Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Muffins ~ The classic chocolate and banana combination jazzed up with oatmeal and baked into the perfect breakfast muffin.Breakfasts are non-traditional in my household. I have no qualms eating steak for breakfast and pancakes for dinner. The other day Elizabeth stayed the night at her father’s house and when I asked her what she had for breakfast she replied “a hamburger.” That’s my girl.
Recently, Elizabeth discovered the joys of muffins. Yes, she’s nearly 6 and just now becoming acquainted with them. I don’t bake all that much (I know, shocking) so unless we’re traveling and eating breakfast at a hotel, she hasn’t has much exposure to them. Then we went and stayed at my best friend’s place for a weekend. She and her hubby were off on an adventure and I went and stayed with their teens. Darla left two very large packages of muffins. Elizabeth ate her weight in muffins in a sitting, or so it seemed. When the male teen polished off the packages after she had gone to bed, and discovered this in the morning, she was not too pleased with him. To calm her down, I had to promise her homemade muffins.
Well, it only took 2 months, but she finally got her homemade muffins! This batch made a dozen and she consumed 3 right off the bat with a large glass of Nesquik Chocolate Milk. It was impressive. By Monday morning, they were gone. Luckily these were meant to be breakfast; they were fortified with good stuff. They were made with oatmeal, Greek yogurt, bananas, and given their chocolatey sweetness from Nesquik. Fun and nutritious for her, a great way to get her day started off right.
Nesquik Chocolate Powder is loaded with stuff I was utterly unaware of. I just saw it as a delicious way to jazz up my boring milk, but it turns out Nesquik has, iron to help with growth and development, vitamin C to help support a healthy immune system, 3 essential B vitamins to help the body make and use energy, copper which is an essential mineral that is important for iron absorption and the formation of red blood cells, and manganese to support healthy bones. So basically I can feel good about letting Elizabeth drink it.
Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Muffins
- 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats; ground
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup Nesquik Chocolate Powder
- 1/2 tsp . salt
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 3 ripe bananas
Prepare a muffin pan by spraying with cooking spray or if using liners, spray the insides of those.
Grind the oatmeal in a food processor to desired fineness.
Pour the oatmeal flour into a large bowl.
Stir in the Nesquik, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
Mash the bananas in another bowl, once mashed; add in the yogurt and eggs.
Incorporate the banana mixture into the oat flour mixture and stir until combined.
Scoop batter into muffin pan and bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Serve and enjoy.
Will keep for a few days in an air-tight container.
These are not overly sweet. Add honey or sugar to taste if desired.
While Nesquik is a great enhancement for your milk, it is an even better ingredient for quick and easy breakfast recipes, muffins, pancakes, waffles; the possibilities are endless. For more inspiration, check out Pinterest and YouTube pages