Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Hemp Seed Muffins


I was up at 5am today.  Early enough that I finished two cups of coffee before the sun even came up.  Usually, I'm hitting the snooze button at 6am, sometimes even at 6:30am... playing the can-I-still-get-ready-and-get-lunches-packed-in-less-than-an-hour game with myself every time I whack the alarm clock.

I am not a morning person.


But this morning I was on a mission.  Evenings have been busy since school and hockey have started back up.  We spent most of the weekend at a hockey tournament, and even though I was patting myself on the pack for getting the laundry done, the much needed trip to the grocery store didn't happen.  Instead we were picking up milk, bread, bananas, juice, hot dogs, and pizza on our way back and forth to the tournament.


Last night, after spending the evening back at the rink, I realized there wasn't a bagel or slice of bread left in the house.  No cold cuts, no cream cheese.  The staples required to feed my sandwich and bagel loving crew were gone, and I was too tired to do anything about it.  So I did what I've done many times before.  I set my bread maker on time delay, and got busy making pizza buns bright and early this morning.


Of course, there weren't any granola bars left either...just three empty boxes sitting in the cupboard masquerading as granola bars.  So while the pizza buns were rising, a quick batch of muffins took shape.


Over-ripe bananas, oatmeal, chocolate.... and hemp seeds.  I sort of  felt like I was cheating on my beloved chia seeds when I threw them in, but these are some healthy little seeds, and they made me feel a whole lot better about the pizza and hot dogs.

 


Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Hemp Seed Muffins

Ingredients
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup hemp seeds
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 ripe bananas - mashed
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375°F and line a muffin tin with 12 baking cups.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together oats, hemp seeds, yogurt and milk. Set aside to soak for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk together remaining dry ingredients in a small bowl: flour through nutmeg.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together mashed bananas with oil and egg. Add to the soaking oat mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until just barely combined.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Do not overmix or you’ll end up with tough, dry muffins.
  6. Scoop batter evenly into 12 lined muffin tins, filling each to about 3/4 full. Bake until toothpick comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
This made 18 small muffins.  I should have doubled the recipe!

Click here to go to my Pizza Buns recipe:


And if you're looking for another chocolatey oatmeal muffin, try this one.  It has pumpkin, flax, and chia seeds:








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45 comments:

  1. Goodness, you were busy! They look yummy and healthy though. I would like a bread maker!

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    1. That bread maker is a work horse...although I've been using it more for dough lately than actual loaves of bread!

      Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. It all looks so good! Tonight I made onion dill muffins. And yay for hockey season starting again!

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    1. Thanks Debra.... onion dill muffins...now those sound really good!

      So glad we have hockey to look forward to now, it takes the sting out of the end of summer :)

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  3. Wonderful for breakfast. Catherine

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  4. OMGosh I'm loving this recipe! thanks for stopping by :)

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  5. I'm not a morning person, either, but these muffins might just tempt me to get out of bed. I love that they are healthy, but look so delicious. Thanks so much for the recipe. Pinning now!

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    1. Thank you Heather, and thanks for pinning!

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  6. You remind me of a commercial I once saw for the military - we do more before 8am than most people do all day. It all looks good. I wouldn't have a clue where to get hemp.

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    1. I promise you, it wasn't a typical day for me :)

      I bought my bag of hemp seeds at Costco... I've seen them at Trader Joe's too.

      Thanks for visiting!

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    2. Rhonda, I just noticed that you're in New Zealand...so I'm not really sure where you could find hemp seeds there. You could just as easily use chia seeds or flax seeds instead :)

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  7. hemp seed...what???? I'm still laughing...sorry but can't help but snicker bout you using hemp seed, when I saw this recipe at G'day I immediately had to pop over here and check to see if I read this right, you have tickled me for sure, thanks for the laugh....round these parts(southeast Georgia-states side) hemp is not regular used in cooking... :) ....I'm new following...and I'm here to say..G'DAY!!!

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    1. Now I'm laughing!! I promise that baking with hemp seeds is not at all like baking up a batch of hash brownies...and they're great in smoothies too! I bought mine at Costco, but I'm betting that Trader Joe's sells them too :)

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  8. Yum! Sounds and looks delicious for a cool Fall day and a great healthy treat for the kids when they come home from school Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pin & twitt.

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    1. Thanks Marla, so glad you popped by...and thank you for pinning & tweeting!

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  9. Thanks for sharing these fabulous recipes, so tempted to have a go...

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    1. Thanks Izzie, I hope you try them...thanks for stopping by!

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  10. These look really tasty! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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    1. Thanks Jess, and thanks for hosting :)

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  11. Chocolate is my middle name, so how can i not love these muffins! Again, thanks for coming and linking up at The Weekend Social. All posts get pinned in our pinterest board! Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on culinaryflavors.gr ! I hope to see you there!

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    1. And these are so chocolatey! Thanks for stopping by Katerina!!

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  12. We will just love these muffins and can't wait to try them. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  13. It all looks delicious. Thanks for sharing with Adorned From Above's Link Party. Have a great week.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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  14. Wow! You were on a mission! It all looks great. Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made!

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  15. I'm not a morning person either. I think it's wonderful that you put these muffins together using what you had on hand. Thanks for sharing with Creative Spark Link Party.
    Glenna @ My Paper Craze

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  16. These muffins looks great! Love the healthy ingredients! Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party!

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  17. Thank you so much for sharing these great muffins at the Twirl & Take a Bow Party! Have an awesome week!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  18. I need to try these hemp seeds! Yum! Thanks for linking up with show stopper saturday!

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  19. Wow you really were on a mission. Pizza buns and banana muffins?! Can I live in your house??? lol

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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  20. Sounds like a yummy and moist muffin. I've been making lots of muffins too since school started. It's a great quick breakfast on the run :-) Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

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  21. I'm laughing here b/c I play that alarm clock game too.
    These muffins look deliciously moist. I like oats and chocolate together. But, really, I'm not going to turn down anything chocolate. Ha!
    Thank you for stopping by and linking, Jenn. I'm in awe of how much you got done so early. I can barely function enough to speak first thing in the morning!

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  22. I love chocolate and these little cuties are right up my alley! Thanks for coming and linking up at The Weekend Social. All posts get pinned on our pinterest board! Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on culinaryflavors.gr! I hope to see you there!

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  23. Oooh these look amazing! And so easy to make! And good on you for waking up early and making all these for your crew... you are an awesome mom!! Thank you for linking up to Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays. I will be pinning this to my own personal muffin board as well as the Tasty Tuesdays board. I would love to have you link up again this week!

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  24. Sounds like a good start to any morning! I haven't tried cooking with hemp seeds yet but I'm interested to give it a go. Thanks for linking up to The DIY'ers!

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  25. Looks like you had a very busy weekend :-) (And I'm not a morning person either!) Your Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Hemp Seed Muffins look like the perfect balance of healthy and seriously tasty! Thank you for sharing them with us at the Hearth and Soul hop, Jenn. Pinned :-)

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  26. These look so good! I can't wait to try them! Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday! I have pinned this to our Pinterest board!

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  27. Cannot wait to try these! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  28. Those look SOOOOOOOOOOOO good! I can almost smell the bananas and the chocolate. Thanks for linking up with us at #FoodieFridays!

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  29. Those muffins sound wonderful and look lovely and rich in chocolate flavour. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

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  30. This looks so good! I'm drooling right now. Pinned. We had so much fun partying with you at our last party. We hope to see you tonight's party at 7 pm. We love to see what you have been working on! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  31. Thank you, Jen. These are absolutely delicious. I added extra cocoa and will definitely be making them again – very more-ish!

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  32. These looks sooo good! I need to get some hemp seeds. I keep wanting to try them, but I am such a huge chia seed fan, I haven't yet. Pinning this for later :) I normally wake up around 5am every morning just because...I am a huge morning person! People hate being around me at that time because I am so chipper! Stopping my from Healthy Living Link, have a great day!

    Alexis @ www.chemistrycachet.com

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  33. Thanks for sharing on the Healthy Living Link Party. It has been pinned to our Pinterest board and posted on twitter.

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