One of the reasons I started this blog was to hold myself accountable for actually MAKING all of the glorious recipes I’ve pinned on Pinterest. When I find a recipe I like, I tend to make it over and over again which doesn’t leave room for the whole “getting through my Pinterest board” thing. Sometimes it’s hard to remember which ones are good so here I can tell everyone (and remind myself!) which ones are worth making.
This recipe for Banana Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins from Running With Spoons has definitely been one I have made several times in the past month or so. Betcha can’t just eat one muffin! I made them in my Ninja blender and then just poured into the muffin cups. Easy peasey! Tip: wash your blender right away 😉 Do not be like me and let it sit in the sink for hours and dry fast because it’s a nightmare to clean. Oopsie!
The only I did differently was I used two 5.3 oz cups of nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt instead of 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt. I also used gluten free oats. I figured out the nutritionals based off of my edits and it looks like this:
I have been eating 2 for breakfast each day so that’s 12g protein and 364 calories. Sounds good to me! Honestly it’s hard to not have them for my afternoon snack too.
The second time I made them I altered the recipe a little more by cutting brown sugar to 1/8 cup, adding 1t cinnamon, and only sprinkling a few choc chips on top (instead of mixing them in. ) I’m not sure which I like better, but I CAN say that I like the chocolate chips spread throughout better! The last time I made them I actually totally forgot about the blender and just mixed everything up in a mixing bowl with a spatula and they were still great.
Also notable: as she mentioned DO NOT use paper muffin holders. They stick too much. Foil still sticks but not as much. I trialed w/ paper, foil, and using nothing but oil spray. Spraying the tin w/ coconut oil worked great but then you have a tin to clean (which you probably will anyway unless you have excellent aim when pouring the batter!)
My son likes to help make them. He is charge of pouring things into the blender. ..except sometimes he misses and then there are oats EVERYWHERE. Oh well. That’s what happens when your 4-year-old is your sous-chef! He likes to vacuum them up with the dust buster so no big deal. Enjoy!