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Banana Zucchini Oatmeal Cups

Make it chunky monkey style! Swap almond butter for peanut butter and add chocolate chips for a real morning treat. Amp up the protein: Use two eggs instead of the flax and add a couple scoops of your favorite protein powder or a couple tablespoons of hemp seeds to the batter. Feeling low-sugar: Leave out the maple syrup completely and use extra ripe bananas for natural sweetness. Make it an oatmeal bake: Trying to ditch the muffin tin? You can make this in a 9x13inch baking dish, too. It'll take longer, so keep an eye on it!

Prep
Cook
Serves 12people
Ingredients
1
tbsp ground flaxseed + 3 tbsp water (or sub 1 egg)
1/4
cup almond butter
1/4
cup pure maple syrup
1
cup mashed overripe banana (about 2-3 bananas)
1 1/2
cup grated zucchini (1 medium zucchini, about 7oz. Don't squeeze water out.)
1/2
cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1
tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2
cups old-fashioned oats (use certified gluten-free if necessary)
1
tbsp baking powder
1
tsp cinnamon
1/2
tsp fine sea salt
Optional add-ins: ¼ cup chocolate chips and/or walnuts
Directions
1.
Preheat oven to 375F. Spray a muffin tin (I used two, you can also pour the extra batter in a dish for an oatmeal bake) with cooking spray or line with silicone muffin liners.
2.
Place flax and water in small bowl. Stir and set aside to "gel." Place bananas in a large bowl and mash with a fork. Make sure they measure to be 1 cup. Add grated zucchini, almond milk, vanilla extract, almond butter, maple syrup, and flax mixture, stirring to combine.
3.
Add oats, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and add-ins of choice. Stir until just combined. Spoon mixture into muffin cups (I use a muffin scoop), filling to the top. You will have leftover batter if only using one muffin tin.
4.
Bake for 23-28 minutes, or until a fork comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Store cooled oatmeal cups in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. These freeze well, too!

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