Banana OR Applesauce Muffins

It’s completely true that I have the best in-laws known to man.  When they visit, they mow my lawn AND they make me food.  AND they do my laundry.  I LOVE my in-laws.  🙂

My mother in law and sister in law just came to visit a week or so ago.  Both are accomplished southern bakers (which means AWESOME FOOD for me).  My sister in law came armed with this recipe and made muffins for us on Saturday morning.  They are super healthy and super delicious.  My dad made the banana ones as written and then he ventured off and made some applesauce muffins.

The top two are the banana muffins that were leftover after my dad made them and the bottom six are the applesauce muffins that were leftover.

*2 /1/2 cup oats (old fashioned kind, not quick cooking)

*1 single serving cup (or 1 cup) of plain low fat greek yogurt

*2 eggs

*3/4 cup sweetener of choice, I used the real stuff: sugar! or 2 tbs stevia sweetener

*1 1/2 tsp baking powder

*1/2 tsp baking soda

*2 bananas (I only used one but realized it needed at least one more)  %%%%%

Important: The paper liners don’t work well when baking with a base that does not include flour, they always seem to stick to the paper. I sprayed the muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray or you can use foil cupcake liners or a silicone muffin pan.

Let the Baking Begin!
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray tin with non-stick cooking spray or line 12 muffin tins with silicone or foil liners, (or just use a silicone muffin pan).
2. Place all of the ingredients, including bananas in a blender or food processor, and blend until oats are smooth. *Important: I add the oats a cup at a time and then add the liquids. I have to stop the blender and stir a few times throughout as well. 
3. Divide batter among cupcake liners, and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
4. Most importantly: Enjoy!!!

%%%% My dad made these same muffins but with homemade applesauce.  Here are the directions for that. Here are his verbatim instructions:

I cut up 1 and 1/2 apples with the peeling left on (makes it more nutritional). I made  apple sauce with my magic bullet/blender. If you use 2 whole apples it will be too moist. I also added 1 tsp of cinnamon.

This recipe courtesy of Keeping Up with the Joneses.

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