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Chocolate Banana Oat Muffins

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Lately, I’ve been going bananas! (Over bananas)

Gosh, it’s quite an obsession. I can’t get it out of my head (or my taste buds).

Asked the husband to get me a bunch on Monday and it was over by Wednesday! So I sent out for some more. Another bunch arrived the day before and since I don’t have one of those contraptions you hang em on so they don’t spoil, they were gonna get rotten! Those poor darlings were going to end up in the bin! Personally, just between the two of us, I like to think of my tummy as their little heaven. I mean that’s what they were meant for.

Plus the husband (and I a little) has had a bit of a growth spurt. Horizontally!

I’ve been trying to get him to eat healthy forever. Never seems to work. Even tried pulao with mixed grains (basmati/brown basmati) last night. It just ended up crunchy (just a little) L and who on earth is going to enjoy a pulao that goes ‘mmmmmmmm…crunch crunch’ in your mouth. Also, there is going to be a BIG FAT Indian wedding (his cousin) in November and that just might get my weighing scale broken L

Things do look glum and it does feel like there isn’t much hope of us ever getting back to what we looked like before we got married. This, I told myself was my last n I mean laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaast attempt at making him (and of course let’s not forget me) something healthy. So I did my new fab tummy workout (I’ll let you know if it’s for real) and headed straight for the kitchen. I was a woman on a mission (barking orders basically as my help was running around J).

I got the ingredients and in the blender they went and then my blender broke L

Upon closer inspection however, I found that the safety switch had tripped. Very fixable problem. So it was blend blend blend again and straight into the muffin cases and the oven.

What came out of the oven changed me. I will never be the same person again. I just can’t.

(This does not mean I’m giving up on making sinful food. I will make it and eat it and feed it to people. I’m just saying I believe healthy can be yummy too.)

Fresh out of the oven and this is what they looked like.

And in case you decide to give it a try, I’m writing down the recipe for you.

Makes : 12 medium muffins

Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ cups Kellogg’s oats (you could just use 2 ¼ if you don’t want them too chewy. I would totally suggest it)
  • 1 cup Hung curd (thick)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Bananas
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ tsp Baking powder
  • ½ tsp Baking soda

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 200⁰C
  • In a blender or food processor, powder the oats to sand like consistency. Then add the other dry ingredients (sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda) and whizz again so it’s all mixed well.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the hung curd, milk and eggs.
  • Slice the bananas into little pieces and put into the blender along with the wet ingredients.
  • Process this in the blender till u have a smooth batter (it’ll take you a while and you’ll have to stir it with a spoon a few times).
  • Pour into the muffin tin or silicone muffin moulds (do not use paper covers as they stick and are hard to get of no-flour muffins).
  • Pop them into the oven for 20 minutes (I used the convection setting on my microwave so it might take a little less time in an OTG or vice versa. You’ll just have to find out for yourself).

Eat them fresh out of the oven or you could reheat and eat. They’re best enjoyed warm J

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