Two weeks in a row! I’m getting a bit impressed by myself! I’ve been craving muffins for weeks but I just never have the right ingredients. This time, I was going to get bananas and strawberries for making a smoothie but instead I figured it’d be a good match for this one.
Last night having a crazy week. I figured I’d use my ultimate stress relief trick and do some baking while watching Dirty Dancing. I reviewed that HERE if you’re interested in checking that out 🙂 Now lets see how it turned out!
This was inspired from a recipe in the Looneyspoons Collections cookbook. The name is Bananaberry Bomb Muffins which actually applies to this one also even though the berry used is different.
Makes 12 muffins
1 cup quick- cooking rolled oats (not instant)
1/2 cup each all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup ground flaxseed or wheat germ
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 large or 4 small)
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1) Preheat oven to 375F. Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside (or line it with muffin cups like I did).
2) Combine oats, both flours, sugar, ground flaxseed, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Mix well and set aside.
3) In a medium bowl, whisk together bananas, butter and egg. Add banana mixture to dry ingredients and stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Gently fold in blueberries.
4) Divide batter among 12 muffin cups. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.
I made a few changes to the actual recipe. I completely removed ground flaxseed/wheat germ because I don’t have any or more like I remember buying it and have no idea where it vanished to. As for bananas, I used 3 and they were not ripe. I had just bought them the other day (but I was on its way to being ripe). And I did end up replacing the blueberries with strawberries. Just remember to cut them in a bit smaller pieces so that it keeps the texture of what blueberries would have. That was my logic behind it at least.
Doesn’t it look awesome? I really like seeing the whole red treasure inside the muffin effect. Its totally unintentional but thats exactly why this muffin is very moist and I love them that way. Its had a good balance and the oat really helps soften the taste. Its not too sweet but not bland because it has a fruit explosion with the banana and strawberry. Feel free to try it with blueberries if you’d like. I know I will one day. I’m just more of a strawberry girl than a blueberry one.
What type of muffins do you like? How do you like banana or strawberries in baked goods?