Becky’s Green Banana Oat Muffins (Low Salicylate and Sulphite Free!)

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When Becky told me she had made me some banana muffins, my heart gave a little tired sigh.  You see, when you can’t bake with eggs, you CAN bake with bananas as a substitute.  So at first everything tastes pretty good, but after a while, EVERYTHING baked starts tasting banana-y.  No bueno.
 
But this was master baker BECKY talking.  So I took a bite and was BLOWN AWAY.  I am ashamed to admit that these muffins were so addictive that I ate an entire batch in just TWO DAYS.  And no, I did not share!  These banana muffins have just a hint of banana flavor, and that note expertly balances out the warmth of the oats without overpowering it.  It turns out that by a happy accident, Becky used slightly UNDERRIPE bananas, resulting in the light flavoring and some nice banana bits for added texture.
 
I immediately begged her for the recipe through facebook messages, texts, and phone calls.  And when I learned that muffins freeze well, I was even more excited to get my hands on the secret ingredients!  This is a GREAT, HEALTHY go-to grabbable snack, which is really tough to find if you have problems with salicylates and sulphites.  Now these muffins are going to be my go-to for long car trips, MOPS breakfasts, and soccer games … not to mention my kids’ lunches! The possibilities are endless.  Enjoy!
 
Becky’s Green Banana Oat Muffins (Salicylate and Sulphite Free!)
 
Ingredients:
1 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
4 bananas, slightly under ripe
1 1/2 c greek yogurt
1 1/2 old fashioned rolled oats
1 tablespoon baking soda
2 cups whole wheat flour
 
In a large mixing bowl beat butter and sugar and until fluffy with a hand mixer. Add whole banana and mix with mixer until the banana is mostly smooth. (The same consistency as smashing with a fork, just easier :)) Stir in yogurt. Add remaining ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Spoon batter into lined muffin tins, about 2/3’s full. Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Makes approximately 30 muffins.
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