Last week I pulled together a really great flourless banana, walnut, poppyseed oaty muffin recipe. It was a little like blind leading the blind as I wasn’t sure what they would end up like.
The results were scrummy and are now on regular rotation in my kitchen. Sideline this with one of my smoothies (I love this one, this one or this one), grab a couple of muffins for breakkie and you have a perfect nourishing on-the-go feast that will keep you going until smoko or even lunch.
They are probably the simplest muffins I have ever made, where you throw in a bowl, stir, heat the oven, pop into muffin tins for 20 minutes, as simple as that. It also has no refined sugar, only sweetened with 1 tbsp of natural raw honey, it is optional to just use the ripe banana for sweetness (I might give that a go too).
These are great low GI mid morning snacks, protein pick-me-ups, perfect for kids lunch boxes and great for an arvo slump.
Why they are good for you:
Bananas are a good source of potassium (helps you keep alertness and prevents muscle fatigue – great for post workout) and fibre which also include tryptophan and B6 which can help with depression and anxiety and help you feel less stressed as well as helping you combat sleeplessness. This book is a great one for more foodie information.
Walnuts are unique among the nut varieties, they are fabulous for your brain (they also look like little brains) they contain large doses of alpha-linoleic acid, one of the two major types of omega 3 fatty acids. I can be known to help reduce inflammation and joint pain in the body.
Organic and free range eggs are a full protein that contain all essential amino acids, ideal to help your body replenish, nourish and heal your skin, tissues and muscles
Oats are fabulous slow release energy boosters and great to kickstart your day, they contain vitamin B’s which is known to help improve your mood, anxiety and PMS. A high level of soluble dietary fibre which is great for your circulation and for digestion.
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