This may or may not have to do with exam study I’m supposed to be doing… I’m sure you’ve all heard the term procrastibaking ? Well yeah, I would say that’s me today. After this post I swear I will!
Anyway, discovered this recipe from Southern In Law ‘s site which I have recently found and decided to whip up a batch. Again, made some modifications to make it completely clean and they tasted de-li-cious !
Flax Banana Yogurt Muffins
Makes 12 muffins.
- 2 cup GF pancake mix/GF flour/plain flour/wholewheat flour (I used wholemeal self raising flour)
- 1 tsp baking soda (If you use self raising flour you don’t need to add this)
- 2.5 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 3 large bananas, mashed (about 1.5C mashed)
- 1/2 cup Chobani plain greek yogurt (I used the 2% low fat version)
- 1/4 cup applesauce (I didn’t use this – just added an extra 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt)
- 1/4 -1/2 cup brown sugar (I used 1/4 cup pure honey – if you like it sweeter add more but use less of the yogurt)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract (I just added a dash of organic vanilla essence)
- 1 tsp chia seeds (not on the original recipe but I decided to add them in)
- Cinnamon (I’m a cinnamon addict! Added this in too – use your own judgement of how much you want based on taste preferences!)
- Nutmeg (another addition – just a sprinkle to taste)
- Walnuts (not on the original recipe but I added some to the top of a few muffins just to try it out!)
- Preheat oven to 180°C.
- Prepare muffins tins (grease or line) – I used silicon muffin cases and they are amazing! No need to grease and the muffins popped right out of them so easy. Definitely a good investment (thanks to my roommate who owns some ;-))
- In a large bowl mix flour, ground flaxseed, chia seeds, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- In a medium bowl mash banana and add yogurt, honey and vanilla. Mix together wet ingredients until combined.
- Mix wet and dry ingredients until just combined and pour into muffin cups.
- If you desire, place a walnut (or half depending on size) on top of muffins and push into the mixture a little bit.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the tops are browned and a skewer inserted removes clean.
Okay, okay! I’m off to do some study now, I promise… Until lunchtime 😉