Monday, May 23, 2016

Granola Cups with Yogurt

Granola Cups with Yogurt

2 c. Old Fashioned Oats
1 c. raw almonds, finely ground
1 ripe banana, smashed
½ c. + 1 Tbsp. honey
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. almond extract (optional)
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350°.

Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.

Combine oats, ground almonds and smashed banana in the bowl of a mixer. Mix well using the paddle attachment. Add honey, cinnamon and vanilla extract and mix well making sure all ingredients are well incorporated. (Cool tip: before adding the honey, spray the measuring cup with cooking spray first. It pours out so much easier).

I used a cookie dough scooper to fill the muffin cups (each one took 2 heaping scoops full). Use your fingers to firmly press granola mixture up sides of muffin cups.

Bake about 25 to 30 minutes. Seriously, your nose will tell you when these are done. When they’re golden brown and the wonderful aroma fills your house, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool before removing them from the pan.

Fill with your favorite yogurt and/or fruit. Enjoy!

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