Sunday, January 24, 2010

Heart Smart Banana Oat Bran Muffins

Oat Bran is great for your heart! It lowers your bad (LDL) cholesterol and raises your good (HDL) cholesterol. Just because something is good for you doesn't mean it has to taste awful or bland. Since Rob's trips to the hospital (angioplasty) we have really tried to incorporate good tasting, heart foods into our diets more than before!

Max made these beautiful Banana Oat Bran Muffins this morning. They're easy, quick and very tasty!! (They passed the Tommi taste test already!)


2 1/4 cups oat bran
1 Tbsn baking powder
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
2 egg whites
2 Tbsn vegetable oil
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional - we leave em out)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix all ingredients together. Pour out into muffin pans (preferably lined with muffin papers).

Bake for 17 minutes. Yes, only 17 minutes... that's not a typo. Take em out, let em cool and eat em up! YUM!