We are super excited to that our new Munch Lunchbox cookbook has now been published. (Which you can buy here and read the first review out here). Over the coming weeks we will be publishing some great lunch box recipes and we are kicking it off with these banana date oat muffins.

Banana date oat muffins

Homemade biscuits, muffins and cakes are a great way to fill the lunchboxes. We love recipes that have a little bit of something extra inside them.

These banana date oat muffins healthy and sustaining and will keep you little kids feeling full, and full of energy too. This is because of the oats which are not only high in fibre and a source of iron, but also have a low to medium GI so they help prevent sugar highs and lows. The recipe also includes LSA a great source of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. And dates add a natural sweetness too.

banana date oat muffins

This recipe is also great for breast-feeding mums as oats are recommended for helping to increase breast milk supplies. Although this recipe contains sugar it is less than you will find in shop bought oat muesli bars or muffins and you could always substitute the brown sugar for about 2 tablespoons of honey if you prefer.

Mummy to three small boys

Banana date oat muffins
 
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Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 1 cup whole grain Oats
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup LSA powder
  • ¼ cup soft brown sugar
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 mashed medium bananas
  • ½ cup dates
  • 1 tsp baking soda
Instructions
  1. Place your dates in a bowl sprinkle on the baking soda and pour on just enough water to cover the dates.
  2. Leave to soften for about 5 minutes.
  3. Blend the dates to create a smooth paste.
  4. Add all the wet ingredients to the date pure and combine.
  5. In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients.
  6. Make well in the middle of the oats and pour in the wet ingredients and fold in until just combined.
  7. Divide the mixture into mini muffin trays. I don’t bother using cases for these muffins, I just grease the tray.
  8. Cook for about 15mins at 180 ‘C. Once cooked cool in the tins before turning out.
  9. Enjoy these banana date oat muffins with a cup of tea or a glass of milk.
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