Banana, Walnut & Ginger Breakfast Muffins

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There is something so homely for me about the flavour and smell of ginger, and also – ginger nut! I used to be a total fiend for Ginger Nut biscuits as a kid. That epic crunchy ginger vibe with a little honey kick – ooh! Recently, I was planning to make my Classic Banana Bread, but didn’t have quite enough of all the ingredients. So instead I decided to get creative, change the flavours around a little, and try a ginger nut muffin instead! The result? Delicious, an easy ‘grab and go’ breakfast or snack option, and most importantly, one I was keen to share with you all!

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Recipe (Makes 10 Muffins)

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 medium sized ripe bananas
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 50ml of milk of choice (I use Alpro)
  • 180g of oats, ground into flour
  • 50g of chopped walnuts

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Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C (fan oven). Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray or grease it with a little melted coconut oil.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl – oat flour, baking soda, cinnamon and ginger.
  3. Using a food processor or power blender (I use my Nutribullet), blend the bananas, eggs, milk, coconut oil, vanilla extract and honey.
  4. Pour two thirds of the wet mixture into your dry ingredients, and stir until you have a batter consistency. Add a little bit extra of the wet mixture at a time, stirring again after each. You may find you have about two or three tablespoons of the wet mix left behind – that’s fine!
  5. Finally, stir in the walnuts, but leave behind about a quarter – these are for toppings!
  6. Spoon out the batter into your muffin tray sections, and fill each about two thirds full.
  7. Place chunks of the walnuts on top of your muffins, and then pop them in the oven, and bake for 30-35 minutes. At 30 minutes, insert a toothpick into the centre of one of the muffins – if it comes out clean, you’re good to go!

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Enjoy guys! Tag me if you try this recipe out – @theirishbalance on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook!

Ciara 🙂 x

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