Lunch box friendly, banana oat muffins

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Every week I am searching for new recipes to keep my kids inspired to eat for health, energy and natural taste. In a world where we are competing with packaged, flavour and colour enhanced foods this can be a challenge. Preserved foods are teaching our taste buds that healthy foods are bland which can’t be anything further from the truth. Last week I played around with some organic oats to make a banana oat muffins. My kids love oats and it’s a great alternative to almondmeal to put in a lunch box to prevent using nuts for those allergic.

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Banana Oat Muffins

Ingredients – 18 cup cake size

  • 3 Cups of Organic Oats (gluten-free can be bought from the health food store too)
  • 3 medium ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs ( egg free can make flax eggs or chia eggs)
  • 1/2 cup of coconut milk (I use nutty bruce)
  • 1/4 cup of coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 2 tsp of baking powder

Extra for topping – a sprinkle of each on each muffin

  • Oats
  • coconut sugar

Method

  1. Add 1 1/2 cups of oats into a high powered blender, I use a thermomix but even a bullet would work. Just add oats in small amounts for a buttlet. Blend them up to make them into a powder consistency. If you don’t’ have a blender, oat flour can be purchased from a health food store.
  2. Measure the rest of the ingredients into the thermomix or bowl, except the whole oats. Mix them all together for 30 seconds on speed 5.
  3. After all combine, add the remainder of the oats, 1 1/2 cups, to the mixture.
  4. Gently combine to keep the oats whole. On the thermomix turn to reverse option and speed 2 for 20 seconds.
  5. Scoop mixture into muffin trays, I actually use cupcake trays to keep them at a smaller size and Miss 5 still struggles to eat them all.
  6. Sprinkle some whole oats on top and a pinch of coconut sugar evenly over each.
  7. Bake on 180 degrees for half an hour or until cooked through and golden on top.

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