Blender Banana Muffins

Does anyone else go into a coffee shop and instantly want to pair their coffee with baked goods?

In my household, this is a common occurrence. There is something so comforting about having a morning, afternoon, or a night coffee with baked goods.

Why You Experience Comfort

Your feeling of comfort is due to a release of serotonin. This is one of the few neurotransmitters that affects appetite, which is synthesized from the amino acid tryptophan.  After the consumption of sugar, it is released which improves one’s mood. This process is very intricate, so there are many events that take place in the body before serotonin is released. 

If you’re like me and are constantly craving a delicious sugary baked good, I think it is important that we incorporate healthy alternatives to our diet that replace traditional baked goods. One of many of my personal favourites is banana muffins. So, I developed a recipe that I am going to share with you!   

One of the best things about this recipe is you most likely will have all of the ingredients in your pantry. It is one of the most basic, inexpensive, wholesome recipes I have to offer. In addition, it is one of the most effortless recipes you’ll ever follow because you’re tossing everything into your blender.

Below, please see the recipe.

Ingredients

  • 3 medium ripe bananas
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons of honey 
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon 
  • A handful of walnuts (optional– can replace with other nuts. Or for the chocolate lovers, chocolate chips)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions 

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease the muffin tin.
  2. With the exception of walnuts, add all of the ingredients to a blender. If you want an “oaty” texture, don’t blend very long. If you want a smoother texture, blend until smooth.
  3. Pour the batter into the muffin tin and add crushed walnuts/garnish of your choice on top.
  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  5. Let muffins cool!

Tips

If you don’t have a blender, it is ok! The main difference will be the texture of the muffins. They will appear more “oaty” and have more of a crunch. I personally like this texture.

This is what they will look like:

My other tip is to invest in a silicone muffin tray. They’re literally a lifesaver. This is why my muffins appear uniform without a liner.

Nutrition Highlights

Similar to traditional banana muffins, this recipe will taste sugary. This is due to the ripening process of bananas. As bananas ripen, the sugar content naturally increases. Also, the level of antioxidants increases, which prevents cell damage. Since we are using whole grains, the muffins will contain a higher level of fibre, which elevates blood sugar and improves digestion. Overall, this alternative will curb your craving and provide you with nourishment!

I hope you enjoy this with your cup of coffee!

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