Banana Orange Muffins
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- Ready In:
- 1 1⁄2 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 1⁄3 cup dates (optional) or 1/3 cup raisins, chopped (optional)
- 8 ounces plain nonfat yogurt or 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
- 3⁄4 cup banana, mashed and ripe (about 2 medium)
- 2 egg whites or 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons orange zest
- Heat oven to 400°F Line twelve medium muffin cups with paper baking cups or lightly spray bottoms only with cooking spray.
- In large bowl, combine oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and dates; mix well. In medium bowl, combine yogurt, banana, egg whites, oil and orange peel; blend well. Add to dry ingredients all at once; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not overmix.).
- Fill muffin cups almost full.
- Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool muffins in pan on wire rack 5 minutes; remove from pan.
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I had a banana glut but was tired of the usual banana and raisin muffin recipes. The addition of dates and orange zest in this recipe provided a great twist on a classic muffin. I used wholewheat flour and subbed soy milk + lemon juice as I didn't have any buttermilk or yoghurt. This made a dense but beautifully moist muffin. These were healthy and delicious muffins. Thanks hello kitty!
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Moist and yummy! I substituted sour cream for yogurt and used the raisins. I also used 2 large bananas and put in the juice from the orange. They aren't very sweet (which I liked) and they're great for breakfast. They sort of remind me of soft granola bars. They're not too high in carbs for us diabetics either! I'll make these again for sure!
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