Wednesday, August 19, 2015

BANANA OATMEAL PROTEIN CUPS

Lunch is such a difficult meal for me. I can't go without eating it, but I get tired of peanut butter sandwiches. I'm trying to control the amount of processed meat I eat so that eliminates ham or turkey sandwiches. Sometimes I eat a grilled cheese sandwich. My friend Carol eats protein "cookies" and muffins just about every day. She has a number of different ways she alters (adds ins) to her couple of recipes so she has some variety. So lately I have been looking for recipes for muffins that have added protein powder so I feel like I am eating better.

This recipe (I don't remember where I saw it...I copied it down on a note pad and didn't include where it came from) was just for banana oatmeal cups with chocolate chips. I decided I could add the protein powder and make them more substantial. 

I will freeze most of them and then just get them out when I am ready to eat one. If I am home, I might warm them up for a bit in the microwave and eat them warm. You know you could also eat one for breakfast if you eat breakfast "on the run".



BANANA OATMEAL PROTEIN CUPS

3       mashed bananas (1 cup)
1        cup milk
2       eggs, beaten
1        tablespoon baking powder
3       tablespoons protein powder
3       cups old fashion oats
1        teaspoon vanilla
3       tablespoons mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 15 - 16 muffin tin cups with paper liners and spray with a non-stick cooking spray.


Combine all ingredients except the chips in a large bowl with a spoon.

Let rest 10 - 15 minutes (while the oven is preheating).

Add the chips.


Fill the liners ... it bakes up but not a lot.


Bake 15 - 18 minutes. Cups must be firm to touch (in the center) and starting to turn brown.


Cool a bit on wire rack. Remove and continue to cool.







Can freeze to eat at a later date.








Store in an airtight container or in  the frig.

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