Skinny Trick: Vegan Banana Oat Muffins

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Last month I housed one of my favorite friends making the move from AZ back to Cali and on the hunt for the most perfect apartment. In the process, (and because she's a serious vegan) I began my hunt for the most perfect vegan dishes. I came up with some rather yummy & healthy recipes in the process. (See coconut curry recipe here!

And even though I'm not one of the "V Elite" I do believe that limiting dairy & meat is one of the best skinny tricks there is.

I mixed a few different recipes to come up with something that was both Weight Watchers and Vegan friendly. They turned out like tasty, healthy breakfast muffins, perfect with a cup of joe and a side of fruit with your morning mag.

3-4 ripe bananas
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 agave syrup (you can also use maple syrup or brown sugar)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup oats (or 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup flax seeds. I happened to use 3/4 cup oats and two instant oatmeal packets that had flax seeds in it. Random! And perfect!)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (white will work, but wheat is better!)

Mix all ingredients in a mixer and pour into paper lined muffin tins. Bake at 350 for about 20 min. Test with a toothpick. Enjoy!

For Sara xx