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Secretly Healthy Gingerbread Muffins

IMG_6573(I know we’re past Christmas- but these are still good!)

I feel a bit guilty during the holidays, when I abandon the lower portion of the food pyramid in favor of the delicious top portion — I’m talking to you butter and sugar. To semi-assuage my guilt I’ve pulled together a group of healthy ingredients that meld themselves into a delicious holiday treat when put under some heat.

(And, they keep you regular, which is a benefit that cannot be under-emphasized during the holidays.)

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
2 eggs
1/2 cup molasses
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons ground flax seed
2 ripe bananas
Optional: 4 teaspoons chia seeds (if you want to amp up the fiber, throw in some extra seeds)
Optional: 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (extra fiber y’all)

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