What a great treat to start your day with! Rich and mouth-watering and best of all, every bite is good for you!

Almond Butter Maple Banana Muffins

Makes 14 muffins
Hands-on Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp baking soda
  • 1⁄4 tsp coarse sea salt, optional
  • 2 large eggs, divided
  • 2 tsp safflower oil
  • 1⁄2 cup plus 2 tbsp Greek yogurt, divided
  • 1⁄4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure organic vanilla extract
  • 3 bananas, divided
  • 2 tbsp natural unsalted crunchy almond butter

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare batter: In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt . In a small bowl, whisk 1 egg with oil; stir in 1⁄2 cup yogurt, maple syrup and vanilla. Add egg mixture to flour mixture and stir until just combined. Mash 2 1⁄2 bananas and fold into mixture until just combined and no white streaks remain; mixture should still be lumpy.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare filling: In a small bowl, mash remaining 1⁄2 banana; stir in remaining 1 egg, 2 tbsp yogurt and almond butter until well combined.
  4. Line 14 muffin cups with paper liners and fill one-third of each liner with batter. Dollop 1 tsp filling into each, then divide remaining batter among liners. Bake for 18 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in center. Let cool in tin for 5 minutes, then remove muffins from tin and let cool on wire racks.

TIP: Muffins are good for about 4 days so freeze any you won’t use within that period.

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