*Updated (for chocoholics)
I’m a sucker for quick and easy make-ahead breakfast items. Mostly because I’m always trying to get Blair to eat breakfast, and also because I’m sort of lazy. I also needed to use some verrrrry ripe bananas and am currently obsessed with PB2 (with chocolate!), so a star was born in the kitchen this morning.
Last night, Blair and I checked out Wine Loft Richmond for date night, and to do some research for our rehearsal dinner. It was a smashing success – amazing atmosphere, great wine, and fantastic food.
This morning, we slept in (until 8:30am!) and made some yummy greek yogurt pancakes (recipe coming soon!) Blair had to run some errands, so after doing a quick cleanup of the house, I got to Googling. Like I said, I had some verrrry ripe bananas that needed used ASAP. I found a super easy recipe for oatmeal banana breakfast muffins from C&E that is endlessly adaptable and whips up in a jiffy.
The original recipe that these can be frozen and reheated to make them last longer and still taste great. C&E topped some of their muffins with Nutella. Yum!
Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins
Yield 18 muffins. Adapted from C&E.
– 3 very ripe bananas
– 1 cup fat free greek yogurt
– 2 eggs
– 1/2 cup Splenda
– 1/4 cup sugar
– 2 tablespoons powdered peanut butter (PB2)
– *1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)
– 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
– 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
– 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line muffin tin with foil liners. Place all ingredients (except oats) in a blender or food processor and blend until combined. Add oats, 1 cup at a time, until the mixture is smooth. Pour 1/4 cup of batter into each muffin well. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until lightly browned, and a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Reheat in microwave before enjoying. Yum!
I’ve been making these weekly for about a month for a quick breakfast treat! The past few weeks I’ve added 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder to the mix for a breakfast shot of chocolate. They’re even better now! 🙂
Do you have a quick and easy breakfast recipe to share?
Blair loves these savory sundried tomato and cottage cheese muffins.