I am not a good baker. I’m just not. My mom and grandma are good cooks, but never baked. I have honestly been known to mess up Break n’ Bake cookies (it’s happened). Baking is very precise. And when I cook, I tend to “eyeball” recipes. I am not one to stick to an exact game plan. But with baking, you really have to stick to a set recipe or it won’t work out. And I would definitely know.
I always want to be able to bake and one day bake with my kids. It just seems like the “domestic” thing to do, right? Well, honestly, it’s not going to happen in my house. I’m terrible at it and really don’t enjoy it. Whereas I do enjoy cooking. So sorry in advance to my kids one day, but I won’t be contributing to any school bake sales.
Honestly, I’ve tried to find VERY simple baking recipes on google or instagram, but they all still seem to involve baking soda, baking powder, ground chia seeds, lemon zest and the list goes on (how is that simple?). I don’t have any of that in my kitchen and I don’t feel like buying it. So that’s the end of that.
Fast forward to about a month ago, I was in the grocery store and saw muffin tins on sale. I LOVE muffins, but attempting to make them would be a disaster. Anyway, I got the muffin tins (just for fun), got home and looked at what I had in my cabinet. Again, I did not have any of the items you would typically need to make a functional baked good. But those of you who know me, know that once I get an idea in my head, it doesn’t go away so fast. So I looked around a bit more until I got a GENIUS idea (well it turned out to be genius, but could have also been a mess).
3-ingredient banana muffins:
- 1 banana (mashed)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup of oats
- Optional: pinch of milk or vanilla soy milk, chocolate chips
- Directions: combine all ingredients in a bowl, scoop into muffin tins, bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until the edges are brown
- Makes 5-6 mini muffins
- Allow to cool for 5 minutes and enjoy!
These muffins are high in fiber and protein so they are actually filling, unlike other desserts where you just keep going back for more. And they are low in calories; just be mindful of the amount of chocolate chips you put in. I have gotten AMAZING feedback on these, except from my dad who “does not like the combination of bananas and chocolate,” which is the strangest thing I’ve ever heard. But other than that, no complaints!
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