I have a banana bread recipe and a banana chocolate chip muffin recipe we like but wanted to try something new. I thought adding oatmeal would make them healthier. So I typed Banana Oatmeal Muffins into the search bar on Pinterest and low and behold I found these babies!
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Combine your dry ingredients (minus chocolate chips) in ANOTHER bowl (I know, this is what almost turned me off -3 bowls!? what? but it was worth it). Then alternately add your banana/oat mixture and your flour mixture to the margarine/sugar mixture. Stir until combined.
Banana Cranberry Muffins I made and ended up eating them all because no one else would eat them. Definitely a keeper.
(Recipe Adapted from a post on Babble)
3 cups (about 7 large) bananas, mashed
3 cups quick oats, uncooked
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups margarine or butter, softened to room temperature
3 cups sugar
6 cups flour
1 1/2 Tablespoon baking powder
3 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 1/2 to 3 cups of chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease muffin tins (or line with cupcake wrappers).
Put mashed bananas, oats and milk in a medium bowl.
In a second large bowl, cream the sugar and butter together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs.
Then, in another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the flour mixture and the banana mixture alternately to the butter and sugar mixture. Stir until combined.
Spoon the mixture into the cups. Fill each cup about 3/4 full. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the muffin comes out clean. Remove the muffins from the pan and let them cool on a wire rack.