Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Healthy Snack of the Day: Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Hello! This recipe comes courtesy of A Full Measure of Happiness Blog. Peanut Butter Banana Muffins are good hit at the beginning of the day or for a mid-morning snack because of the good protein you will be consuming. Pretty easy to make, and most of the ingredients are standard pantry items, so you can make them on the cheap!

Photo from A Full Measure of Happiness Blog

Ingredients

2 ripe bananas (mashed)
1/3 cup honey (I used agave nectar)
1/3 cup peanut butter (go for natural)
2/3 cup fat free yogurt (I used Greek yogurt for the added health benefits, and cause I like the taste)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon (I add a little more, because I love cinnamon)
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
(I added 2 tsp of flaxseed for the additional fiber benefits and cut out the 1/4 tsp of salt)


1-Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line or use oil and flour on your muffin tins.
2- Mix the bananas, honey, peanut butter, yogurt and vanilla. Set aside.
3-Mix the remaining ingredients in a separate bowl.
4-In thirds, slowly mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined.
5-Spoon the mixture evenly throughout the 12 muffin cups.
6-Bake in the oven for 15 minutes on the center rack.

ENJOY!

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