Thursday, 4 April 2013

Eating Clean - Banana Muffins

I have a really sweet tooth and I often find myself giving in to sugar cravings. Which always results in me feeling terrible.

So I have been on the lookout for a good muffin recipe for a while, one which will fit into my diet plan of clean eating. Then in our farm box last week, we received around 20 small bananas which had started to go bad, because who can really eat that many bananas in a week!?
Then it came to me! The internet!! The internet must have a clean eating recipe for banana muffins, and as usual it didn't disappoint. 

This recipe is based on one I found at The Gracious Pantry but I ended up changing it quite a bit to fit to my needs.

To make these all natural, no sugar, banana breakfast muffins you will need:
1 cup wholemeal flour
1 cup rye flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder (this is only because I didn't have enough baking soda for 2 teaspoons)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 eggwhites
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons of sunflower oil (although i used Vita which is a blend)
1/4 cup milk (i used lett melk, but the recipe says you can use any kind)
1/4 applesauce (I used unsweetened apple and strawberry puree and probably added a little more than 1/4)
4 ripe small bananas (the original recipe calls for 2, but mine are so small that i doubled it)

for the topping i added a seed mix called Omega Mix which is a blend of pumpkin seeds, linseed, golden linseed, sesame seeds, and sunflower seeds. ( i also added a little sprinkle into the mix)

To Make
 preheat the oven to 190C
mash the bananas and mix in all of the other wet ingredients
the honey, milk, applesauce, eggwhites, oil
 Then in a separate bowl sift all of the dry ingredients together.
Next add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix together thoroughly.
Spoon into muffin cases (about half way full) and then sprinkle with Omega Mix (or some yummy nuts of your choice)
Pop them into the oven for 20 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean
take them out and cool!

Enjoy them for breakfast, a snack or a perfect little sweet treat with a cup of herbal tea!  

1 comment:

Sarah Elisabeth said...

Wooow those look yummy!! Going to have to try them!