Mar 122013

Oaty Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Some weeks my kids can’t get enough bananas. We’ve been known to buy 3-4 bunches in a 7 day span. Then suddenly, I buy bananas and nobody wants to even look at them, let alone eat them.  It reminds me of when the Doctor regenerates and can’t remember what his favorite food is and is throwing stuff all over the kitchen saying “ew, no!”  Errr… sorry, I nerded out there.

Sometimes I just have to put those last couple of browning bananas out of their misery.

Oaty Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

1 1/2 cups white flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup applesauce
1 egg (beaten)
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 mashed bananas

In a large bowl, combine everything but flour, oats and chocolate chips. Mix well. Carefully add in oats, chocolate chips and finally the flour, folding gently to combine. Line a muffin tin with paper liners or grease lightly. Divide batter between the cups.

Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes for regular sized muffins, or 20-25 minutes for “mega” muffins - test after 20 minutes with a toothpick to make sure they’re not getting overdone.

This makes 12 standard muffins or 6 “mega” muffins. You can also sprinkle the tops with raw sugar before you bake them, but I forgot this time. :)