Post monday – Greek yogurt chocolate banana muffins

Greek yogurt chocolate banana muffins

Some things are just universally loved. Like finding money in your pockets or banana muffins for breakfast. Other things are universally hated, like smashing your little toe against a table, or mondays. Most people find mondays truly horrible; it’s the day they have to get up early again, go to work, and accept the fact that there are five more days of the same before the weekend comes again. I, on the other hand,  happen to be a complete lunatic and absolutely love mondays. And don’t get me wrong, I love weekends as well… but they just take a huge toll on my doing-things-I-love-on-my-own schedule. For example, I can never have the discipline to work out on weekends. Or to walk my dogs, or read, or try out new recipes, or start a new work project, or finish another one I had at the back of my mind. I also get tons of ideas during weekends for cooking, or drawing or designing or just in general things I’d like to do, and I invariably forget them after a night out with friends. Which are absolutely worth it… but they make me crave monday morning the same as I crave banana muffins any other morning. There’s an incredibly good feeling when you don’t hit the snooze button and get to walk outside with the sunrise that carries on throughout the day, making those five days till friday actually really great. Almost as great as waking up to the smell of freshly baked muffins – which is what happens at my house when I don’t get to work out because of a bad ankle. I just bake instead. In this case, greek yogurt, chocolate chip, oat and ultra banana-ish banana muffins. They’re the perfect consistency, so smooshy from bananas you might even think there’s no flour instead. And not overly sweet, which means you won’t feel like you’re having cake for breakfast. (on monday! Asolute no-no. That’s ok on saturdays only) Not too much butter in them either, so have one after lunch as well. And since even sharing you can’t possibly eat all 12 in one day, have some post-monday. Read more for the recipe!

Greek yogurt banana muffins
(Own recipe)
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup finely ground oats*
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup plain greek yogurt
1 egg
1/4 cup melted butter
2 tsbp milk
3 large ripe bananas, roughly mashed
1/2 cup chocolate chips

2 tbsp oats
2 tbsp caster sugar

*to grind oats simple place them in the blender or food processor and pulse until you get a fine dust. (won’t be as fine as flour but that’s ok!)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 380ºF. Prepare a 12 muffin tin with liners.
Mix together all the dry ingredients. (Sugar, ground oats, flour, baking soda and powder, salt) In the bowl of your standard mixer using the whisk attachment, mix on med speed the yogurt, egg, vanilla, milk and butter. Switch to low speed and gently incorporate the dry ingredients. Add the mashed bananas and mix until even, add the chocolate chips and mix again.
Fill the muffin liners a little over 2/3 to the top. Sprinkle each with a little bit of sugar and oats for topping. Bake until golden brown, rotating the pan every 5-10 minutes until done. Enjoy warm!

Greek yogurt chocolate banana muffins

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