Oatflour chocolate chip banana nut muffins
It’s a holiday today! How exciting! What do you like to do on a holiday? My dream day would be get up late have a great cup of coffee and then go to the beach all day with a good book. Eat beach food (shark and bake and have a couple of brewsky’s) and then come home rested with beach hair to a clean house. It’s called a dream day because that is soo not reality!! If I woke up late and decided to go to the beach here on a holiday I would be stuck in traffic getting there and then it would be nightmare to find parking and a decent spot on the beach.
So instead I’m happy with my usual holiday day. I wake up early as usual, do my volunteer work, do some blog work, do an excursion of sort that doesn’t involve the beach (today it will be a little hike to Mt St Benedict) then come home and clean, organise my closet, cook and then enjoy a relaxing evening. Well at least that’s the plan! I usually feel super content getting things done that I usually don’t have time to do during the week like organise the closet. I usually pick one household duty like that each holiday or day off I may have. So it’s either the closet, the pantry, or any drawer. It’s totally cathartic and I have a need for it.
The best part is that you can add what you like to them once you have your base
That doesn’t happen all the time. If we want a beach day we get up early and go as early as we can get our butts in gear on a holiday (so like 7) beat traffic and leave early before the rush back. Still an enjoyable day but it’s good to switch it up, and a little hike is a perfect way to do it. So I’m excited about it and hope to share a pic or two with you guys on my stories!
Now to these oatmeal muffins!! These have saved my mornings. I love making them. They are easy and great to take for snacks (on like say a hike), a to-go breakfast or for anytime. The best part is that you can add what you like to them once you have your base. This is my favourite combo because I’m a nut and chocolate lover but they would be great with cranberries, raisins and whatever nut or seed you love!
- 3 cups oat flour (can buy it or make it)
- 2 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1⁄2 tsp nutmeg
- A pinch of salt
- 1⁄2 cup coconut sugar
- 3 ripe bananas mashed
- 1 & 1⁄2 cups of almond milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3⁄4 cup chopped almonds and chocolate chips (or your choice of nuts or dry add ins) plus a little extra to top them with
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line your muffin tins with muffin liners for approx 15-18 muffins
Pulse your oats in a food processor until a very fine flour
Combine all your dry ingredients in a large bowl and set aside
In a separate bowl mash and whisk your ripe banana s with the coconut sugar until smooth
Whisk in the the almond milk and vanilla extract until well combined then combine the wet with the dry ingredients until all incorporated and then let stand for 5 minutes.
Use a cookie scoop to distribute batter to muffin tins and bake for 20-22 minutes or until tester comes out clean
Allow them to cool for a few minutes ( if you have the patience) and enjoy!!