Today my friend and I decided we wanted to bake something. I thought why not write a blog post about what we baked. So here it is our “Healthy” Banana Muffins. As a nutrition student I am always looking for ways to consume less processed food and try to make my own versions using more natural ingredients. Now we all know how good a processed chocolate cake or a really nice bakery banana bread is, but we don’t always know what goes into them. On the other side of the situation, “healthy” foods always get a bad name for being bland or boring. Which I am the first to admit that yes this may be true but that’s only because you are not making the most of the things like spices which can completely change a meal. These muffins were not the best banana muffins I have ever had but they were definitely a good healthy alternative and really helped hit the sweet craving. The bananas could have been a bit more ripe which would have helped enhance their flavour, but all in all I was very happy with how they turned out! The full list of ingredients will be listed below 🙂
It may seem like there are a lot of ingredients but you basically just measure them all out and then mixed them together.
We started by mixing all the wet ingredients in the Kitchen Aid until they were all well combined.
Then we added the dry ingredients until everything was well mixed and then transferred them into muffin tins.
Now the recipe we took inspiration from said it made 11 muffins, like who makes 11 muffins? Muffin tins come in a set of 12 for a reason. As you can see from the picture above we were able to make 12 muffins from the mixture.
We then baked them in a preheated oven at 165 c for about 15 minutes, but they did need a few extra minutes so it ended up being about 20 minutes cooking time.
As a result the muffins turned out pretty well! They tasted better than I expected and definitely a healthier alternative to your traditional banana muffins.
As you can probably tell the pictures weren’t great but we thought it would be a good opportunity for me to try out something different. I will definitely be trying to improve my photography skills as I further with this blog. I hope you enjoyed reading and if you can think of any healthy recipes I should try out let me know!
“Healthy” Banana Muffins
- 1/3 cup of melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup of honey
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup of mashed banana
- 1/4 cup of almond milk
- 1 tsp of baking soda
- 2 tsp of vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
- 1 3/4 cup of wholemeal spelt flour
- 1/3 cup of oats