Thursday, June 25, 2009

Oatmeal Banana cups with chocolate chips

I found this recipe over at Green Lite Bites, and had to try it out.

3 mashed bananas
1 cup vanilla Almond milk (I used skim because that's what I had)
2 eggs
1 tbsp Baking powder
3 cups (240g) Old Fashion or Rolled Oats
1 tsp vanilla extract (I bumped this up to 1.5 since I was using boring milk)
3 tbsp (42g) mini chocolate chips (I used regular, because that's what I had in the apt.)
(I also added about a tbs of splenda, again, because of the boring milk. Next time, I'd use brown sugar instead, and maybe a touch of cinnamon too.)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Mix all ingredients except the chocolate chips together, and let sit while you prepare the muffin pans.
Spray a muffin pan and/or liners with with non-stick spray.
Stir the chocolate chips into the oatmeal batter. (Instead, I didn't mix them in, and sprinkled them on top after I filled the cups with the chocolate-less batter.)
Divide batter into 15 muffin cups. They should be just about filled.
Bake 20-30 minutes, you’ll see the edges just starting to brown and they will be firm to the touch.
The Verdict
These guys are very filling, but they seemed a little flavorless and overly banana-y to me. Next time, I'd probably throw in the brown sugar and cinnamon, and use smaller bananas (mine were kinda huge). I might even try it with some sort of dried fruit mixed in to up the sweet factor - maybe raisins or cherries or apricots. But, all in all, it's a super-hearty breakfast, and I feel a little better because there is fruit involved and because there are so few ingredients (and none that required going to the store).


Leslie said...

Ooo, this looks great! I bet it would be delicious with peaches instead of the bananas (my tree is loaded down right now). Thanks for a great idea to have my morning oatmeal in a new and more interesting way!

Hannah Kali said...

I just made an amended version of this- substituting peaches for bananas (it's what I had!), and used skim milk + a bit of almond extract and a bit of golden syrup.

I think I got the amounts of fruit/oats wrong (stupid measuring cups in England don't often have a cup measurement, so I guesstimate!). I think next time I'd do one egg not two (or use proper measuring cups!)... but overall delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth said...

Hannah, Peaches sound yummy. Lame measuring cups. I mean, cup is in the NAME!

She-Fit said...

YUM! This look great. Thanks for the verdict though. I hate making things that don't have a lot of flavor to them. Great tips on how they can be fixed!