Banana Oat Breakfast Muffins

These are delicious and so very simple to make.  Make a lot of them and freeze them ahead of time and heat them up for a super quick super healthy breakfast!  These were inspired by Ashley’s buckwheat muffin bake. 

P.S. no need to go buy the expensive oat flour at the specialty store- you can make your own by putting some oats in your blender or food processor and grinding them till they look like flour!

Banana Oat Breakfast Muffins (makes 2 good size muffins or several smaller muffins if you’d rather make them in a muffin pan)

(Print this recipe!)

1/2 cup oat flour
2 Tablespoons rolled oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1 banana, mashed
1/2 cup almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons ground flax + 6 tablespoons water)

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Whisk together flax egg (2 T ground flax + 6 T water) and set aside.

In a small bowl mix together oat flour, rolled oats, cinnamon, baking soda, and pinch of salt.



In a bigger bowl whisk together mashed banana, almond milk, and vanilla.



Add dry ingredients into wet and stir until just combined.



Add flax egg to the mixture and stir to combine.



Pour into two ovenproof containers or a muffin pan and bake in a 350 F oven for 35 minutes. 


Do try to let them cool a little before you snarf them down!

(I couldn’t decide which of these three pics I liked best, so you have to see all three of them! Smile)







You could totally eat this as is, or take it to go on a rushed morning OR you could top it with some seriously awesome toppings!  Like almond butter, peanut butter, coconut butter, walnuts, fruit preserves, or shredded coconut to name a few!


Happy snacking!




Snow Day!

No school, classes were cancelled last night so this girl got to sleep in- yipee!

I was craving oatmeal so bad when I got up this morning.  Decided to make my oats taste like starbucks oatmeal this morning. (you know with the brown sugar, mixed nuts, and dried fruit…)

Into the pot… (for me and the hubs)

! cup of rolled oats
1 cup almond milk
1 cup water


handful of chopped dried cranberries and cherries
sprinkle of chopped walnuts and pecans (I pretty much always have these hanging around in my freezer)
sprinkle of brown sugar
sprinkle of ground flax and chia seeds

Better than the bucks!



With a new local coffee roaster that we just started carrying at the store- Katz coffee.

Texas chocolate mudslide… to. die. for.


all together…


Next was a short walk in the winter tundra!  (Hey it’s Texas- this is the winter tundra to us!  Especially since it was in the 70s this weekend and I wore shorts.)

Harley likes the snow, but she has such a thin coat that she starts shivering pretty much immediately.



From the patio…






The road in front of our house (no sanding/salting trucks in our neck of the woods!).




Then to do what a Texan does when they get snowed in… crank the heat up, dream about a scorching TX summer, and make some picnic food!

Leftover black bean burgers on sourdough and potato salad!





Taxes were done, then I started some studying for a test tomorrow that’s postponed because we have ANOTHER snow day tomorrow!  Now there’s nothing left to do but snuggle up with the hubby and watch a movie… wonder if he’ll go for Twilight?

Have a happy snow day!


new laptop and yummy oats!

I am posting from my new laptop!  Yipee!  The top pretty much fell off of the old one and the keyboard completely comes off.  It was time to bite the bullet and get a new one!  My old laptop still works and I will probably keep it, but keep it stationary and on the desk in the office until it just completely disintegrates.  Can you tell I don’t like to throw stuff away?  I tend to be a bit of a packrat sometimes, lol.  Plus my new laptop is a netbook and its kinda small so I want to keep the old one around in case I need to do something that requires a bigger screen.

But my netbook isn’t just any ole netbook!  Most netbooks have only about 150GB hard drive and 1G memory but this one has a 250GB hard drive and 3G ram!  Woot!  It’s about the same as my old laptop storagewise but it’s SO much faster!  So I will be able to run Office for any papers that I will need to write for school as well as put all of my music and pictures on it!  PLUS, I will be able to carry it around in my bag at school because it only weighs TWO pounds!!  And the school has wireless internet all over campus so I can just pull it out any time I need to use it and hop on the internet.  Can you tell I’m really excited?  I have something I can carry around with me and I can start saving up for a full size laptop for when my old laptop finally completely falls apart.

My new laptop!



Compared to the size of my hand.  Little, huh?  It’s not quite as small as most netbooks, though- the screen is 11.2 inches, most are 8-10 inches.



Anywhoo… I pretty much spent all afternoon playing around with the new laptop, then Justin and I went put for dinner to use a gift card that we got for our birthdays.  It was for Applebees.  I’m not a huge fan, but a free meal is a free meal, right?  And it was a really thoughtful gift!  I got some grilled tilapia.  It was actually pretty good, I was pleasantly surprised.  I don’t necessarily like the chain restaurants and I envy all of the people that live in places that have really cool local restaurants.  We just don’t have stuff like that around here.  Those local little restaurants just don’t last around here, so we’re stuck with stuff like Chili’s, Applebees, Red Lobster, and every fast food place you could ever think of.  It gets really frustrating that there aren’t any places that we can go to get a really good healthy meal!

So that brings us to today!

This morning was OATS!  And they were awesome oats at that! 

In my oats this morning… 

  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 banana


  • spoonful of almond butter
  • sprinkle of coconut
  • sprinkle of chocolate chips

yum yum yum!!




Time for lunch- I’m starving!