To say that we've been in a breakfast rut at the Cobbs household would be an understatement. My normal breakfast - greek yogurt with fresh fruit, is great, but it's not always the easiest thing to grab when I'm rushing out the door in the morning. Additionally, Emma Grace has gotten quite picky about what she will eat, making it harder and harder to get her to eat nutritious food. So, after talking with a friend about how she makes muffins for her little ones, I decided to search pinterest and give the whole muffin thing a go. We tried these Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal muffins because of the healthy ingredients, and they surprised us with how tasty they were! We each had several and they will be our go-to breakfast this week for sure! Additionally, they're super easy to make. See the recipe below & feel free to leave any healthier substitution ideas you may have in the comments!
For all my mommies out there, do you have any go-to breakfast foods that are healthy and easy for your toddler?
1 and 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
3/4 cup of old fashioned oats
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup peanut butter
2 medium overripe bananas (~ 1 cup)
1 large egg
2/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 and 1/4 cups milk (I used 1%, but use whatever you have)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
- In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients and set aside.
- In another large bowl, smash the bananas and beat in the peanut butter and egg till well combined. Then add brown sugar, vanilla and milk and stir until blended.
- Add the mixed dry ingredients to the bowl containing the wet ingredients and stir. Batter will be a little thin and a little lumpy (See picture above).
- Fill prepared muffin cups with batter and bake for 15-18 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
- Allow muffins to cool for a few minutes before adding cinnamon sugar topping
xo - anna