Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Blueberry Banana Yogurt Muffins

Now that I am pregnant, I am diabetic once again. My blood sugar numbers are always out of whack first thing in the morning, so I found a breakfast that was safe and stuck with it. But after 20+ plus weeks, I have grown tired of eating the same thing every single morning for breakfast.

So I decided to find something else I could eat that wouldn't be too sugary. I normally love a big bowl of cereal in the morning so that was out. I decided to try my hand at muffins. But healthy, diabetic friendly muffins. I created these blueberry banana yogurt muffins. They contain healthy, whole ingredients like oats and blueberry yogurt and banana.

I added some spices to give it a hint of warmth. The yogurt gave the muffins a slight tang but imparted a strong blueberry flavor. The muffin was dense and moist and with a small glass of milk and some turkey sausage is a great start to the morning. Way better than an English muffin and cream cheese.

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 12 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/4 tablespoon ground nutmeg
1/4 tablespoon ground ginger
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2 cups mashed, ripe banana
4 ozs blueberry greek yogurt, I used Chobani 
2 beaten eggs
1/4 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla

~Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all dry ingredients thoroughly and set aside.

~In a separate bowl, combine all wet ingredients until well blended. Slowly mix in the dry mixture until well combined.

~Spray your muffin pans with nonstick spray. Using an ice cream scoop, fill each muffin cup 3/4 full and sprinkle with oats.

~Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 

recipe by:The Good Wife


RNmom said...

I didn't realize your daughter will be a big sister, congrats! Sorry to hear you have gestational diabetes, that stinks! Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!

The Good Wife said...

Thanks, RNmom! She is very excited to be a big sister.

-Nea said...

Looks yummy! Will make these this weekend and freeze for fast weekday brekkie. I am a looong time lurker (2+ yrs) that's where I found your blog. I cantvwSit to read through it all, the post titles look very much up my alley.
Not as good as your blog, but I'm trying lol

Wendy said...

how many cups of yogurt would 4oz be? thanks.

The Good Wife said...

4 oz is roughly 1/2 cup, Wendy.