Pinterest: Success or Fail?

It’s time again for me to tryout one of my bazillion pins on Pinterest. Again it’s food; Banana Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins! I’ve been eyeballing these little muffin guys for awhile. I’m not really one for banana and chocolate together but I thought I’d give it a go anyways. They are supposed to be healthy and I consider a muffin more of a treat so a healthy treat is all the better. The recipe comes from Running With Spoons. There’s really not much to the recipe. It’s rather super easy to get together.

RECIPE
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 ripe bananas
2 eggs
2 cups oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon
1 1/2 teaspoon
1/2 cup chocolate morsels

Right off the bat I changed a few things. I didn’t use plain Greek yogurt. I had vanilla on hand. I used three bananas. I had three so I figured why not? I threw in some walnuts, just 1/4 cup. Banana and walnuts are a match made in heaven. Lastly, I used dark chocolate chips. No big game changers here.

When you’re mixing all this up it looks like vomit. No lie. Vomit. This is everything but the oats and chocolate chips.

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Speaking of the oats… I had a heck of a time getting the oats chopped up to a fine texture. I have one of those cheap-o mini choppers. I could only put 1 cup of oats in at a time and I shook the chopper as it ran to hopefully chop up every oat. This is as good as it got for me. I wanted it a bit finer but cheap-o wasn’t having it.

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Alright, here’s everything mixed together. It’s a bit lumpy but that’s the non-finely chopped oats and the walnuts. Still a little vomit like. Sort like you just had a meal and it’s starting to process.

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This recipe makes 12 muffins. You’re only supposed to fill the tins 3/4 full. Yeah, not happening. Each little guy was completely full. I did make sure to put a baking sheet under the muffin pan on the lower rack just in case there was spillage. 12 guys ready for the oven!

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I did not sprinkle the tops with extra morsels. I didn’t think it was necessary. They turned a nice golden brown in about 19 minutes. My muffin tops aren’t as smooth as the original but we all know who is to blame for that (cheap-o).

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This is what mine look like up close and personal.

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I have to say surprisingly, even after looking at the difference between mine and the original, it’s good. It’s actually really good. I think it could stand to even have more bananas in it. I like the little bit of chocolate. It’s a taste of it but not overwhelming. The walnut gave the muffin some nice texture. The oats that cheap-o didn’t chop into a fine texture weren’t even noticeable. This is a definite success and a good change up for regular banana bread.
Here’s the calorie count for 1 muffin 159 calories for Running with Spoons version. Mine was a bit higher at 181 calories. That would be the walnuts doing.

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