Friday, August 10, 2012

Skippy's Half the Calorie Damn Near No Sodium They May be Gluten Free Oatmeal Banana Yogurt Muffins

Oh and they're tasty good too. :D

We've been home for a few and since I have been thinking of y'all I thought I would share a recipe made especially for all y'all in the pond.
I had all the ingredients hanging around and the mix of flavors sounded good to me - so I went in search of possibilities.  Taking an idea here and a hint there I came up with these:
They are 97 calories if you make a dozen or 146 calories if you make 8 larger size.  Best part [for me]? 15/22 mg sodium per. SCORE!
As for being gluten free [maybe Juli can help us out here :) Jules?] They are made with oatmeal - and no flours.  Now there is a debate about whether oatmeal is considered to have gluten or if it can be tolerated by some celiacs - I don't know, but I am trying to learn more.
Besides being good for you and tasting yummy - they couldn't be easier to make.  And I am all about easy in the mornings, especially when I am craving something warm and sweet for breakfast.  You can't go wrong with these puppies, I swear.

Skippy's Half the Calories* Damn Near No Sodium They Could Be Gluten Free Banana Oatmeal Yogurt Muffins
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Use cooking spray to generously grease 12 serving muffin pan. Do not use paper liners. Tried that, didn't work out. heehee

Into your blender [in this order] put:
1 single serving container of plain Greek yogurt [any kind will do, I am sure - this is what I had]
2 medium eggs [can use larger, but it adds calories and sodium]
2 medium bananas, broken up
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup sweetener [I used Nevella, but you can use regular sugar -still, more calories - or honey
1 1/2 tsp baking powder [I used sodium free]
1/2 rounded tsp baking soda [again, I used sodium free]
1 rounded tsp cinnamon
2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats 
Make sure all the liquids are in the bottom so your blender doesn't have to work so hard.  Hit the mix button and process until well combined.  You might have to use a spoon to help incorporate the dry ingredients down into the wet. Make sure you turn off your blender if you do this.  When everything is wet go up to the puree setting and go until the oatmeal mixture is completely smooth.
Divide between 8 or 12 muffin cups and bake 17 -20 mins depending on your oven.  Done when golden brown and toothpick comes out clean.

Serve with Polaner [or similar] all fruit spread for no more added sodium goodness. :D  Notice that plate only has 7?  Yeah. That.  It is now down to 4.  The family was hungry this morning what can I say?

Calories for 12:  97  8:  146
Sodium for  8  :  15  8:    22
*Regular banana muffins have 280 calories and the sodium count just makes me weep.

You can add 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, which I definitely will next time - but adjust the calories accordingly. I think it adds around 25 calories per muffin.

It's been a heck of a long week, but it was so nice to come home and read your comments.  Honestly Tadpoles, thank you so much for the good thoughts - but I promise to 'splain myself better before I go so y'all don't worry.  I miss you y'all and now I think I have a weeks worth of reading to get into before we leave again bright and early tomorrow morning. [There will be a end to all of this right? RIGHT?]
This time tho' I know that I will be back by Monday.  I promise. :D

Now, go make muffins. You know you want to. heehee
See ya' on the flipside. Or Monday - whichever comes first.
xoxo Skippy


life in the mom lane said...

I am definitely going to try this recipe this weekend- that is if my house gets back to some semblance of normal with the new flooring being installed! *sending hugs and prayers your way* :)

colenic said...

YAY!! I love seeing you on my blog role when I don't expect it.
These sound like something hubby would like...might need to try them...although I have blueberry muffins calling my name for tomorrow...
Hugs, love and positive thoughts to you!!

Jeannie said...

They do look yummy! I love oatmeal so I'll have to try them one day. I went and bought those monstrous cakes of muffins they sell at Costco. I refuse to even look at the calories those are. I do not eat a whole one. Still, they will have to be gone before I bake anything more. I was weak.

Good to see you back at it. I've missed you.

Unknown said...

Welcome home - I missed reading your daily blog while you were gone.

ellen abbott said...

happy to see you. I was a little worried.

Carolyn said...

Welcome back. And thanks for another recipe to add to my waistline there Satan! :) Yes, I know they're "good" for you.......except that I'll just end up eating four or five of them. Oh well.

Southhamsdarling said...

Hi there Skippy. It certainly was good to see you here again today. I love it that, no matter what you may be going through, you still think about us undeserving tadpoles, and manage to make us smile, like when you told us to turn off the blender before stirring the dry ingredients into the wet. For some reason, I thought that was really funny, and could imagine this blender hurtling round the kitchen if we didn't turn it off first!! I know, I'm just silly!! :) Look forward to seeing you again on Monday, and I really do hope that things aren't TOO awful for you at the moment. Please know that we are all thinking of you and wishing you well. Hugs my lovely friend.

Anonymous said...

Excellent stats on those muffins! Glad to "hear" your voice Skip! Enjoy your weekend.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Sounds yummy. When I'm sitting at the kitchen table stuffing them into my mouth, I'll keep telling myself, "These are good for me, these are good for me ..." (Gee, think they'll even be "gooder" for me if I add a big dollop of peanut butter to the batter?)

I hope you have a good weekend. 12:34

SkippyMom said...

Everyone thinks bacon makes everything taste better. Nope. I am of the school that PEANUT BUTTER is the key. So I heartedly agree Susan that peanut is a great choice for this - and I actually have real peanut butter that is sodium free - so bonus! :D

If you need me I will be in my kitchen slathering one of those muffins in peanut butter. giggle

Juli said...

These look FANTASTIC! As long as the oats are steel cut they should be okay for most Celiacs depending on tolerance. I have no issue with oatmeal. Wheat, barley and rye are the kiss of death for me though. Most of us are educated on what we can tolerate anyways because it is so person specific. (Youngest can not have oats) Perhaps when the weather cools down a bit I will fire up the oven!

Unknown said...

Oh these looks yummy, will definitely have to try them out some day soon. I love muffins.
I am a little bit afraid to eat peanut butter though, because I have an allergy against Nuts.
It's a pain because I know they are so tasty, but don't dare to try them too much.
They're also good for you.
Have a lovely Weekend!