I first learned a similar recipe from my sister-in-law whom I consider to be the “best” when it comes to making creme brûlée. I’ve made her version many times for years but after a while, I tried to change the ingredients according to what I have in my pantry, who will eat the muffins, what fruits are in season or simply depending on my mood. Here’s one of my favorite that’s really easy to make:
- 2 cups Oat Bran
- 1/4 cup Flaxseed Meal
- 1 Tbsp Baking powder
- 1/4 cup Raw sugar (or less if using sweetened dried fruits)
- 2 Egg whites or 1/2 cup egg substitute
- 1/4 cup Raw slivered almonds
- 2 Ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
- 1 1/4 cup Soy milk, unsweetened
- 2 Tbsp. Olive oil
- Baking milk chocolate chips (optional)
- Olive oil spray
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Start by putting in the dry ingredients into a large bowl. That would be the Oat bran, flaxseed meal, sugar, baking powder and nuts. Add the egg whites, olive oil, soy milk and bananas. Mix together.
Spray your 12-piece muffin pan with olive oil spray then evenly distribute the muffin batter. Top each muffin with raw almonds. I put a few baking chocolate chips for my daughter’s muffin so she will enjoy this healthful muffin with a treat of sweetness from the chocolate chips. Bake for 12 minutes. Let is cool for a few minutes before removing each muffin from the pan. Enjoy a minimum of 2 pieces per person for breakfast 🙂
This muffin is so easy to make, one can change the kind of nuts depending on what you like to use. I also use other fresh fruits such as blueberries, strawberries, dates, and figs. I also use dried or frozen fruits depending really on what I have in my kitchen. In addition, if I am in the mood for a guilt-free muffin, I even use sugar substitute (i.e., Stevia or Splenda). Create endless versions. The important ingredient is to use oat bran.
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