Saturday, July 24, 2010

Oatmeal, Banana and Cherry Muffins

1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/4 rolled oats
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup mashed banana (about 2-3 bananas)
1 large egg
1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
2 tbsp. canola oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup cherries, pitted and halved

Cherries are in season. So of course when asked what to do with them, I would answer without hesitation to make them into muffins. Muffins are what I love to bake the most of.. With these little snacks, there is a bonus. They are actually healthy ! Got the idea for the muffins from bloggers Honey, What's Cooking ? and Joy the Baker. If your looking for muffins that taste good and make you feel good, these are it !


Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line muffin tins. In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; whisk together. In another bowl, combine the egg, yogurt, brown sugar, oil and vanilla. Stir to combine. Add to flour mixture. Add the mashed bananas and halved cherries.

Divide the batter. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until browned. Let cool in the pan about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
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