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Oatmeal Banana Muffins

I have been working on recipe development over the past week while home with sick kids as they love to help me bake even when they aren’t feeling 100%. This one turned out to be a winner in the taste and nutrition category…yes it is true…there is no added sugar!

I hope you enjoy it too.


1 cup oats (ideally steel cut quick cooking oats)

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup unbleached white flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 cup bananas (about 3 large or 4 small)

1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/3 cup canola oil

2 eggs

2 tsp. vanilla


  1. Mix dry ingredients together and set aside.
  2. Mash bananas and beat eggs then add these together along with applesauce, oil, and vanilla.
  3. Add the dry and wet mixture together and stir until moistened, but do not over-stir.
  4. Spoon into muffin pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 14-17 minutes for mini muffins and 22-28 minutes for “regular” size muffins.

Makes 18 regular size muffins or 36 mini muffins.

These are great on their own or topped with any nut or seed butter and served with cheese, yogurt, or a glass of milk. Because they do not have added sugar, they will spoil faster than most muffins so best to put them into the fridge or freezer for storage beyond 24 hours.

Until next time…stay healthy!

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