Delicious and healthy muffins. Great for breakfast or a snack. No oil, butter or yeast! You may use oat bran instead of oatmeal if you wish.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 muffins
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one 12 cup muffin pan.

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  • In a large bowl, combine egg, banana, brown sugar, applesauce and vanilla. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.

  • Gently stir flour mixture and oatmeal into banana mixture. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups.

  • Bake in preheated oven or 15 to 20 minutes, or until light brown. Remove muffins from pan and place on a wire rack to let cool before serving.

Nutrition Facts

215 calories; protein 3.8g 8% DV; carbohydrates 38g 12% DV; fat 6.4g 10% DV; cholesterol 17.7mg 6% DV; sodium 365.6mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2004
I eliminated the chocolate chips and nuts and used whole wheat flour. They came out healthy and delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/15/2003
In reply to first reviewer, these are NOT fat free muffins - they have chocolate chips and walnuts in them! The nutritional data lists them as having 6 grams of fat. Read More
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433 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 308
  • 4 star values: 87
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2004
I eliminated the chocolate chips and nuts and used whole wheat flour. They came out healthy and delicious! Read More
(105)
Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2011
When I make muffins with oatmeal (or oatmeal and nuts combined) I try to use half the amount, let it sit for five minutes or so after the batter's been mixed so that the oats have a chance to soak up some of the liquid added to the recipe, then see if the batter needs more oatmeal or not. This muffin batter did not--1/2 cup of oatmeal was plenty. I ran the oats through my food processor for a finer texture before using it. I cut the brown sugar back to a half cup, used my own homemade applesauce and only used a pinch of salt. Because I'm out of chocolate chips right now, I used raisins. These turned out very good--moist and chewy with a great deal of flavor from all the different additions in this muffin. We enjoyed these very much. I'm really glad I cut the oatmeal in half, I think if I hadn't, the muffins would have been too dry. I'll make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2003
I have been trying to reduce my husband's cholesterol. He needs snacks to take to work for his break. These were just WONDERFUL...very moist and sweet. I gave some to my elderly parents and they loved them too. I used egg substitute and also pecans because that's all I had. Very yummy and good for you! I LOVE this site!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2003
Delightful! What a great change from the plain old banana muffins. The oatmeal adds texture and the cinnamon adds a tasty twist. And these are fat free?!? Wow! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2008
Mmm, these muffins make a nice, hearty snack. I made the recipe exactly as directed with the exception of using Orgran No Egg Natural Egg Replacer since my son is allergic to eggs. I also omitted the nuts since we aren't big fans. The larger muffins took about 18-19 minutes, and the mini-muffins I made to use up the batter took about thirteen minutes. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/14/2003
In reply to first reviewer, these are NOT fat free muffins - they have chocolate chips and walnuts in them! The nutritional data lists them as having 6 grams of fat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2006
Really did stay moist - didn't become gummy like muffins made with applesauce have a tendency to do. Loved the flavor - great with tea! (I also used blueberries instead of chocolate and nuts)I may add more cinnamon next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2007
Very light texture. Used whole wheat flour and raisins instead of the chocolate chips. Hard to resist not having a second. Have to keep a lookout for ripe bananas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2003
These are really delicious and easy to make. Our whole family loved them. Read More
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