Banana Berry Oat Muffins

Ahhh the rotten banana conundrum.IMG_6080

Why oh why do I keep buying so many bananas knowing that I eat them so infrequently?

Maybe because when I go to the grocery store at this point in the season, we have like 1.5 options when it comes to fruit.

Seriously the produce section is pitiful, pathetic, horrible, disgraceful, and pissly. It makes me so so sad.

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Therefore, I buy bananas. And they spoil (or should I say ‘ripen’). And then I need to think of something to make with them to avoid wasting food. How I hate wasting food. Wasting food = flushing money

So here I am making some banana muffins. I used the Basic Banana Muffins recipe from the Taste of Home website and tried to add some extra flare to make them slightly more exciting. I added some whole grain oats and some whole dried mixed berries (from Costco- blueberries, raspberries, and cherries).

These muffins smell so amazing as they are baking, and they are really pretty good.

Banana Berry Oat Muffins

Prep: 10 minutes     Bake: 20 minutes     Yield: 1 dozen

IngredientsIMG_6081

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 medium ripe bananas
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole dried mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, cherries)
  • 1/3 cup whole grain oats

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. In another bowl, mash the bananas. Add egg, oil and vanilla; mix well. Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups half full.
  2. Bake at 375° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. 
Fresh from the oven!

Fresh from the oven!

Enjoy!

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