Banana-Flax Breakfast Muffins
Recipe from Vegetarian Times
These morning treats are a lot more healthful than they taste. Ground flaxseed gives them a slightly nutty flavor while providing a dose of omega-3s. If you can't find flaxseed meal, grind whole flaxseeds in a coffee grinder until powdered.
Yield: 12 muffins
see savings1 cuplow-fat buttermilk
see savings2 cupsbran cereal, such as Nature's Path SmartBran or Kellogg's Original All-Bran
see savings1/4 cupflaxseed meal or ground flaxseed
see savings4bananas, divided
see savings1 cupsugar
see savings1large egg
see savings1/4 cupcanola oil
see savings1 1/2 cupsall-purpose flour
see savings1 teaspoonbaking powder
see savings1/2 teaspoonbaking soda
see savings1/2 teaspoonground cinnamon
see savings1/4 teaspoonground nutmeg
see savings1/4 teaspoonsalt
Add 3 bananas to cereal mixture, and process until smooth. Add sugar, egg, and oil, and process until smooth.
Fill each muffin cup with 1/2 cup batter. Slice remaining banana into 1/2-inch-thick rounds, and place on tops of muffins. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until muffin tops are browned and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire racks.
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 252, Fat, total (g) 7, chol. (mg) 18, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 48, fiber (g) 5, sugar (g) 24, pro. (g) 5, sodium (mg) 201, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet