Healthy Oatmeal Walnut Muffins

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I like simplicity and not a lot of complicated ingredients.  In my area, its hard to find some of the more exotic ingredients.   Since I've started my getting fit journey, I am always looking for recipes, then tweaking them to lower the fats and sugars.   48 pounds down since April, I think I am finally doing it right.  

The chocolate shakeology drinks have drastically helped with my snacking.  I was a total chocoholic, but the shakes pretty much stopped that.  Every now and then I get a craving for a sweet.   Things like these muffins, let me have a snack without blowing my workouts and healthy eating for the day.     

Nonstick cooking spray
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 large bananas, mashed
3 Tbsp. raw honey
2½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
1½ tsp. baking powder
1½ cups unsweetened almond milk
¾ cup chopped raw walnuts
¼ cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350° F.
Prepare twelve muffin cups by coating with spray. Set aside.
Combine eggs, extract, bananas, and honey in a large bowl; mix well. Set aside.
Combine oats, cinnamon, and baking powder in a medium bowl; mix well.
Add oat mixture to egg mixture; mix well.
Add almond milk; mix well.
Divide oat mixture evenly between prepared muffin cups.
Top evenly with walnuts and raisins.
Bake 26 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown and toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

This is a very flexible recipe. I modified it from the original one by Beachbody. I have made it twice now. If you are a shakeology person, you can add a scoop of chocolate shakeo to it for some chocolate kick and to up the vitamin/mineral. You can also top with any nuts, cranberries or even dark chocolate chips. They really are good! I love cinnamon so upped that to 3 TB.   My parents love sugar, anything sweet, they loved this recipe.  They couldn't get over that there was no white or brown sugar added to it.    You can lower the honey easily and still have a good flavorful muffin.   

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