Sunday, 6 July 2014

Easy and healthy blueberry banana muffins

I think I've mentioned a few times that I'm a mean mom when it comes to my toddler's food. Hubby and I are very strict about making sure we give the Toddler healthy options for each meal (to the best of our ability). I've been pretty busy lately, and sometimes, I just need a healthy but oh so easy and convenient option. Options like these healthy muffins are perfect for busy days when I need a quick snack or breakfast for my son without offering processed foods. Best of all, they are so easy to bake, and I can even freeze them! 



Healthy muffins recipes: blueberry banana breakfast muffins by Welcome to Mommyhood

I know that any type of muffin or cookie is going to be loved by my son, and these were no different. He woke up from a nap to discover these cooling. That was it! He had to have some and was absolutely thrilled when they were finally cool enough to eat. He devoured them!

These are not gluten free and because of the Paleo Challenge I'm participating in, I sadly had to hold off on taste testing them the first day. I actually ended up having a cheat meal this week, and finished it off with half of one of these muffins - oh my goodness! They were delicious and I can definitely understand why the Toddler had to have some. My next goal is to make a paleo friendly option! Anyone know where to buy gluten free and not terribly expensive flour in the Netherlands? 

For now, here's my easy and healthy 


Blueberry muffins recipe: 


Makes


8-10 muffins

Time


30 minutes

Healthy muffins recipes: blueberry banana breakfast muffins by Welcome to Mommyhood

Ingredients


  • 1/2 cup blueberries (I used frozen) 
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 ripe bananas 
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour 
  • 1 cup oats 
  • 1 cup coconut or almond milk
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2/4 cup coconut flesh
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 

Healthy muffins recipes: blueberry banana breakfast muffins by Welcome to Mommyhood

Instructions


  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius (390 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Mash the bananas in a large bowl
  • Add all of the remaining ingredients, except for baking soda and eggs
  • Mix well
  • Add baking soda and eggs 
  • Give a quick mix and pour into muffin mold
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes (test them by poking with a fork or tooth pick. If it comes out clean, they're done!) 
  • Let cool and enjoy! 

Healthy muffins recipes: blueberry banana breakfast muffins by Welcome to Mommyhood

Questions

  • What are your favourite types of muffins? 
  • Do you opt for gluten free muffins or do you prefer the 'traditional kind'? 

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Yuliya