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This year - I am trying to do better with what I stock in my pantry and fridge.

Less of the chips, cookies and sodas ;  more fruit, nuts and overall health-ish stuff. One of the biggest hurdles in health-ish eating for me is getting hungry and not having anything remotely healthy to eat - so I go to the chips and cookies and just down the rabbit hole of unhealthy stuff.

I made these banana granola muffins to have as a healthy-ish alternative to the cookies for when  the hungers pangs hit and between the hunger pangs hitting and deciding what to make for dinner. It's got bananas, granola and greek yougurt - that is healthy-ish , right ?

They have also become a great breakfast alternative on days I a running late. I make a batch on the weekend, pop it in a zip lock back and refrigerate. On those longer days (like the one I had this week), It's come in as a great dinner alternative. I pop one of this in the microwave for a few seconds with a cup of tea and I am set for dinner.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour, all flour
  • ¾ tsp baking powder 
  • ¾ tsp baking soda 
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 5 tbs butter, melted
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup greek yogurt or plain nonfat yogurt 
  • ½ tsp of vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup granola
  • 2 large egg

How to

Preheat oven to 350 F

Sift flour, baking powder, and baking soda into a mixing bowl. Add in sugar, vanilla extract, melted butter and egg.  Mix together.

Then add in milk, yogurt and granola in thirds -  fold in ¼ cup of granola into mixture, then ¼ cup milk, then another ¼ cup granola, greek yogurt and the remainder granola.

Let the mixture rest for about 10 minutes. Then scoop into muffin pan and bake for 15 to 18 minutes. 

10 to 12 muffins / 30 minutes