Sunday, March 18, 2012

Breakfast Muffin

A big thank you to my Extreme Team buddy Holly Goes Lightly for posting picture of my recipe. You are awesome. Each Breakfast Muffin is about 130 calories!  
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/4 cups oatmeal
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 cups bananas, ripe & mashed (about 4 medium, I only had three, so I made up the difference with a mixture of the shredded carrots and applesauce)
  • 2⁄3 cup applesauce
  • 1⁄3 cup carrots, shredded (you can buy ready-made shredded carrots or use a food processor)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature

Preheat oven to 375.

Combine first 7 ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Stir until well blended.

In a separate bowl, combine all other ingredients (bananas - butter), and stir until well blended. (My butter was still a little lumpy, but it was fine)

Add banana mixture to the flour mixture and stir until well mixed.

Fill muffin cups 2/3 way full and bake at 375 for about 20 minutes, until the muffin springs back when lightly touched.

For me, this recipe made 12 muffins in a standard pan, and if you bake according to directions, each muffin is about 130 calories! Not too shabby! I can't wait to try it again with the proper amount of bananas. I think I'll also cut the ginger and make up the difference with more nutmeg and cinnamon...


  1. Thanks a bunch for blogging this! My husband and I both loved these and I can't wait to make them again! Perfect for a quick breakfast on the go

  2. I plan to make these muffins tonight so we can have some for breakfast tomorrow. I do not usually cook with ginger. I hope I like the taste....other ingredients are perfect...just the recipe I was looking for!

  3. I have tried a variation of these muffins before, but I have tried
    adding vanilla protein powder. Sometimes I find that by adding the powder they can burn, so mix it in
    well. These looks very delish though!

  4. Great for traveling snacks, will make for sure for my next trip, it should go great with my coffee, thanks for sharing