Banana Blueberry Oat Muffins

These muffins are extremely moist and flavorful. The rolled oats and flax seeds add additional fiber, which is always a good thing. I would say they are somewhat healthy. And if wanting to be more careful with diet try substituting sourgum, spelt flour, wholewheat or gluten free flour for the one and a half cup of all purpose white.  Notice the empty Maple Syrup in the background, I had exactly one cup for these delicious breakfast treats. I love it when that happens.

These muffins are extremely moist and flavorful. The rolled oats and flax seeds add additional fiber, which is always a good thing. I would say they are somewhat healthy. And if wanting to be more careful with diet try substituting sourgum, spelt flour, wholewheat or gluten free flour for the one and a half cup of all purpose white.  Notice the empty Maple Syrup in the background, I had exactly one cup for these delicious breakfast treats. I love it when that happens.

It was one of those creative mornings where experimenting with a muffin recipe was the most satisfying and easy project to soothe that familiar feeling of wanting to create something new. A delectable fiber filled blueberry maple experience  is what transpired bases on the ingredients in the house. 

Banana Blueberry Oat Muffins

Makes 12 standard muffins

1/2 cup coconut oil (emulsified at 76*)

1 cup whole Greek yogurt 

1 cup pure maple syrup 

2 large eggs

1 tsp. vanilla extract   

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cups rolled oats

1/2 cups ground golden flaxseed  

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon (2 grams) salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon  

3/4  cup (3 3/4 ounces or 105 grams) blueberries, fresh or frozen (if frozen, don’t bother defrosting)

2 bananas mashed

Topping

1/3 cup finally shredded coconut  

1/3 cup ground flaxseed

1/3 cup brown sugar  

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tin with 10 paper liners or spray each cup with a nonstick spray. Mix wet ingredients together in large mixing bowl. Put flour, rolled oats, flaxseeds, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt into a sifter and sift half of dry ingredients over wet ingredients. Mix until combined. Sift remaining dry ingredients into batter and mix just until the flour disappears. Gently fold in your blueberries and mashed bananas. The dough will be quite thick (and even thicker, if you used a full-fat Greek-style yogurt), closer to a cookie dough, which is why an ice cream scoop is a great tool to fill your muffin cups or wooden spoon and a clean finger. Fill muffin cups and top with a tablespoon of coconut, flax, brown sugar topping.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until tops are golden and a tester inserted into the center of muffins comes out clean (you know, except for blueberry goo). Let cool on rack (ha), or you know (See photo below), serve with butter or plain they are that good. 

The best part of baking muffins is eating the first one right out of the oven!  

The best part of baking muffins is eating the first one right out of the oven!  

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Tah has been involved with Yoga most of her life. She started practicing as a teenager. Inspired by a mentor to join a class at 16 sparked the yoga fire which has been burning ever since. After launching a sportswear line with her then husband in the late 80′s and becoming a mother of two daughters, it was time for a healing change. Trusting in the age old adage, “Do what you love”, was the consistent echo in her mind. A pivotal time of transition, a powerful period in her life as she realized the path that called her. Do what you love clearly meant that she become a teacher. In 1996 working simultaneously within the health food industry as a reliable source for nutritional council and support, Tah’s yoga business grew. She was able to open one of the first yoga studios in La Jolla. Shakti Yoga was born. After enjoying this prime location for a handful of years she realized the benefit of being a mobile instructor. This was the next logical step for her since the established client base was corporate and private. As she teaches she shares her healing touch of Reiki and Thai Yoga Therapy. Tah lives in San Diego with her partner of 15 years; and besides her two daughters who are in their 20s, has a rambunctious 5 year old son, who instead of a dog to follow him around has a loyal Bengal cat named Jagger.