I have wanted to start blogging some of my cooking and recipes for a long time now and just haven’t done it. I don’t know why. I have so many pictures of food in different stages of completeness and lots of recipes to share; some of which I think people might enjoy. I guess I’ve just been a little self-conscious about it. I’m going to try and get over it and start here.
A friend of mine (thanks Amy) sent me the link to this recipe and I thought Lily would really like it. I made some changes to it to make it something that I’m happier to give to Lil.
3/4 cup of all purpose flour
3/4 cup of whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats (not quick cooking)
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup of organic rice drink (or milk)
1/4 cup applesauce
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup mashed bananas (about 1 1/2 bananas)
1 dash cinnamon
Here’s my ode to The Pioneer Woman.
I forgot to put the cinnamon in the picture.
Preheat oven to 400. Prepare the mini muffin pan(s) by lightly spraying with pam.
In a large bowl combine the flours, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a small bowl mash the bananas. Add the rice drink, applesauce, cinnamon and vanilla then combine well.
Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture until just combined.
Spoon batter into the prepared muffin pans. I used a tablespoon and overfilled my muffin wells a little.
Bake the muffins for 12-15 minutes. When done, cool in the pans on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Then, gently remove muffins from the pan and set muffins on the wire rack until completely cool.
Verdict: Lily and Waldo really liked them. Waldo said they were a tiny bit dry, but he thought that was a fair trade off, given that I used applesauce instead of oil. Next time I’m going to add a little more banana and applesauce. He also said that he could barely taste the cinnamon so I’m going to add more next time.
According to the site I got the recipe from, these freeze beautifully, so I’m got a few days worth in a air tight container and the rest in the freezer.