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Banana Blender Muffins

Banana Blender Muffins are delicious and taste like they should be much more complicated than they actually are to make.  They’re an ideal sweet treat, but are also less than a quarter of the calories of most muffins you would find at local bakeries.  Overall, this recipe is definitely a win!
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Weekend Catch Up

This past weekend was jam packed with action.  It’s left me tired going into the week, but I think both Ray and I are feeling incredibly accomplished.

Friday night, we met up with my old housemate from college and her husband.  They recently bought a home near downtown Denver and it was fantastic to see their new digs.  Their home is perfect, with an especially amazing and idyllic backyard that I would likely never leave.  The night was a relaxing celebration to end the week.

Early in the morning on Saturday, we headed back up to the mountains just prior to receiving some deliveries.  Which means (drum roll, please)… WE HAVE FURNITURE!  Our condo isn’t completely furnished, but we do have a couch and finally have a bed.  See ya’ later air mattress!


We spent the rest of the weekend relaxing at Breck’s Octoberfest and watching football before arriving home late last night.  It seems a truck hit the bottom of an overpass and they had to close the entire highway on our way home.  It didn’t add too much to our traffic on the way home (night time is usually MUCH better than daytime traffic around here), but I sure hope that everyone is okay!

Now to our recipe…

Banana Blender Muffins

I’ve made these Banana Blender Muffins a few times, primarily because I wanted to get the proportions and timing exactly right for my preferred level of sweetness and moisture, as well as for high altitude baking.  (Past trials were from this recipe and were left out for some of the homeless folks in our area.  You’ll notice that I adjusted the ingredients to fit my preferences, but the directions remain relatively the same.)  Every round, even the first batch that I burnt a bit, has provided just the perfect amount of sweetness.  But, the ingredients are healthy and natural, making every bite extra delicious.

Banana Blender Muffins

Prep time: 10 minutes; Bake time: 15 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Yields: 12 muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 1 cup vanilla flavored greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Optional: 1/8 cup crushed walnuts & 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to bake on 400 degrees Fahrenheit.  Lightly grease your muffin tin or liners with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a blender or food processor, dump all ingredients, except for your optional add-ins.  (I.E. DO add bananas, eggs, quick oats, yogurt, honey, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla extract, and salt.)  Blend for 1 minute on high.  Stop to scrape down the sides of the blender, then continue to blend on high for another 2 minutes.  With a spatula, stir in all of the crushed walnuts and half of your chocolate chips.  (Note, the chocolate chips that you add in here will melt.)
  3. Evenly distribute your batter between your muffin cups, filling each one about 3/4 of the way full.  Sprinkle the other half of your chocolate chips on top of the batter as desired.  Bake on the middle rack for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean.  (For some rounds, I did allow them to bake for 17 minutes with the muffins turning out just as delicious.)
  4. Allow to cool for 10 minutes, and enjoy!  Store covered up to one week (if they last that long.)

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6 Comments

  • Reply Heather @ Polyglot Jot

    Yum! I love pumpkin muffins best or chocolate chip 😀 These look great–love the idea of making them in the blender–time saver!

    September 12, 2016 at 11:22 am
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Absolutely! And it’s SO easy to fit into any form of elimination diet, too. Gotta’ love flexible recipes. : )

      I had some AMAZING pumpkin muffins that I shared on the blog a couple of years ago that’s I’ll have to bring back around in October. Thanks for the reminder!

      September 13, 2016 at 8:16 am
  • Reply Joyce

    Whoa, no butter or oil, get me onboard! These look so yummy & love your photography!

    Characters & Carry-ons

    September 13, 2016 at 12:22 pm
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Thanks! And those were my goals exactly. Delicious, but just this side of healthier. (Plus, they’re DELICIOUS even a few days later. The perfect make-ahead snack. : ) )

      September 14, 2016 at 10:23 am
  • Reply Mackenzie

    Loooove your blog, girlfriend. Also- this recipe is perfection. Thank you, thank you for sharing.

    September 14, 2016 at 1:05 am
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Woooo… thanks! Glad you enjoyed. : )

      September 14, 2016 at 10:24 am

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