Saturday, June 19, 2010

Amazing Disappearing Muffins

OK, so I made 2 batches of these muffins in one week (one batch being about 4 hours ago), and there are only 8 left as of right now.  Not sure if I should call in an exterminator, ghostbusters or question my housemates about this.

Here is the recipe for the disappearing Banana Coco-Walnut Muffins (adapted from a recipe found online, prepared with healthier ingredients):

1 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
1/4 cup vanilla fat free yogurt (plain will work too)
3 medium bananas, very ripe
1/2 cup agave nectar
1/3 cup virgin coconut oil
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 375.  Combine first five ingredients until no lumps remain.  In another bowl combine remaining ingredients.  Fold into the dry ingredients.  Divide batter into paper lined or cooking spray prepped muffin tins.  Bake for about 20 minutes or until done.  Cool on a rack and watch in surprise as they start to disappear one by one (or two by two - as in my house).  Makes about 13-14 muffins.

If you cannot find virgin coconut oil (I got mine at Whole Foods), you can substitute grapeseed or another oil of your choosing, OR try applesauce.  But then you will have plain ole Banana Walnut muffins which I'm sure are just as good and will disappear just as fast.  ;-)

I only had one full size muffin tin, so I made a dozen plus 5 minis.  Cute AND yummy!

These don't really rise and fluff up as "normal" muffins, and they will be pretty dark brown from the banana but don't fret, no matter what they look like, they rock!!  And you probably can't find a more low-fat muffin that tastes this good anywhere (but if you do, please let me know ASAP).

Enjoy!  I'm off to hide my last 8 muffins.


  1. I'm not good in calculating the calories but I'm sure good at calculating the, two, three..... hehe.... Hope you're having a great day.
    Cheers, Kristy

  2. I like the way you count! Enjoy your day/night as well.