I was getting a little bored with breakfasts that complied with a PCOS friendly diet.
Since the typical artery clogging options such as eggs + sausage were literally off the table, I decided to get a little creative. I needed something that was easy to fix for the whole week, wouldn’t require a ton of off the wall ingredients, didn’t require a bunch of time to fix in the morning, and would keep me full longer than a piece of fruit.
Enter the muffin.
Yes you can have muffins on a PCOS friendly diet. Remember, it is okay to eat carbs when you eat them the healthy way. This is a high carb diet.
I was a little unsure of how to accomplish this without using sugar, oil, or flour.
However, apple sauce + oats turned out to be awesome replacements. You don’t notice the difference.
Where to find oat flour you ask? Buy the whole grain oats and stick them in a food processor. Cheap + easy.
The options with the recipe are endless. Feel free to add whatever kind of chopped nut you would like. Adding fruit would give it even more awesome flavor. Since blueberries are a common fruit to pair with muffins, stir in 1-2 cups of frozen blueberries to the mixture. Just be sure to add about 10 minutes of baking time.
Without further ado…here’s the rundown of the recipe. Prep time: 10 minutes. Baking time: 20-30 minutes. Makes about 12-16 muffins.
- 2 cups oat flour
- 4 overripe bananas
- 1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped (optional)
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed (optional)
- Gotta get that oven roaring to go! Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Use cupcake liners to line your muffin pan.
- In your food processor, grind your oats into a flour until you have the 2 cups needed.
- Your first bowl is for the dry ingredients. Dump the oat flour into the bowl and add the ground cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and pecans and ground flaxseed (if using).
- Mix them all together.
- Puree the bananas in your food processor.
- In a second bowl add the bananas, apple juice, applesauce, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla extract.
- Mix them all together.
- Pour it over the dry ingredients and mix until the ingredients are combined. You do not want to over mix.
- Pour the mixture into the muffin liners until each is about 2/3 full.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.