I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that one of my sister-in-laws is an absolutely amazing cook and baker. Every time she posts something on Facebook she has so many requests for recipes that she’s had to create whole note section just for that! I think she should make a cookbook one day, but that’s for another time.
So anyway, just before I got married she made me the holy grail of cookbooks… a little book filled with a ton of her hand written recipes! Amazing. Whenever I think about finding a recipe for something I go there first and Google/Pinterest second.
So when I had some overripe bananas on my counter and didn’t feel like making banana bread I pulled out the trusty recipe book and found her “Easy Oatmeal Muffins” recipe. After a quick text asking her how much bananas and chocolate chips I should add, I was off baking these delicious little things and they turned out great!
Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins (original recipe by my sis-in-law Leanna Kroeker)
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 overripe mashed banana
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips + some for sprinkling on top
In a small bowl combine milk and oats and let sit for 15 minutes
Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a muffin pan with paper liners or coat with oil
In a large bowl whisk egg and oil together. Add vanilla and whisk some more
In yet another bowl (yeah, you’ll have lots of dishes to do. But don’t worry – it will be worth it!) combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt and mix together
Once the 15 minutes is up stir the oat mixture into the egg mixture. Slowly add the dry mixture and stir just incorporated
Add the mashed banana and chocolate chips and stir until just mixed as well
Scoop by the spoonful into muffin making sure all 12 cups are evenly filled
Sprinkle extra chocolate chips on top if you want. And really, why wouldn’t you want extra chocolate on top?
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned and an inserted toothpick comes out clean
Let cool out of the pan and on a cooling rack