Healthy Banana Oat Muffins

It happened today. I walked by the table and noticed that the bananas were almost black. The panic set in. Wasted food?! No way! Not in this house. So I did what any good frugal mom would do: I used my lunch break to find and make a banana recipe.

Quite proud of myself, I was happily combining ingredients when I realized I hadn’t replaced the baking powder in my cupboard. I took everything out and went through it twice. No baking powder, no cream of tartar (which can be combined with baking soda as a substitution). I called the neighbors. No luck. Desperate, I begged Google for an alternate substitution. Good ol’ Google came through for me! You can use baking soda and vinegar (I used white wine vinegar) as a substitution for baking powder. I was wary, but there really wasn’t any vinegar flavor at all to the muffins and they rose quite well!

I also added some chia seeds to the recipe since I had them around, and we can always use a boost of power food.

Source: Base recipe found at