Gluten-free and Vegan Banana Oat Muffins

Gluten-free and Vegan Banana Oat Muffins
To be honest they are not the most beautiful muffins, but the hearty and sweet taste makes up for that.

My kids are not huge oatmeal fans.  I can somewhat relate as the warm, bland mush can sometimes by unappealing.  This saddens me as oatmeal is a quick and healthy breakfast on the go.

Oatmeal coats the stomach keeping you comfortable and free of digestive problems all day.  I figure this could be helpful for my Kindergartner who refuses to use the bathroom at school. The recipe below also uses ginger, which calms the stomach by relaxing the muscles around the digestive track. (Also, awesome for nauseous pregnant ladies.)

Daphne Oz (Did you know she was Dr. Oz's daughter?) of The Chew demonstrated making oat flour that is surprisingly as simple as grinding oats in the blender.  I adapted her recipe to make it vegan as well as gluten.

I was and I quote "the best mother in the world" when I brought these muffins to pick up my kids from school.  Both kids had two and I didn't feel guilty as these muffins are packed with nutrients and very little sugar.  At the last minute I threw in a handful of dairy-free mini chocolate chips.  The small amount of chocolate bumped these up to "best mother" category.

I even let the kids eat these for breakfast the next morning.  Getting out the door by 7:45 is early!

Gluten-free and Vegan Banana Oat Muffins

2 large ripe bananas

1/2 cup Almond Milk

1/2 cup applesauce

2 tablespoons fresh ginger

1 tablespoons Molasses

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup rolled oats

2 cups oat flour

2 tablespoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

handful mini dairy-free dark chocolate chips optional

Coconut oil to grease muffin tray

Preheat oven to 365.  Grease muffin tin and set aside. In a small bowl combine the mashed bananas, milk, yogurt, ginger, molasses and vanilla extract.   In a larger bowl, whisk together the oats, oat flour, baking poster, baking soda, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon.  Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix.  Pour into muffin tin and bake for 15 minutes.

What do you eat for a quick and healthy breakfast?
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Tags: Bananas, Muffins, Oats

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