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Banana Oat Yogurt Muffin (Gluten Free)

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I love all bakes with bananas and now and again, whenever I have over ripe bananas and being the waste-not-want-not type of girl, I set about concocting various combo of recipes and this time is a healthy, gluten free muffins and may also be made dairy free by substituting the yogurt with non-dairy milk or even apple sauce.

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Amazingly soft and moist …. absolutely a healthy snack I can feast on without guilt 😜

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Look at how fluffly and soft it is … only thing you must remember is to spray the paper cups to avoid the muffins sticking since this is an oil free recipe … or alternatively bake in in a silicon muffin tray or in a slightly oiled muffin tins

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I made a loaf with half of the batter and swirled nuttella and some crushed walnuts into it and it is absolutely delish!! A little sinful but hey! you only lived once so a little of what you love is good for you 😋

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Just l@@kie ..how can you ever resist such awesome slice??!!!👍🏻

RECIPE

This receipe makes 24 muffins or 12 muffins + a loaf – halve the recipe if you so wish

Ingredients:

450g / 2 cups Greek yogurt

4 medium / 400g / 2 cups over-ripe bananas, mashed

4 large / 5 medium sized eggs

360g / 4 cups rolled oats (old fashioned or quick)

100g / 1/2cup brown sugar (optional – I didnt put any sugar!)

2 Tbs chia seeds

2 Tbs oat bran

50g butter, melted (optional – I didn’t put any)

3 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking / bi-carbonate of soda

170g / 1 cup chocolate chips or Nuttella (optional)

handful of walnuts, chopped (optional)

Methods:

  • Preheat oven to 200°C / 400°F
  • Mix all ingredients, except chocolate chips / nuttella / walnuts, in a blender or food processor until well blended and a smooth batter
  • Fill muffin cups or tin 3/4 full and swirl in some nuttella & walnuts if desired
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean
  • Leave to cool for 15 minutes on a wire rack before serving up

Crumbed Top Banana Muffins

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I luuuurve Banana Muffins/Cakes/Loaf …experimented with all varieties ….finally this version is the best I’ve achieved …these are simple, quick to make and yet so delicious and perfect for breakfast, in-between-snacks, elevenses, t-time snacks … ❤ ❤ ❤

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Mix 1½ cups flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and ½ tsp salt in a large mixing bowl ..

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Beat 4 mashed bananas, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 beaten egg and 1/3 melted butter in another bowl

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Combine handful of oats,  1/3 cup packed brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, 1/2 tsp cinnamon in a small bow + 1 Tbs butter l…

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…. lightly mix with tips of your fingers until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal

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Stir banana mixture into flour mixture just until moistened … spoon batter into prepared muffin cups ….

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Sprinkle crumb mixture over top of muffin mixture and bake in pre-heated 375ºF/190ºC oven until golden and tops spring back when lightly pressed, 18 to 20 minutes … do not overbake or the muffins will become dry!

Oat-Crusted Chicken with Sage

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When you crave for some Southern Fried Chicken or Kentucky Fried Chicken or even Popeye’s Fried Chicken … STOP!! Try some of these healthy & insanely lip-smacking Oat-Crusted Chicken with Sage instead 🙂

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I used 4 whole legs chopped into 4 thighs & 4 drumsticks … this is enough to serve 4 pax … I marinated the chicken with some seasoned salt for a couple hours

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You will need 3 Tbsp of chopped fresh sage

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Preheat the oven to 200ºC … then mix 2 tsp English Mustard with 3 – 4 Tbsp of skimmed milk

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You will need approximately 1 cup rolled oats

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Mix the rolled oats with the 2 Tbsp chopped sage and seasoning of some salt + freshly ground pepper

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Brush the chicken pieces with the milk & mustard mixture

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Pressed the milk coated chicken into the oats

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Arrange the oat-coated chicken pieces onto a baking sheet and bake in the pre-heated oven for about 40 minutes or until the juices run clear (not pink) when pierced in the thickest part

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Whilst the chicken is baking, prepare your cream dressing … mix together ½ cup low-fat fromage frays with 1 tsp wholegrain mustard, balance of chopped sage and salt & pepper seasoning

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Serve up the oat-crusted chicken with a drizzle of the fromage frais dressing and some vegetable/salad of your choice and garnish with some fresh sage …a simple healthy & fibre enriched delish meal 🙂