October 8, 2010 in breakfast
The best thing about being a part of a blogging group is trying things that normally you wouldn’t. Like this bread (err… muffins) which was chosen by Melynda as this week’s Light Bites recipe. I like my quick bread’s light and airy with a good bit of butter so I would have never chosen a muffin whose name itself screams ‘I’m dense and heavy and contain nothing bad for you at all!’
Okay, so I might be exaggerating a little. It does have sugar in it. And vegetable oil. It also calls for all white flour which I thought was weird. It just seems like the kind of recipe that would call for at least half whole wheat.
I did make changes, obviously. I made 12 muffins and 1 mini loaf; baked the muffins for between 20 and 25 minutes (I don’t own a timer, gah!) and the loaf for about 35. I also used applesauce in place of the vegetable oil. That trick worked fine here. You can’t taste the apple and it didn’t do anything weird to the texture.
As I expected, they are very dense but I imagine that means they would keep you full for quite awhile. The flavor is great, of course. Banana and oatmeal always work well together. Add cinnamon to the party and well, it doesn’t get much better than that.
I’m posting the original recipe below since Melynda just welcomed baby #3 into her family and is probably too busy for silly things like blogging! Congrats again Melynda!