Time to Bake!with just 4 simple ingredients :-)
3 cups old-fashioned oats
¼ cup almond or coconut milk
5 average-sized bananas
1 cup blueberries
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Lightly grease a tray of muffin tins.
- Combine the oats, milk, and bananas in a food processor.
- Mix on medium speed until thick and creamy.
- Do not over-mix!
- Fold the blueberries into the batter.
- Fill the muffin tins near the rim (if dome-sculpting*, now is the time).
- Bake for 18-20 minutes.
- If a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean… done!
- If the toothpick comes out with residue, bake for another minute or two.
- Remove from the oven and let stand until cool enough to handle… fin :-)
These are healthy muffins, made without the use of commercial leavening agents (like baking soda/powder, etc.) with the intent to preserve the nutritional value. Therefore, these muffins are heavy and very filling (unlike the more traditional varieties). Subsequently, these muffins will not rise much. *So in order to get the “round tops” as seen in the featured image, you will have to add the dome yourself before it goes into the oven.
Hint: get ready to sharpen your sculpting skills!
Need for Sweet:
These muffins are only as sweet as the ripe fruit used. So if you’re looking for something sweeter, and maybe more importantly something that provides additional B-vitamins, you may adjust the recipe ingredients to include maple syrup. How? Instead of a whole quarter cup of almond/coconut milk, use 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and 2 tablespoons of almond/coconut milk.
The banana taste will overpower the blueberries. I mean, after all, we are using 5 bananas lol If you would like to alter this flavor-dominance, just replace bananas with blueberries in the blended batter mixture using a 1:1 (one to one) ratio. For example: before the bananas are added, replace 1 cup of bananas with 1 cup of blueberries, or half a cup with a half a cup, etc.
Add-ins and Alternatives:
After the batter is blended, mix in one cup of chopped walnuts or pecans to add texture and greatly enhance the nutritional value! If you want a banana-oatmeal muffin, possibly with nuts but maybe without the berries, simply leave the blueberries out of the batter and proceed as normal. And here’s something you can give a go: instead of pouring the batter in muffin tins, try using it in a skillet or waffle-iron to make pancakes and waffles!