Strawberry & Banana Muffins – Strawberry Season Part 2

I decided to divide the  “Strawberry Season” post in two parts because it included two very different recipes. As I said in Part I, the Strawberry & Banana Muffins were outstanding! Again, I made a Nika’s recipe but instead of using dried strawberries I used fresh ones (of course, I already had bought a huge rack).


I would say that these muffins work out perfectly for breakfast but, who am I kidding, I would never have a muffin for breakfast… It could be the dessert after my breakfast! However, what I can affirm is that they are great for “everyday consumption”, they are not too sweet and they have a high fiber content.

I’ll just translate Nika’s recipe:

Strawberry & Banana Muffins: 12 muffins

  • 90g old fashion rolled oats
  • 240ml (1 cup) low fat milk (oat milk for vegan version)
  • 130g all-purpose flour
  • 50g light brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 35g strawberries cut in small pieces
  • 150g ripped mashed banana
  • 60ml (¼ cup) vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Preheat oven at 200ºC
  • Set up your cupcake liners or grease and flour your cupcake tray.
  • Mix together oats and milk and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Add light brown sugar and the strawberry pieces and stir until dry ingredients look evenly distributed.
  • Mix ripped mashed banana with oil and vanilla extract and then combine with milk-oats.
  • Pour liquid ingredients into dry ingredients and mix them with a spatula. It is very important that you only mix until ingredients are combined with some crumbs still because if you over do it, muffins will be hard and rubbery.
  • Divide batter evenly, filling each cupcake liner three-quarters full.
  • Bake for 20 minutes (these are regular size cupcakes) or until cake taster comes out with a few moist crumbs attached.
  • After taking muffins out of the oven wait 5 minutes and move them to a rack to let them cool down.


Serving: 1 regular muffin

Calories: 140

Total Fat: 5.2g

Carbohydrates: 20.6g

Proteins: 2.8g


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