Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Oatmeal Banana Muffins

           For a long time time now, I had been thinking of baking something with oatmeal, and also had a couple of bananas begging to be used and some not so sweet strawberries, so I put everything together and made these muffins with whole wheat flour and oatmeal. Thinking of muffins, I always wonder, what is the big difference between cupcakes and muffins, apart from the icing part, both are made in the same pan and almost made from the same ingredients, to me a lighter and sweeter muffin is almost like a cupcake. Well, coming back to these oatmeal muffins, they turned out to be very moist and not too sweet, a good breakfast or even a teatime snack..

Need To Have
  • Whole Wheat Flour - 1 cup
  • Oatmeal - 1 cup 
  • Bananas - 2 big, very ripe 
  • Strawberries - 3/4 cup chopped
  • Milk - 3/4 cup
  • Brown Sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Butter - 4 tablespoons
  • Baking Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Baking Soda - 1 teaspoon
  • Vanilla Extract - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Nutmeg Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Lemon Juice - 1 + 1/2 tablespoon
  • Salt - a pinch


          Sift the flour with the baking powder and baking soda, mix in the berries and the oatmeal with it.

          Now, melt the butter in a bowl, add the sugar, mashed bananas, and vanilla extract.

          Then add in the milk, followed by the salt, nutmeg powder, mix everything well. Now fold in the flour and strawberries mixture, finally add the lemon juice.

Spoon it into greased muffin pans and bake it at 350F for 25 to 30 mins.

Sending this to Spicy Treats for the Show Me The Hits - Fiber Rich Foods event,
                   to Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes for Srivalli's Kid's Delight event,
                   to Zesty South Indian Kitchen for the Hearth And Soul Blog Hop event,
                   to Ramya's Recipe for the Fruit Fiesta event,
                   to Food Corner for the Midweek Fiesta event,
                   to Vegetarian Tastebuds for Priya's Healthy Diet - Baked Goodies event and
                   to Sizzling Tastebuds for Vardhini's Bake Fest event.     

If you like nutmeg flavor increase it to 1 teaspoon.
Oven timings vary, so check after 20 mins.

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  1. I have yet to bake with oatmeal. This fruity muffins sound great with the goodness of whole wheat flour and oatmeal.

  2. Love this banana oatmeal muffin ...yummy :)

  3. So soft and yummy muffins ..Kid's fav. recipe

  4. lovely and perfectly healthy muffins. thanks for sending to my event

  5. Lovely muffins! Oats and bananas with the addition of strawberries sounds yummy!

  6. yummy and healthy muffins dear....superb

  7. This is definitely a hearty healthy muffin with all those grains! Banana muffins are always good and I am glad you gave them a healthy twist. They look delicious-well done.

  8. really nice and healthy!.........lovely muffins.

  9. Looks healthy and yum. Cupcakes are more sweeter and done with icing whereas muffins can be taken anytime for breakfast,teatime... but Muffins cannot be a treat for me :) I have read in the older days muffins were baked in a cast iron pan called gem pans. I am really sorry for such a big comment. :)(

  10. The photo looks very colorful. Are u cooking the oats and then adding to the mix? or is just powdered oats.

  11. very healthy and delicious muffins..loved that its eggless...

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  12. Very healthy muffins,sounds good n I like the banana flavor in baked goodies!!same pinch dear muffins on same day!!
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  13. such a delicious n equally healthy muffins...perfect for breakfast...nice recipe,thanks for sharing!
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  14. Such a healthy recipe. Love the flavor of banana in baked muffins or bread!

  15. muffins look awesome... healthy and delicious...


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  17. even i have wondered the difference b/w the cup cakes & muffins.. cup cakes are def smaller in size, i have noticed :D.. but i guess, you could beat the ingredients in cake more whereas with muffins you need to gently fold, else they don't puff up & fall flat...i guess :D

    Awesome healthy combo of oats, strawberries & whole wheat..Health vaaram :)

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    1. perfect healthy breakfast...spl if they are hot out of over with a cup of tea or coffee...I like banana flavour more in baked goodies than eating it on its own..I guess muffins are bigger than cupcakes also less sweet...cupcake is an American term, in the UK it is called fairy cake which I like way better...also cupcakes have frosting/icing and all which muffins do not have...yes baking muffins/cupcakes are a treat...just gently mix everything with a spatula and you are done...once I learned how to make cupcakes I stopped making cakes for a long time :-)

  18. healthy muffins...never tried with oats!!

  19. Sounds healthy and perfect as breakfast muffins!

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  21. I love banana in baking. your muffin looks perfect.

  22. thats a nice addition with nutmeg, looks warm & yum

  23. So delicious muffins..I have some oatmeal,still couldnt try a recipe with it.want to try some muffins...

    Thanks for sharing with Midweek Fiesta..

  24. Very healthy! Looks moist and soft.

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  25. So did you figure out the difference? :D Tell me if you do. Apart from the decoration on cupcake, I don't know of any other. And may be muffin has lot of fruit (banana), nut (walnut), grains (oatmeal), etc inside, but cupcakes are usually plain? I don't know :P