These Muffins are Bananas!

To kickstart my learning project, I decided to make healthy banana muffins using a recipe I read on Gimme Some Oven‘s blog. When I came across this blog, I was very excited. There are lots of great recipes that are all very healthy. Here is how the process went:

STEP ONE: Get the necessary ingredients. I was able to find all of these ingredients at Superstore. For me, going to the store was easiest but if this isn’t an option for you, you can actually shop online so they are ready to be picked up here.

Ingredients from Gimme Some Oven

STEP TWO: Prepare all the ingredients to bake the muffins. This step went surprisinglysmooth. First, I blended up the oats and then added in the rest of the dry ingredients. This step required a blender however, the only thing I had was a Magic Bullet and this worked just as well. When all was blended together, it looked like this… 

 

When the dry ingredients were good to go, I set them aside and moved onto the wet ingredients. I added these into a separate bowl from the dry and whisked them together. However, here is where I ran into a problem. The recipe called for melted coconut oil, but when I melted it and added it into the ingredients it eventually hardened back up. Here is what it looked like… It looked as if there were coconut oil ice cubes floating around in my mixture. Not ideal. I tried putting the mixture into the microwave to re-melt the coconut oil, but it did not work very well. I ended up scooping the chunks out completely and continuing on.

If I were to repeat this recipe again, I would definitely used liquid coconut oil or ensure it is the last ingredient I add.

After the coconut oil problem was solved, I added the dry and wet ingredients together to create the muffin mixture. The muffins were now ready to be baked.

STEP THREE: Bake the muffins and enjoy. I placed the muffins in the oven for 18 minutes. When they were done, they were ready to eat and were delicious! Thank you so much to Gimme Some Oven for the recipe. This recipe is delicious, healthy, and easy to make. Here was the final product!   

 

REFLECTIONS FOR NEXT TIME: When making this recipe again there are a few adjustments I would consider.

  • The first one, I wouldn’t mind a stronger banana flavour. Perhaps I could add one more banana to the recipe.
  • The second, if I am feeling like something different, I would add in some chocolate chips for a different flavour.
  • Lastly, as stated earlier, I would use liquid coconut oil instead of melting the solid stuff to maintain to liquid consistency.

 

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8 thoughts on “These Muffins are Bananas!

  1. YUM! These muffins look so good! I started to get hungry just reading this post! That’s so interesting about the coconut turning solid again once you had melted it. I’ve never used coconut oil before so that’s neat to know!

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  2. These look amazing. I love the idea of using coconut oil to help keep the fat content down. If these are the results you are seeing already, come the end of the semester, you could be producing pastry chef quality baked goods!

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  3. Those muffins look delicious! I was sad to hear you ran into a bit of a problem with the coconut oil, but I am glad it all worked out in the end! I have never cooked or baked with coconut oil before, so that is good to know that it hardens up very quickly if I ever do. Thanks for sharing this recipe- I may have to give them a try!

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  4. Another thing that might work is to mix the coconut oil with the dry ingredients, rather than the wet ingredients. This would make it more difficult more solidification to occur. However, I am no expert with coconut oil… just something I thought of while reading your post. Thanks for sharing the recipe. It looks great!

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