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Banana Oat Muffins Recipe

Banana Oat Muffins Recipe

Chopped pecans add pleasant crunch to these hearty muffins with rich banana flavor. Says Marjorie Mott from Galatia, Illinois, “These muffins are low in cholesterol, but you’d never know it. My husband and I love them.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 1077273 222400
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2015

"These weren't great. Pretty flat."

Amy the Midwife User ID: 2816815 217401
Reviewed 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 User ID: 282614 208693
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2013

"Very good and easy to make."

smallla User ID: 6949415 168881
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2013

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

cr_1295 User ID: 5888497 102420
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5103504 67492
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2175607 118966
Reviewed 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. :)"

ruthsblack User ID: 2148739 118962
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2010


madelin hoggard User ID: 1888847 163870
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1858313 208692
Reviewed 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."

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