BANANA-OATMEAL BREAD RECIPE (original)
My adaptation: Banana Oatmeal Muffins (adapted from Food.com)
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup 1% buttermilk
2/3 + 1/2 cup whole wheat white flour
1/3 cup toasted wheat germ
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1 cup mashed overripe bananas (I used 3 medium)
1/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
2 eggs, beaten
Heat oven to 400 degrees, you will reduce the temperature later. Grease or line a 12-cup muffin tin.
Stir the oats and buttermilk together. Let them soak until you need them.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, wheat germ, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
In another bowl, mash the bananas. Add the oil, vanilla, beaten eggs, and the oats & buttermilk mixture. Stir well to combine.
Add the mixture to the large bowl with the dry ingredients and mix, stopping as soon as the flour is fully incorporated.
Scoop the batter into muffin tins and reduce the oven temperature to 375, then bake for 15-20 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Let them sit in the tin for another five minutes, then move to a wire rack to finish cooling.