Banana-Chip Oat Muffins Recipe
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Banana-Chip Oat Muffins Recipe

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These tender banana muffins are so full of chocolate chips that folks won't realize they're made with wholesome oats and whole wheat flour. Kristine Sims of St Joseph, Michigan likes to bake a batch to enjoy in the morning...or anytime.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 muffin equals 218 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 174 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fruit 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. In another large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until crumbly. Beat in the bananas, egg, applesauce and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.
  2. Coat muffin cups with cooking spray or line with paper liners; fill three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Banana-Chip Oat Muffins in Quick Cooking January/February 2005, p65

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Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

"I make these a couple of times a month for my boys. I use coconut oil in place of the butter and coconut sugar in place of the brown sugar. When I don't have applesauce, I'll add a couple tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt. The result is a light, delicious muffin that rises more than some whole wheat/oat muffins, thanks to the blend of white/wheat flour."

Reviewed Feb. 3, 2014

"Delicious! Didn't have applesauce, so I used ab extra tbsp of butter. Also cut the sugar down to 1/3 cup & Choc chips to 1/2 cup. It's a keeper!"

Reviewed Sep. 8, 2008

"Really yummy muffins! I liked the fact that it was very low fat. Since I did not have quite enough bananas for a double batch, I added some extra applesauce as well as 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1/2 tsp of nutmeg for extra flavour. They were loved by all."

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