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Banana Oat Muffins

Chopped pecans add pleasant crunch to these hearty banana oatmeal muffins with rich flavor. These muffins are low in cholesterol, but you’d never know it. My husband and I love them. —Marjorie Mott, Galatia, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In a small bowl, beat the egg whites, bananas, brown sugar, milk and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Stir in pecans.
  • Coat muffin cups with cooking spray; fill two-thirds full with batter. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 180 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 102mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch, 1/2 fruit.

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  • wasoongu
    Mar 9, 2015

    These weren't great. Pretty flat.

  • Amy the Midwife
    Jan 10, 2015

    I made them with 1/4 c of real maple syrup and maybe a Tbsp or 2 of sugar. I also incorporated about 1-2 Tbsp of chia seeds into the batter, instead of nuts and sprinkled a few on top. I would make them again!

  • ConnieK
    Nov 9, 2013

    Very good and easy to make.

  • smallla
    Jun 30, 2013

    Very good! I used 1 whole egg instead of 2 egg whites and they turned out great.

  • cr_1295
    Jan 24, 2012

    Good muffins...turned out very well, although the bananas were less than wonderful and not as great-tasting. Will try again with better bananas!

  • smilejes
    Oct 12, 2010

    This recipe came out ok. I used cinnamon applesauce instead of oil and left out the nuts. I added some dried cranberries, which was a nice touch of sweetness because the recipe doesn't contain much sugar. These are good for a quick breakfast on the run.

  • rhonda9370
    Sep 14, 2010

    Excellent recipe! I changed it up a little by using unsweetened applesauce & adding a touch of blue agave sweetener. I also added a little vanilla extract and left out the pecans. I will defininately make this "healthier" version again. :)

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    Jun 15, 2010


  • madelin hoggard
    May 27, 2009

    I just tried the original recipe and it was great(i cut back on the cinnamon though. I thought it would overpower the banana flavor). I really like it.

  • djdj456
    May 15, 2008

    For an even lower fat, more wonderful version ...Increase the oats to 1 1/4 cups, increase the baking powder to two tsps, leave out the pecans and sub sweetened applesauce for the oil ... each muffin should then have about 115 calories.