I love oats. At least five of seven mornings, my breakfast consists of oatmeal with fruits, berries and (preferably) roasted nuts. Who doesn’t like a healthy, fruity, energy boosting breakfast to kick-start the day? That’s right.
For the past months and years, smoothies — especially green smoothies — have been the thing in the healthy living department. So I must make a little confession: I am not into smoothies. I like my fruits to eat bite by bite, not to drink sip by sip. And as for the “green” part in smoothies: Same here — I like my broccoli al dente.
When I found this recipe that I am about to share with you on Our Body Book — one of the best resources for delicious, nutritious recipes — it sounded so good, that I gave it a try, although it said “smoothie” in its title. And folks: I am so glad I did! It not only a nice variation of a tasty oatmeal breakfast, it is also such a great source of energy through the bananas, oats and spinach as main ingredients. The muffins are not only a smart option for breakfast but also as an afternoon snack before working out!
Green Oatmeat Muffins
- 2 ripe bananas (the riper, the sweeter)
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- a pinch sea salt
- 2 cups uncooked oats
- 2 1/2 cups spinach
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Mix all ingredients (f. ex. in a food processor) until fully blended.
- Portion out in between ten to twelve muffin holes.
- Sprinkle as much buckwheat on top of the muffins as desired.
- Bake for about 20 minutes.
You might see that my muffins did not exactly turn out to be green — that is because I mixed the ingredients by hand, not through the help of a food processor. If you do use a food processor, your muffins will turn out perfectly green in color!
Enjoy (with a cup of coffee)! 🙂
Do you have an ultimately healthy and yummy breakfast recipe that you’d like to share? I’d love to hear from you!
-your tiny woman in a giant world