Banana Oatmeal Muffins


I had a few bananas going bad so I decided to make these muffins instead of tossing them.  I’m not a real fan of bananas but I buy them and try to eat them regularly.

These muffins are very good!  If you don’t have whole wheat flour, just use all purpose.  I used white wheat which I use pretty often and like better than whole wheat.  My recipe says to use rolled oats which I don’t even know what those are so I used old fashioned oats with great results so maybe they are the same thing.

Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Banana Oatmeal Muffins

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup old fashioned oats
2 tsps baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon ~ I used about 3/4 tsp
1 egg
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil ~ I left his out because I forgot to add it
1 cup plain yogurt
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup ripe bananas, mashed ~ about 3 bananas

Combine the flours and next four ingredients in a large bowl and set aside. Combine the rest of the ingredients in another bowl and then add to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not overmix or muffins will be tough.

Spray muffin tins with Pam or use paper liners and fill 3/4s full.  I give paper liners a little spray, too, so they muffin won’t stick.

Bake at 375º for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle of one muffin comes out clean.

Makes 12 muffins.

Source:  Gold’n Delicious

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Creamy Orange Fruit Salad


I love fruit salad of any kind but in the winter it can be hard (and expensive) to find enough fresh fruit for a nice salad.  I like this recipe because it uses canned fruit and bananas and apples which I can get all year round.

This salad is very easy to make and it makes quite a bit and keeps for a few days in the refrigerator or until the bananas start to turn brown.  When I made it, I had lots of creamy part and actually did not use all of it so I think it would be safe to say that doubling up on your favorite fruits would be fine but don’t be surprised if you have too much creamy part.

The recipe came from Allrecipes.

Creamy Orange Fruit Salad


1 (20 oz) can pineapple tidbits, drained
1 (16 oz) can peach slices, drained
1 (11 oz) can mandarin oranges, drained
2 bananas, sliced
1 apple, chopped
1 small box instant vanilla pudding (I used sugar free)
1 1/2 cups milk
1/3 cup orange juice concentrate, defrosted
3/4 cup sour cream

In a large bowl, combine the fruits and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, beat pudding mix, milk and orange juice concentrate for 2 minutes. Add sour cream and mix well.

Spoon mixture over the fruit and toss gently making sure all the fruit is coated.

Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

Makes 8-10 servings

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