Low-Fat Banana Muffins Recipe

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If you are watching your diet, you don't have to give up your favorite baked goods; just make them a little lighter. This recipe makes a delicious muffin that you won't even realize what you are missing.—Marcia Lane, Hemet, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3 to 4 medium ripe bananas, mashed (about 2 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 163 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 125mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Combine remaining ingredients; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Coat muffin cups with cooking spray or use paper liners; fill cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Yield: 15 muffins.
Originally published as Low-Fat Banana Muffins in Country Woman May/June 1995, p36

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MY REVIEW User ID: 6980978 225906
Reviewed May. 5, 2015

"Made these this morning. I did add 1/4t of ground nutmeg and 1T of vegetable oil. Pretty good muffin for lower fat. Needs more flavor though. I think a very small amount of mini chocolate chips might need to be added."

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