Healthy Banana Muffins Recipe

The most difficult time during the day for me is around 4pm, when my blood sugar is low and I am really really craving something sweet. Well, to be absolutely honest, is the time I am having my second cup of coffee and I want something to go with it! There I said it! Normally I would go for a soft double choc chip cookie (yes, a whole one!). But, summer is only 4 months away and I made a promise to myself (and Keir).

It is not so much about looking good, but feeling good and healthy. However, going back to where I started, I need a sugar boost during the day and I am not a big fun of winter fruits. Not to mention the taste horrible with coffee!  So, to satisfy my sweet tooth and stay true to my promise I had to find a middle ground. I went through all my healthy recipe books and some of my favourite blogs too and of course my Pinterest boards (not too much healthy there!) but nothing exciting… And when I was ready to quit I found this recipe on Fuss Free Cooking blog which made me drip… a little bit! I adjusted the recipe slightly to my cupboard contents and to my taste. I added a bit of tahini and honey as they are one of my favourite combinations for breakfast and used my favourite cereal. I believe it will work pretty well with any healthy type of cereal you want to use, avoid chocolate. These muffins are chewy and fluffy with all the sweetness that you want but without the calories…

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60 gr cereal

120 ml milk

80 ml vegetable oil

1 egg

125 gr all purpose flour

2 1/2 tsp baking powder

50 gr brown sugar

1 tbsp tahini

1 tbsp honey

2 big ripe bananas

muesli or nuts to decorate (optional)

Combine your cereal with the milk and set aside. Mash the bananas and add to the cereal-milk mixture. Add the egg and mix well till incorporated, then tip in the flour and keep mixing. Add the baking powder, sugar, tahini and honey and stir but don’t over mix. Fill the cupcake cases you have chosen and add the muesli or nuts on top. Bake for 25 minutes at 170C. Easy, huh?