Is it just me, or does it feel like an iced berry oatmeal breakfast muffin day?
Any of the following responses will do:
b.) HECK YEA
c.) TEN. GIVE ME TEN. Wait, ALL OF THEM.
Every morning for the last 3 weeks has followed somewhat of the same pattern. I get up at 6:45, basically fall down the stairs on my quest to get some liquid gold (aka coffee) into my veins, log on to my Bloglovin (shameless plug hehe) to read as many of my fellow bloggers posts as possible, realize it’s 15 minutes before I have to leave for class/head out for my run, rush rush rush to get ready, and either miss out on breakfast alltogether or grab a bar on my way out the door. I be moving like zooooooooom.
And guess what. Come the end of my lecture, I’m either starving or gettings all sorts of sad because I missed out on a real breakfast for a lousy little granola bar. I mean, I’m a healthy-ish food blogger for cryin’ out loud. I think I can do better than a pre-packaged snack for breakfast! And these put bars to shame because amidst the gloriously juicy and plump berries and vanilla icing, there’s fiber and healthy carbs and are those trumpet I’m hearing? Unleash the celebratory breakfast muffins trumpets!
These are very dense and filling due to the whole wheat flour and oats and contain no butter and are sweetened mostly by bananas and just a leeeetle sugar in the batch. And those perfectly tart berries? Don’t even get me started. They make me… berry happy. Also, can we just ignore how bad that pun was? You guys da best.
For those of you who like a bit of extra sweetness and prettiness, you can also add on the optional vanilla glaze. And by that I mean, DO IT.
- 2 large ripe bananas
- 1 egg
- 4oz nonfat vanilla yogurt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup oilve oil
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 cups oats
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 2 cup mixed berries (I used fresh blueberries and raspberries)
- optional: powder sugar glaze
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a stand mixer or by hand, mash the bananas so no chunks remain. Mix in the egg, yogurt, vanilla extract, olive oil, and sugar till smooth.
- Sift together the whole wheat flour, oats, and baking powder. Combine the wet and dry ingredients.
- Fold in the berries and walnuts (if desired) and bake for 25 minutes.
- If you want the extra touch of the powdered sugar glaze, mix together powdered sugar, a bit of milk, and vanilla extract until you get the right consistency. Drizzle over the muffins. Enjoy!