Continuing with my peanut madness, I really had to bake some peanut butter muffins. When I searched online for a recipe I realized most peanut butter muffins were loaded with butter and sugar. Now, don’t get me wrong I am sure they taste great but as you know I like to bake things which are slightly healthier and low in calories so that I don’t have to think a hundred times before snacking on them.
So I thought I’ll make muffins that are good enough for breakfast and tasty enough for snacking. One of my favorite ways to make muffins healthier is to use Bananas in it. Banana’s make them sweet without sugar and moist without butter. I also like using quick cooking oats as it makes the muffins fluffier and lighter and of course adds a lot of fiber. One again I have used olive oil in this and there is just 2 table spoon so fit in 12 muffins!
My muffins are vegan and low calorie. They are moist, slightly sweet and fluffy. If you want them sweeter go head and slather them with this ‘chocolate peanut butter’, jam or maple syrup.
These muffins have all ingredients to make them perfect for the breakfast table, they have oats, bananas, peanut butter, flax seeds and they are also whole wheat! Enjoy them with a tall glass of milk or a hot cup of coffee for a quick weekday breakfast.
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp flax seed powder + 4 tbsp water
- 1 cup mashed banana
- 6 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbsp flax seeds (for topping)
Mix flaxseed powder and water, keep it aside.
Combine all the dry ingredients and mix well.
In a separate bowl, stir oil and peanut butter. Now add the mashed banana, flax seed and water mixture, 1 cup water and mix well. Pour the wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix till everything is combined. Do not over mix.
Spoon them into greased muffins tray and top each muffin with few whole flax seeds.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degree C for 20-25 minutes or till the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.