Moist muffins with just the right combination of banana and chocolate chips. A healthy alternative to most banana chocolate chip muffins, this one uses oats and substitutes apple sauce instead of cooking oil!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 dozen 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 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper liners.

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  • Stir whole wheat flour, rolled oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and chocolate chips together in a bowl. Make a well in the center. Whisk eggs in a separate bowl until frothy; mix applesauce, skim milk, and banana into eggs. Pour moist ingredients into well made in dry ingredients; stir just to moisten. Batter will be lumpy. Fill prepared muffin cups about 3/4 full.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of several muffins comes out clean, 16 to 18 minutes. Cool in pan for 5 minutes before removing to finish cooling on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

177 calories; protein 4.7g 9% DV; carbohydrates 34.2g 11% DV; fat 3.7g 6% DV; cholesterol 31.1mg 10% DV; sodium 202.3mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2013
First time I made them just as the recipe stated. They were pretty tasty straight out of the oven, but after they cooled they were thick, bread-y, and chewy. My kiddos wouldn't even finish them. (and they are NOT the type to turn their nose up at Banana chocolate chip muffins). Take two I tweaked. Instant oats instead of rolled, a little vanilla and salt, and a good healthy glop of sour cream. And a tiny bit (about half Tbs) of softened butter. Now THAT was yummy. Yes, I know, I'm defeating the purpose of "healthy" - but one thing I have learned in my motherhood. It doesn't matter how healthy something is if none of your kids will eat it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2013
I only did 2 things different in this recipe. Used all purpose flour and no chocolate chips but these muffins were like eating plain dough. They had NO TASTE WHATSOEVER. I don't know how this recipe got good reviews but i would never make it again Read More
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202 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 120
  • 4 star values: 57
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2013
First time I made them just as the recipe stated. They were pretty tasty straight out of the oven, but after they cooled they were thick, bread-y, and chewy. My kiddos wouldn't even finish them. (and they are NOT the type to turn their nose up at Banana chocolate chip muffins). Take two I tweaked. Instant oats instead of rolled, a little vanilla and salt, and a good healthy glop of sour cream. And a tiny bit (about half Tbs) of softened butter. Now THAT was yummy. Yes, I know, I'm defeating the purpose of "healthy" - but one thing I have learned in my motherhood. It doesn't matter how healthy something is if none of your kids will eat it! Read More
(97)
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2013
Very tasty...added 1/4 cup flaxseed in place of 1/4 cup wheat flour. Healthy! Read More
(47)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2013
I replaced the sugar with splenda and a little honey. I also replaced the chocolate chips with blueberries and coconut. Very moist and tasty. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2013
I made this recipe, but accidentally used 1/2 cup of milk instead of 1/4 like the recipe called for. They turned out perfectly! They were moist and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2013
I really like this recipe and will probably use it from now on. It's hard to find recipes that use all WW flour and taste good. I made the following changes: I used butter instead of applesauce because I like the buttery flavour, I used coconut sugar instead of white because it's better for you, I added 1/2 tsp of salt, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp of nutmeg and 1 tsp vanilla, I also used quick oats. Anyhow, they turned out perfect and next time I'll try with applesauce. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2013
Yum! Thanks so much for the recipe! There were a couple of things I did differently...I didn't have unsweetened applesauce so I used regular. I used 1/2 cup of honey instead of white sugar my milk was 2% rather than skim and I love vanilla so I tossed in a tsp of that. The muffins turned out moist and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2013
I made this per the recipe. I thought it was lacking something. Maybe salt? Maybe vanilla? Overall a good texture but I just thought it was missing a little something. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2013
I only did 2 things different in this recipe. Used all purpose flour and no chocolate chips but these muffins were like eating plain dough. They had NO TASTE WHATSOEVER. I don't know how this recipe got good reviews but i would never make it again Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2014
These are very good. I do not prefer apple sauce as it makes muffins sticky, so I used a 1/2 cup of vegetable oil instead. I shied away from the full amount of whole wheat flour, subbing in a little white flour, but I love the whole wheat flavor so much (kind of nutty), that I wished I just followed the recipe on that point. I think walnuts would be good. Oh, one more thing… where is the salt in this recipe? I added a 1/2 teaspoon which was good. UPDATE: I made these again with coconut, walnuts and a sprinkle of flax seeds. Delish! Be sure to bake until they get a little browned on top for it makes them taste toasty. Read More
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