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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Health Muffins

I love these muffins.  My mom makes them a lot and I've started making them regularly lately.  They are so healthy and tasty and easy to make.  We call them "Health Muffins" at our house.

Mash 3 very very very ripe bananas (since this is where all the sweet comes from).  Add 1/2 cup of kefir or yogurt, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1 egg (or two egg whites).  Mix it up.  Add 1 1/2 cups high fiber cereal (like All Bran, or the TJ version or Fiber One) and let it sit for at least 10 minutes.

Add 3/4 cup whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup oat bran, 1 tsp. baking powder, 3/4 tsp. baking soda.

Add the goodies.  I've been adding 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut and 1/2 cup walnuts.  Chopped dates, raisins, pecans, pumpkin seeds are also all delicious.  

Scoop into greased muffin tin, makes 12 muffins, bake at 400 for 20 minutes or so.

Also, about 3 points plus values on weight watchers without any add-ins.  4 pts. if you add fruit, nuts or coconut.