiful week Cheri!

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    1. Thanks Tricia you too, always nice to get together with the kids. I call our kids the kids and the grandkids the babies and our parents the folks, kind of silly but it works.

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  27. What a fun 4th of July, Cheri! That is really nice that you got to be with family. I love your banana muffins and the idea of putting a banana chip on top of them. So cute and clever!

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    1. Thanks Shari, always nice to get together with family, always so much fun.

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  28. What a great 4th of July. How lovely to have your daughter visit with her family but I can imagine the loneliness after they left. Your muffins have a great combination of ingredients and like you say, they are a lovely mid-morning snack - or even breakfast xx

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    1. Thanks Charlie, I'm more of a grazer so these were perfect for me. Take care!

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  29. awesome breakfast supper, delicious muffin!!!
    Dedy@Dentist Chef

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