Monday, November 8, 2010

Power Muffins

the30girl's Power Muffins

You may have noticed my affinity for muffins in posts here, here and here.  These muffins are delectable anytime of the day, but are truly a great "get up and going" breakfast muffin that will satisfy any sweet tooth.  In a cooking frenzy on Friday evening, I literally came up with these babies on a whim with the goal of using 2 bananas that were getting too ripe. 

Here's the recipe breakdown:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c chopped walnuts
2 large mashed bananas (seriously ripe ones)
1/2 c vegetable/canola oil
1/2 c applesauce (unsweetened)
1/2 c packed brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/2 c shredded coconut (or more to your liking)
1/2 c 60% cacao chocolate chips (or more to your liking)

1. Whisk together the first 6 ingredients in a medium sized bowl. 
2. In a larger bowl, mix together the banana, oil, applesauce, brown sugar, and egg. 
3. Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture and stir until just mixed.  Add the coconut and chocolate chips.  
4. Spray your muffin tin with cooking spray and fill each cup 3/4 full (I fill mine a little fuller and make 11 muffins instead of 12).  Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean and tops of the muffins bounce back when patted.  

It's Monday morning and I can honestly say that there are only two muffins left.  Clearly, I have been eating them more frequently than breakfast.  Oops. 


I hope this recipe inspires you to make some Power Muffins.

Happy Monday! 

P.S. The winner from last week's EasyLunchboxes.com giveaway is Casey.  Thanks to all those that entered and thanks so much to EasyLunchboxes.com for sponsoring!

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6 comments:

Ashley Hasty said...

Oh man, those look too good to be true. Yummy! I want to run home right now and whip some up!


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Ylenia said...

mmmhhhhhh I love muffin so much!
never try the american one but in the UK they are amazing!
we try to make it here in Italy but, well, with no success...we are good at other stuff...

Ylenia
http://longuette.blogspot.com

Sue said...

These sound delicious, and look great!

Verena said...

These Power Muffins look soooo... good! Thanks for sharing this great recipe.
Hug´s,
Verena

DHS said...

Just pulled some of these out of the oven...and OMGoodness....so good!!

DHS said...

I'm going to share the link to these on our FB page. :-)

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