Peanut Butter Banana Flax Seed Muffins

We all know the importance of breakfast, but some mornings just don’t have time for a sit down meal to start the day. That’s when it’s nice to have a hearty, healthy muffin to grab and go.

You can make a great breakfast muffin with a few simple steps:

All ingredients should be at room temperature before proceeding with the recipe.

Mix wet and dry ingredients separately and then combine them just to mix. Over-mixing muffins makes them tough, crumbly and riddled with air pockets. Gently fold in any additions (nuts, raisins, etc.) at the end.

For light and airy muffins, bake the batter immediately. If batter sits unbaked the leavening power of the baking soda or baking powder will diminish, making a heavy, dense muffin.

To make muffins a uniform size, use an ice cream scoop or measuring cup to evenly portion the batter. A mini muffin cup holds about 2 tablespoons of batter. A standard muffin tin holds about 1/2 cup.

Muffins freeze beautifully when well wrapped in foil and placed inside a re-sealable plastic bag.

You can also freeze the batter for quick and easy muffins any time. Portion the batter into foil baking cups. Freeze them in the tins. Once frozen, remove them from the tins and store the unbaked muffins in a large re-sealable bag marked with the baking directions. Pop the frozen muffins back in the tins before baking. Add 10 minutes to the bake time of frozen, unbaked muffins.

Try these Peanut Butter Banana Flax Seed Muffins for  great breakfast, even on the days when there’s no time for breakfast.

Directions

HEAT oven to 375°F. Coat 12 muffin cups with no-stick cooking spray.
COMBINE flour, sugar and peanut butter in large bowl with a fork until even crumbs form. Stir in walnuts. Reserve 1 cup for topping.
ADD flax seed, baking powder and salt to flour mixture. Stir in milk, bananas and egg until evenly moistened. Stir in dates. Divide evenly in muffin cups using a heaping 1/4 cup batter each. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture on top.
BAKE 28 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.


What's Needed:

 

Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
1 cup Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup Jif® Omega-3 Creamy Peanut Butter
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons milled flax seed
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup soy milk or milk
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 large)
1 large egg
2/3 cup chopped dates

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