Friday, September 7, 2012
Banana Oat Bran Peanut Butter Chip Muffins
Um, I have to come clean with something. Kind of funny, actually, but at the same time, EXTREMELY embarrassing!!
I lied. Plain and simple. I didn't do it on purpose, but I do need to let you know the information in the following paragraph is COMPLETELY and utterly INCORRECT!
I remember being SO very exhausted after that bike ride to get breakfast with my hubby that it FELT, yes, FELT like we rode for 20 miles when in all actuality, it was only, um...*hanging head in embarrassment*, a mere 8.43 miles.
See, I remember typing and thinking that I wanted to say it FELT like we rode for 20 miles going up and down those hills because my body hurt all over so very much, but I guess I left that part out.
Must've gotten side tracked or something. And I was tired. Very, very tired.
I'm not making excuses, I'm just telling you what happened. I guess I was "not all there" when I wrote this post. And I certainly wasn't coherent when I edited it or else I probably would have caught it. Maybe.
I just had to come clean.
Up to this point, I've been nothing but honest and I certainly don't want to go and ruin my reputation now! I could have kept it and let you all think I'm a super duper bike rider and so into fitness that my body just completely radiates health because I'm so buff, and have the legs of a triathlete, but that is FAR from the truth.
So, I've been humbled and I admit my fault.
It was first brought to my attention when I was talking to my aunt last night on the phone and she asked me about it. I told her no, that it only felt like 20 miles and that was what I wrote. She insisted otherwise.
After I got off the phone, I forgot all about it and didn't check the post.
Then Nettie from Moore or Less Cooking commented on it when she shared the picture of the muffins after I'd shared them at her Sunday Potluck on her FB page, reminding me that I'd forgotten to check last night.
So there was really no way out but to fess up, y'all.
I'm just leaving the post as is with this amendment.
I'm a woman of few words tonight, folks.
I'm tired even after my *ahem* three hour nap.
Yeah, life is tough.
A 20 mile bike ride to get some breakfast with the hubby, up and down some pretty rough hills just wiped me out.
And this is productive as I get today.
I still have dishes in the sink that are waiting to be done and THEN I'll be off to bed.
Make these muffins in the morning.
They're yummy and they'll make your body happy.
Because you're here.
I thank you and I love you.
You. Complete. Me.
I adapted this recipe from my Fannie Farmer Cookbook ~ Thirteenth Edition.
Ok, I've attempted to "fix" some things in the recipe in the way of spacing, but everytime I go to fix it, things get worse, so I'm not messing with anything else. My apologies for the format.
Banana Oat Bran Peanut Butter Chip Muffins - makes about 18
1 cup peanut butter chips
1 teaspoon flour
2 cups oat bran
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 cup mashed banana (I used two bananas)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Prepare a 12-cup muffin tin (and 6-cup tin, if you have it. Otherwise, re-use the current pan, clean and grease again. Fill the unused muffin cups halfway with water to ensure that the muffins will cook evenly.)
In a small bowl, toss the peanut butter chips with the teaspoon of flour. This will help prevent the chips from sinking to the bottom. Do this, too, when baking with fruits and berries!
In a large bowl, whisk together oat bran, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
In a medium bowl, mix together milk, egg whites, canola oil and mashed banana.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until just combined.
Fold in floured peanut butter chips.
Spoon into prepared muffin cups, filling them about two-thirds full.
Bake for 15-17 minutes, until the tops are slightly golden.
I rate everything I make on a scale of 1-4 with 4 being the best and these Banana Oat Bran Peanut Butter Chip Muffins earned 3 1/2 rolling pins.
They were delicious with the oat bran and banana and made me feel like I was eating something REALLY healthy!
I like that.
Then the peanut butter chips...
Oh, be STILL my heart!
They were such the perfect touch to complete the muffins.
Peanut butter and banana, it's a winner.
A match made in heaven.
A marriage that was meant to be.
I think Elvis would agree.
I give you BIG baking hugs and muffins!!