Banana Oatmeal Muffins {Vegetarian, Whole Food}

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When my sister and I were kids, we lived close enough to take family trips to our cousins’ house in New Orleans and did so on a regular basis. One of the treats our aunt made while we were there were these delicious Banana Oatmeal Muffins. We loved them so much, Mom got the recipe and we made them pretty often after that. I’m adapting it slightly to suit our new Get Real lifestyle, but it was pretty close to “real” already.

Banana Oatmeal Muffins
Ingredients for 18 muffins

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat white flour
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten (or egg substitute)
  • 1/2 cup banana, mashed (2 bananas)
  • 3/4 cup yogurt whey or milk
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)


Preheat oven to 400.
Stir dry ingredients. Set aside. Mix egg, banana, milk (whey) and applesauce.
Add liquid to dry. Fill lined or greased muffin cups about 2/3 full.
Bake at 400 for 15 to 18 minutes.

The Results
I’ve always loved these muffins, but I think they whole food version is even better than the original. I also sometimes add a bit of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.

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  1. Sarah @ Natures Nurt says

    I love that this recipe uses whole wheat flour and nothing else, making it a truly 100% whole wheat recipe. And banana is my all-time favorite fruit, so adding it to oatmeal…in a muffin? Sounds awesome! Can't wait to make these! I'm pinning this :)

  2. Kristi says

    These muffins are definitely one of my all-time favorites. Let me know if you try it; hope you like them.