These muffins are easy to make, and absolutely delicious. Healthy and moreish banana muffins filled with fibre and protein, great for a tasty breakfast to take away.
Healthy banana muffins are the perfect way to start your day, giving a slow release of energy. The added protein from eggs and walnuts will also keep you fuller for longer. Ditch the toast or cereal for breakfast, and swap for these healthy wholegrain, fruit filled muffins.
Note that xylitol is a natuaral sweetener occuring in many fruits and vegetables. Shop bought xylitol is often derived from birch trees and is as sweet as normal sugar, but with 1/3 of the calories, and it is actually good for your teeth! Double check that the xylitol you buy is 100% xylitol, as some brands add in refined sugar with the xylitol.
Ingredients for 6-8 large muffins:
- 200g wholegrain spelt flour
- 50g oats
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. nutmeg
- 40g xylitol
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 2 vanilla pods
- 2 eggs
- 40g coconut oil
- 150ml oat milk (‘Oatly’ is a great brand as it doesn’t have any added oils)
- 3 ripe medium bananas
- 30g walnut pieces
Pre heat the oven to 180 deg C.
1. Mix together the wholegrain spelt flour, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, xylitol and baking power in a bowl. Cut open the vanilla pods length ways and scrape out the inside black paste like consistency. Add to the mixture and stir in until evenly spread.
2. Gently melt the coconut oil in a pan on a low-medium heat. In a food processor (or liquidiser), blend the eggs, melted coconut oil, oat milk and 2 1/2 bananas until smooth. Keep the remaining 1/2 banana to one side to be used later.
3. Add the flour mix to the processor and blend all ingredients. Note, use a dough tool or knife blade in your food processor rather than a whisker as the mixture should have a thick consistency.
4. Add the walnut pieces to the mixture and stir.
5. Line a muffin baking tray with 6 paper muffin cups, or melted coconut oil, and pour in the muffin mixture.
6. Cut the remaining 1/2 banana into small chunks and push in to the centre of each muffin cup (this gives a gooey banana delight to the centre of your muffins).
7. Sprinkle a small handful of oats on top of the muffins and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.
8. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes. When cooked, leave the muffins to cool for 10 minutes before taking out of the muffin baking tray to allow them to set.
Remember to take one of these healthy muffins to work with you in the mornings and enjoy their deliciously sweet wholesome taste!