Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Holy crap...The wedding is in less than 3 weeks!

I'm getting into details like -- will the shawl match the tie?

Verdict: No -- bought a new tie.

The food tester extraordinaire (a.k.a Giz...a.k.a Mom) has settled on recipes for the cake and cupcakes.

The larger vases of flowers will be a combination somewhat this (albeit different colours entirely)

I still have a list of things to do that is stressing me out. Plus, R has won a battle - which means that we're going to New York for the weekend (the battle was that I didn't want to go and he did). Not exactly the best timing, if you ask me. But it'll be fun.

In the meantime - here are some muffins I made. Cooking and baking has been pretty minimal for me lately.

The most exciting part of the recipe was that I got to use my new toy. Thanks Giz!

Banana Oatmeal Muffins
Yield: 1 dozen large muffins

* pure oat products

1 1⁄4 cup Rolled oats * 300 ml
1⁄2 cup Yogurt, plain 125 ml
1⁄2 cup Milk, low fat 125 ml
1⁄2 cup Brown sugar 125 ml
1⁄3 cup Oil, sunflower 75 ml
2 Bananas, large, ripe, mashed 2
1 Egg, large, lightly beaten 1
1 1⁄2 cup Oat flour * 375 ml
1⁄2 tsp Cinnamon 7 ml
1⁄2 tsp Nutmeg 7 ml
1⁄2 tsp Salt 7 ml
2 tsp Baking powder 10 ml
1 tsp Baking soda 5 ml

In a bowl mix together rolled oats, yogurt and milk. Let soak for 10 minutes.

Mix oat flour, salt, spices, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl.

Add brown sugar, mashed banana, egg and oil to rolled oats mixture. Mix well.

Add dry ingredients to the rolled oats mixture. I also added raisins or chocolate chips to the muffins. Mix well. Fill greased or paper lined muffin cups 2⁄3 full. Bake for approximately 20 minutes.

Bake at 400 F for 20 minutes.



Julia said...

oooh, nice gift!!! I'm excited to see what other wonderful things come of it.

And if you ask me, the shawl and tie do match ;)

kat said...

My parents gave us one of those for our wedding too & we love it! Enjoy New York look at is as a nice break. We went to Yosemite for a long weekend before our wedding & it was such a nice chance to get away.

Dharm said...

Great Gift!! I got a Kenwood for my 40th - not quite the same as a Wedding gift though!! I agree too that the tie and shawl DO match! But what do I know... I'm just a man....

Bellini Valli said...

Always looking for new ways to use bananas. You will soon be the big plan for a stress free day.....delegate.

Elra said...

Beautiful new toy you have there. Are we going to see lot more whisking recipe in the future?

How exciting that your wedding is coming soon, hope to see tons of photos.

Your muffins sounds delicious.

OhioMom said...

These look so much better than the plain little banana I sliced in my cereal this morning ... I would have loved one with my coffee.

Love that flower arrangement ... :)

You will absolutely love the Kitchenaid, I keep mine right on the countertop, could not imagine not having it for those marathon bakes, and the dough hook is a life saver when mixing up bread dough. Great gift Giz!

RecipeGirl said...

3 weeks??? Yayyyy! I hope you love your new toy. I use my KA mixer for just about everything. SO handy!

That Girl said...

I have the exact KA! TWINSIES!

Hopie said...

I was just making oatmeal muffins before reading blogs and here's another recipe I'm going to have to try! (I was making maple-oat but I have yet to taste and see how they are.)

Don't worry, I'm sure everything that needs to get done for the wedding will! (Even if it seems a bit crazy.)

♥Rosie♥ said...

Oh wow less than 3 weeks until the wedding - the big day will soon be here :0)

I hope you will share some wedding pics with us ;0)

Your muffins sound and look delicious.

girlichef said...

Oh my must be so excited/insane! The shawl is so pretty :) And of course, banana in a bread/muffin, can't go wrong there!

Steph said...

ooo nice gift!! That the model I want. Now you can make all those cupcakes and cakes. This will come handy for frosting!!

Mrs. L said...

Nice new toy!

Bunny said...

great picture of these muffins! They look fantastic! So are the butterflies settling in yet??

Proud Italian Cook said...

How exciting for all of you! All your planning sounds wonderful. Love the KA, great gift, flowers are beautiful too. I'm always looking for great muffin recipes, I bookmarked these, thanks!

noble pig said...

Three weeks! OMG how crazy exciting! And those muffins are pretty nice too.

Emily said...

Wow! I bet you guys are going crazy around there!

The muffins look fanastic. I love bananas and oats together.

Adam said...

Ohhhh... so the shawl is supposed to match the tie? Good to know. Speaking of matching, why is the tux black and the dress white? That's opposites where I come from :)

Nice banana muffins. I like how they are made in a pinch, and probably might help you destress with the countdown starting. Good luck for the next 3 weeks.

Yeah and get off that couch :)

Grace said...

a new toy, hooray! i like how you broke it in--those are some hearty, healthy, and happy muffins.
now, as my grandmother says, enhance your calm! :)

Psychgrad said...

Kat - Yosemite seems like a more relaxing trip than NY.

Val - definitely delegation is the way to go. There will be several people tasked to make sure that Giz and I don't kill each other.

Bunny - on and off. Mainly just anxiety about the details at this point.

Adam - Are you messing with me? Actually my dress is more golden.

Beth said...

Amazingly enough, it will all get done in less than three weeks!
Take deep breaths...often... ;)

Melissa said...

I can't believe it's so close! I hope you're getting really excited and not just frazzled. :)

And nice toy. I still wish I had gotten one as a gift. Good on Giz.

Juliana said...

Like you love new toys...very nice! Your muffins look great! Very healthy as well. Great pictures! By the way, thank you so much for visiting my site.

Selba said...

The banana oatmeal muffins look so yummy!

Lori Lynn said...

Nice. New. Toy.

Dazy said...

Hey I too tried baking muffins and fairy cakes just after my exams got over. I go weak in the knees with a mention of muffins and cakes.

Senor Pablo said...

I'm seeking permission to use the photo for a charity recipe book in aid for Brunei Breast Cancer Support Group. Will give credit to photo from this book. Cheers.

Psychgrad said...

Yes -- you can use the photo for the stated purpose.