BANANA MUFFIN RECIPE | HEALTHY, EASY, & GLUTEN FREE

Hello blaruefit family! Chef Britni is back at it in the kitchen and today I bring you a delicious Banana Muffin recipe! These muffins are made with whole natural ingredients, they are super simple to make, and are gluten free. They are perfect for a grab & go breakfast, afternoon snack, or maybe an after dinner dessert.

I was at my boyfriends house and noticed he had a huge stack of bananas that were almost rotten (aka perfect for baking), thank you boys for not eating the groceries you buy. ;) So of course my mind started pondering what I could do with brown bananas...and of course banana bread popped into my head! Banana bread is such a classic and one of my favorite treats, so I decided I was going to make a banana bread that I could actually feel good about eating. I chose to make these into muffins because it is easier to measure out portion sizes...because your girl will eat the whole loaf if it is in front of her (#alwayshungry). I chose to use my John's Killer Protein PROATS in this recipe because they are gluten free and have extra protein! If you want to order these PROATS CLICK HERE and use my code BLARUEFIT for a discount on your order. I also used almond flour because I think it bakes great and it is a great gluten free substitute to plain flour.

These muffins honestly turned out better than I was expecting. Think grandmas banana bread but no guilt! Feel free to eat these muffins right out of the oven but if you want to save them just pop them in the refrigerator. I think they are best when reheated in your microwave for about 30 seconds. The chocolate chips on top add a great little sweet treat but if you really want to get fancy (I am here for you topping queens out there) add some almond butter to the top of your muffin or drizzle it with a bit of honey! Yummy!

The whole recipe is below for you but I also have a youtube video below of exactly how to make the recipe! Give it a watch, give the recipe a try, and while you are eating your delicious muffin out of the oven SHARE this blog post and COMMENT on if you tried the recipe and how delicious you think it is! I hope you all enjoy these as much as my taste testers and I did!

Until next time my friends. Have a great week!

xoxo,

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BANANA MUFFIN RECIPE | EASY, HEALTHY, & GLUTEN FREE

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This banana muffin recipe is so simple to make and perfect for a grab & go breakfast or afternoon snack. These muffins remind me of classic banana bread with a hint of almond butter. Oh yeah and the chocolate chips on top cure that sweet tooth (#obsessedwithchocolate).

These muffins taste best when you pop them in the microwave for about 30 seconds, and if you really want to get fancy top them with some almond butter or a drizzle of honey!

DRY INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup John's Killer Protein PROATS (You can sub with regular oats)
  • 1 cup Almond Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 pinch Sea Salt
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 packets Stevia
  • 1 tbsp Semisweet Chocolate Chips

WET INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 medium Bananas
  • 2 tbsp Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 large Egg White
  • 2 tbsp Almond Butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit 
  2. In a large mixing bowl mix together all dry ingredients (proats, almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and stevia). Do not mix in the chocolate chips, you will use those as a topping.
  3. In a separate bowl mash your bananas until they are smooth with a few chunks left if you like to have chunks in your muffins. It is best to use browning bananas for added sweetness! Set your bananas aside.
  4. In another bowl add your egg and egg white and whisk until blended together.
  5. Bring back your dry ingredient bowl and add all of your remaining ingredients (almond milk and almond butter). Then add your bananas and eggs.
  6. Mix, mix, mix, your muffin batter until all blended together.
  7. Coat your muffin pan with coconut oil or cooking spray, this prevents your muffins from sticking. 
  8. Evenly distribute your banana muffin batter into your pan to make six muffins.
  9. Top the banana muffin batter with your semisweet chocolate chips.
  10. Bake your muffins at 350 degrees for 25-30 or until golden brown.
  11. Eat your muffins on the spot or refrigerate them to eat later. If you are saving your muffins pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds to reheat.
  12. ENJOY!

BANANA MUFFIN NUTRITION: 233 Calories/15g Fat/19g Carbs/9g Protein

 

STRAWBERRY BAKED OATMEAL BARS

HELLO MY HEALTHY LIFESTYLE LOVERS! Today I bring you the Strawberry Baked Oatmeal Bars and let me just say I may have outdone myself with this one. Of course, I always tell myself this when I come up with a new good recipe (#actconfident). So these little oat bars from heaven are purrrfect for a quick breakfast or snack. Why waste the morning in the kitchen when you can make a batch of these babies ahead of time, pull one out, heat it up, and enjoy it with your morning tea or coffee. What a great relax and wakeup time! Option two, you are in a rush grab the bar out of the fridge and run out the door...that works too. Either way, these bars are savory and oaty but have a hint of sweetness from the homemade strawberry jam topping. One bar is 133 calories and provides you with a healthy well balanced serving of fats/carbs/& protein. Enough of my jabbering...enjoy the recipe below!

 

Strawberry Baked Oatmeal Bars

These baked oatmeal bars are simple to make and perfect for an on the go breakfast or mid-day snack. The homemade strawberry topping adds a yummy sweet touch! 


MACROS PER BAR: 145 CALORIES 6F/18C/6P

  • 2 cups Gluten Free Oats
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 3 servings Liquid Egg Whites (138 grams)
  • 1/3 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1/3 cup Almond Butter (I like the brand Maranatha)
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 1 cup Strawberries (sliced)

Oat Mixture

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees farenheit

  2. Combine all ingredients (except strawberries) into a mixing bowl and stir until eggs are broken up and ingredients are fully combined

  3. Coat a baking sheet lightly with coconut oil or a nonstick cooking spray (depending how thick you want your bars is the size baking sheet you will use)

  4. Pour oat mixture into the baking sheet and set aside

Strawberry Jam Topping

  1. Heat a small pot on medium heat 

  2. Add sliced strawberries, a drizzle of honey (about 1 tablespoon), and about 2 tablespoons of water

  3. Stir strawberries on heat until honey begins to boil and berries begin to soften 

  4. Mush the strawberries to form a jam like consistency 

  5. Pour your strawberry jam onto your oats and spread across the top

Baking Instructions

  1. Bake your oat bars for 20-25

  2. Remove your oat bars from the oven and let cool

  3. Slice your bars into squares, eat them warm or store them in the refrigerator for later

  4. Enjoy!

I hope you try out the recipe and if you do be sure to let me know! SHARE this post with all of your friends so we can spread the deliciousness to all healthy food lovers. Also, stay tuned for a new Bikini Prep Update video and blog post coming next week. I am really excited about this one because I did a VLOG style video and brought you along on my adventures for my past check-in with coach (EEK!).

Have a great rest of your week and I will talk to you soon.

xoxo,

 

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