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Healthy Banana Muffins

Healthy Banana Oat Muffins

These muffins are bursting with flavor from the tang of the applesauce, the sweetness of the bananas, the touch of cinnamon, a hint of vanilla, and the oats that have been somewhat caramelized by the brown sugar.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 12 -14
Author Chelsea Lords

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2-3/4 cup brown sugar not packed (depending on how sweet you want your muffins)
  • 1 container (~1/2 cup) Yoplait Lite vanilla yogurt or sub another type of yogurt
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or sub another milk
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey can add more depending on desired sweetness
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 3/4 cup white all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white whole wheat pastry flour can sub all white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • Optional: 1/2 cup nuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. With cooking spray, spritz a cupcake pan that can hold 12 cupcakes. Or, in this case, muffins.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the egg and brown sugar. Add in the yogurt, almond milk, applesauce, honey, and vanilla. Beat until combined.
  3. Mash the bananas until there are no chunks left and stir in the mashed bananas with the yogurt and milk mixture.
  4. In another medium-sized bowl, combine the flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and oats. Mix in nuts if desired.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not over-mix or the muffins become more dense.
  6. Pour the mixture evenly between the 12 muffin cups. Each muffin cup should be pretty much filled to the top. All the batter should be just about used. between 12 to 14 muffins
  7. Bake at 400 degrees for about 5 minutes and then reduce the heat to 350 degrees and cook for another 13-15 minutes.