They say if you give a mom a muffin, she’ll probably never have time to enjoy it. So what are we moms to do? We do what we do best… make our own muffins! And maybe if you are especially awesome, you make them for a mom you love.
Here is a recipe for delicious banana muffins with – wait for it – NO flour OR sugar/artificial sweeteners. Perfectly moist, flavorful and sweetened with natural agave nectar or honey if you prefer, and with flaxseed. Truly guilt free! I’ve adapted this recipe from one online with 702 reviews and 4.5/5 stars to date (that’s a winning sign, right?).
The chocolate chips are optional, and of course mine do have sugar. I can always justify chocolate, especially dark! But rest assured my friend, they are just as good without the chocolate chips.
No Flour, No Sugar Banana Oatmeal Muffins
1 1/4 cup rolled oats– blended in a blender or food processor to a powder – like oatmeal flour
1 cup rolled oats
2 Tbs Milled Flax seed (optional)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup Agave (or honey)
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup mashed bananas
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)
Directions Combine ground and rolled oats, flax seed, baking powder, soda, and salt. Stir in the egg, milk, oil, agave and vanilla. Add the mashed banana and chocolate chips and combine thoroughly. Grease or line a muffin tin with paper bake cups, and divide the batter among them. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes (10 minutes for mini muffins). Enjoy!
Pictured above are mini muffins. Have you ever tried popping muffins into the freezer? It makes the perfect bite-sized snack on the go, they only take a minute to thaw! The muffin tin I used can be found here, that bad boy was on my Amazon wishlist for Christmas. Since when did kitchen tools become so exciting? Maybe since they held little pockets of ooey-gooey-sweet goodness…