It was a couple of weeks ago, I asked on Ahaar's Facebook page ideas for a weekend breakfast. I got a variety of suggestions, from poha, to crepes, to cupcakes.
I started with cupcakes idea but settled on muffins for breakfast because Lil A is not very fond of icing.
I got the recipe from here and then tweaked it for my needs. I added almonds and colorful cheerios instead of oats and walnuts. I also reduced the amount to 1/2, eyeballing it for most parts. The muffins came out quite well. When I was baking, the sweet and fresh smell of the oranges permeated through the kitchen. And when they were ready to eat, the orange smell combined with the softness from the banana made it a treat.
Lil A had one for his snack as soon as I took the muffins out from the oven and that tells me it was a success!
Serving: - 6-8 muffins
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tbspoon grated orange zest
2 tbspoon vegetable oil
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 1 banana)
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup colorful cheerios (roughly chopped in blender)
1 cup whole wheat flour
handful almonds roughly chopped
2 tspoon baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Combine eggs and sugar in a bowl till fluffy. Then add the orange juice and zest. Now add the vegetable oil, bananas and honey and stir till everything mixes well.
In a separate bowl, combine brown sugar, ground cheerios, flour, baking powder, salt and nuts. Add the solids to the liquid ingredients slowly till it all mixes well together.
Spray muffin cups with non-stick spray and fill 3/4 full.
Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and the toothpick comes out clean.