Yes… yet another muffin recipe. This is an altered banana bread recipe that has less butter and sugar, and made with whole wheat flour, oatmeal and flaxseed.
Flaxseed has been a recent hype in the health industry and becoming quite popular. Flaxseed is a seed that owes it’s health benefits to three key components.
- Omega-3’s: these are the healthy fats that have positive effects on your heart health. They also offer protection for your bones. 2 tablespoons of flax has 133% of your daily recommended intake.
- Lignans: these help protect against cancers by blocking certain hormone enzymes, and preventing the growth of tumor cells.
- Fiber: (yay fiber!) Flax has both the soluble and insoluble types. A small 2 tablespoons of flax has 15% of your daily recommended intake.
You can add flaxseed to almost anything. Foods such as yogurts, ice creams, smoothies, cereals, cooked veggies, etc. It will add a slight nutty flavor… my favorite!
I got the chance to spend an amazing weekend at home and my mom and I made these delicious bites. The added bananas makes them moist and sweet, and the oatmeal and flaxseed gave them a great nutty, chewy flavor.
Banana Oatmeal Nut Muffins
- 1/3 c. melted butter
- 2 eggs
- ¾ c. brown sugar
- 6 ripe bananas mashed
- 1 t. vanilla
- ¾ c. wheat flour
- ½ c. flour
- ¾ c. oatmeal
- ¼ c. ground flaxseed
- 1 ½ t. baking powder
- 1 t. baking soda
- 1 t. cinnamon
- ½ t. nutmeg
- ¼ t. salt
- ½ c. chopped nuts (of course!)