Whole Grain Banana Muffins

These tasty muffins are a great way to add whole grains, nuts and fruit to your children's diet. Pair with a cup of yogurt and fresh orange slices for a quick and nutritious breakfast or snack.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup nonfat or 1% milk
  • 1 cup mashed banana (approximately 2 medium)
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • Non-stick spray

Preparation:
 

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Lightly spray muffin tin with nonstick spray.
  3. Mix flour, oatmeal,sugar, walnuts and baking powder in large mixing bowl.
  4. In another bowl, beat egg and mix in mashed banana, milk and canola oil.
  5. Stir into dry ingredients and mix lightly.
  6. Bake 18-20 minutes or until muffin tops are browned.
  7. Loosen muffins and serve warm.

    Servings: 12 medium muffins
    Per muffin: 177 calories, 4 grams protein, 25 grams carbohydrate, 8 grams fat, 2.6 grams fiber, 77 mg calcium

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