Oatmeal Banana Applesauce Muffins

Oatmeal Banana Applesauce Muffins

Back to school means back to busy mornings- and mom wanting the kids to have a good strong start to their day.  These oatmeal banana applesauce muffins are SUPER healthy for kids to eat, either for breakfast or tucked into their lunchbox for a mid morning snack.  Lots of great ingredients means no guilt, and you can whip up a batch of 12 muffins in no time at all.

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Oatmeal Banana Applesauce Muffins

Ingredients –

1 egg
3 bananas, mashed
1/2 C. unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 C. brown sugar
1 C. oatmeal (I used old fashioned for this recipe, not quick cooking oats)
1 1/2 C. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon

Directions –

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 12 count muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
Combine the vanilla, applesauce, egg, bananas and brown sugar, mixing well.

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Add in the salt, cinnamon, flour, baking soda, baking powder and oatmeal.
Fill each muffin tin about 12 way with the batter.

Oatmeal Banana Applesauce Muffins pre bake
Bake 18-20 minutes. Around 18-19 minutes insert a toothpick into a muffin to check to see if it is cooked through. If it comes out clean, they are done.

*Makes approximately 12 muffins.

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Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 C. unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 C. brown sugar
  • 1 C. oatmeal (I used old fashioned for this recipe, not quick cooking oats)
  • 1 1/2 C. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 12 count muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Combine the applesauce, egg, banana's and brown sugar, mixing well.
  3. Add in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices and oatmeal.
  4. Fill each muffin tin about 12 way with the batter.
  5. Bake 18-20 minutes. Around 18-19 minutes insert a toothpick into a muffin to check to see if it is cooked through. If it comes out clean, they are done.
  6. *Makes approximately 12 muffins.
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  • Sounds yummy. I did add pecans and Nestle's peanut butter|milk chocolate chips 1\2 cup . i took the adice of the gal who used 2 bananas and 1/2 cup + 1/3 cup applesauce because i have a lot of applesauce!!! Thank you so much for the recipe!
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  • Delightful! I was looking for a recipe that didn't make me feel bad giving to my girls (4&1) at the daycare pick-up, when they are extremely hungry but only 20 minutes before dinner time. Not overly sweet or heavy. It's perfect! For the second try, I also blended chopped kale and grated carrots with bananas to sneak in some veggies, and worked out great!
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    • Oh, nice thinking, for sure! They are a great snack :)
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  • These are amazing!! I did a few substitutions that turned out well-- I replaced the flour with 2 parts whole wheat flour and 1 part almond meal, and I love the texture that gives!! I also replaced the sugar with 2 parts honey and 1 part maple syrup, and that works great. I doubled the recipe and made normal muffins and mini muffins, and they were a hit with all 3 of my little ones (and me!!)-- so delicious!! Thanks!!!
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  • I was looking for a healthier alternate for breakfast instead of eggs so I just made your recipe and followed your recipe and did add about 1/4 c. of walnuts chopped,but forgot to add the salt.They smelled delicious while they were cooking....they took 24 mins to cook.And the verdict...not overly sweet or condensed and wonderful tasting!!!!Hubby and I say thank you for sharing this recipe.
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  • Just stopping in to say we make these weekly! My 3 yr old takes them in his lunch everyday 😍
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    • That's great to hear! We do them a lot for snack as well :)
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  • So happy that I happened upon your recipe. I had some very ripe bananas that I wanted to make muffins with, but I wanted a healthy recipe for my family since we are all trying to eat better just past the holidays. I thought I was going to have to create a muffin recipe myself because I knew that I wanted to use bananas, applesauce and oatmeal, but couldn't find a recipe on my favorite sites. With one final attempt, I just googled the ingredients I wanted to use, and voila ... there you were! I love the muffin. I added walnuts because I like crunch. One question however ... have you calculated nutrition facts? I came back to the website because I wanted to tell my family how many calories, but I don't see them. Thanks again for the recipe!
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  • Thanks for the recipe! Had only 2 bananas so I added an extra 1/3 cup of applesauce, reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup and added dried cranberries. For convection oven 14 minutes did the trick. Made 12 exactly but some how there are only 11 left ....(tester as soon as they come out of the oven right!!!??)
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    • YES! Testers are important!
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  • Fabulous! Just made these this morning and had one right out of the oven...delicious! Thank you for the recipe!
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  • All the ingredients are listed in the directions at the top where the pictures are but not in the recipe at the bottom....I think that is what some rude people are referring to. These look yummy, can't wait to make them!!!! : )
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  • Great recipe, switched flour for whole wheat and added a scoop of vanilla protein powder. Turned out amazing. Thanks for sharing.
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  • I just made these with my 4 year old twins. I made them as mini muffins because I never know how much they will eat. My 1 twin who is a very picky eater is on her 4th or 5th one. Yay!
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  • Has anyone frozen these or any type of similar muffins? Just wondering how long they last. Even in refrigerator?
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  • I was surprised by how good these are! I was a little skeptical because of the lack of butter/oil, and I assumed I'd have to butter them up once baked, but not the case! I did use quick cook oats, and they turned out well. I will definitely make these again.
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  • I just tried these tonight and added chocolate chips. It was so good and a healthier way to feed that sweet tooth when you are wanting baked goods. I had made some homemade applesauce this weekend and it turned out perfect. Defiantly recommend this recipe. Adding some walnuts would make this even more awesome
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    • LOVE this idea, Stephanie! I may do it for the kiddos for a surprise tomorrow
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  • These are so yummy! Making them for the second time. My 2.5 year old loves anything with "nana" :) thank you!
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  • Love these muffins!!!!! Thank you
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  • Yum can't wait to try these!
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  • The order of ingredients in the instructions is so obvious it's redundant whether they are specified. Dry ingredients mix together; wet ingredients mix together. I am grateful for this post, because it is the only one that I have found so far suiting my preferences. Thank you for posting!
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    • They're in the oven for my toddler. My house smells amazing! Thanks for sharing!
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  • where are these ingredients in your instructions - salt, vanilla and cinnamon ??? probably should check recipes before posting
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  • You are missing steps - vanilla and salt maybe more don't post a recipe with steps missing
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    • No need to be rude
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      • Why are people so rude????
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  • My kids would love these! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!
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  • This looks so yummy would love to try this
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  • Perfect for snacking! :) Pinning!
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  • PERFECT portable breakfast idea! I have family coming to town in a few days (including 2 little ones) - so making these for them!
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  • THANK you! Because I have an oatmeal muffin recipe, but I've also got these sad-looking-but-perfect-for-baking bananas that need to be used and was practically JUST thinking I needed to combine the two. And then there was your recipe at Motivation Monday. Love it...thanks! :)
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  • These look super yummy! We love muffins in my house, these would be good to have for breakfast or after school snack.
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