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Banana and Peanut Butter Muffins

Posted by Supper Club Monday, 25th January 2016

From a young age you may have been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gives you all of the essential nutrients and energy that you need to get you through the day, getting your metabolism working and ensuring that you can stay focussed on your lessons or your day at work.

Despite this, research suggests that around 45% of people either skip breakfast or have something to eat in the middle of the morning once they arrive at work or when they get a brief break from school lessons. 58% said that it’s as simple as they just can’t face eating early in the morning.

 

One of the main reasons why people choose to skip breakfast is down to their hectic schedule. Some like to go to the gym before work, others have to get the kids ready for school and that means they have barely enough time to get themselves  ready for work as it is. Throw in the school run itself and the traffic on the morning commute and it’s easy to see why so many don’t eat breakfast before heading out.

 

It has been proven that those who do skip breakfast are often left feeling run-down and without energy, unhappy and struggling to concentrate. If this sounds like you then what better time than National Breakfast Week, when you may already be attempting to achieve a healthier lifestyle shortly after the New Year, to start sitting down and eating before you leave the house.

 

National Breakfast Week runs from Sunday 24th January until Saturday 30th January, so if you fancy giving it a try then we’ve got a great recipe that you can make and then save and enjoy throughout the week – and it’s pretty healthy too with just 184 calories per portion.

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Banana and Peanut Butter Muffins

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serves – more than 10

 

Ingredients

  • 200g Self-Raising Flour
  • 25g Oats
  • 75g Light Brown Muscovado Sugar
  • 3 Bananas
  • 100g Crunchy Peanut Butter (or Smooth, depending on your personal preference)
  • 2 Medium Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 25g Melted Butter
  • 125ml Semi-Skimmed Milk

 

Method

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 200 degrees or gas mark 6 (fan ovens may vary). Line a muffin tin with muffin cases, ready for your mixture.
  2. Sift the flour into a large bowl and mix this together with your oats and the brown Muscovado sugar.
  3. In a different bowl mash the bananas and once smooth you can mix in the peanut butter, eggs, butter and semi-skimmed milk.
  4. Add the flour mixture and stir all of our ingredients together before using a dessert spoon to fill your muffin cases.
  5. Bake for around 20-minutes or until golden and leave to cool on a wire rack before serving

So there you have it. Quick, simple, low on calories and great tasting. If this doesn’t get you hungry in the morning, nothing will! 

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