Heavenly Banana-Nut Oat Muffins Recipe

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If you’ve ever been lazy, perhaps you’ve walked into Costco or some other wholesaler and bought a package of muffins, only to examine them and realize there are enough calories in one muffin to last an entire day.  Skinnytaste to the rescue with this quick easy recipe.  They are fantastic the first couple days.  They freeze well if you are not going to get to them right away.  With the milk content, I’d recommend leaving them no more than a couple days.

Why there is no picture in the Skinnytaste book on this one I’m not sure, it’s a delicious muffin.  Half way through making this I knew this was a winner.  I grew up in the time of eating raw batter and not fearing it.   This recipe makes 12 muffins.  When you pour the batter into the muffin tins you’ll pretty much be at the top.  They don’t rise as much as regular muffins as they don’t contain much flour. Makes 12 regular sized muffins or 6 jumbo muffins (you’ll end up eating 2 anyways).


Recipe adapted from Skinnytaste Cookbook.  

1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats

1 1/4 cups of almond milk (unsweetened) or milk

1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar (don’t have dark brown sugar?  Add 1 tsp molasses to light brown sugar)

1 cup ripe bananas (about 2 bananas)

2 large egg whites

2 tbsp honey

1 tbsp oil

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 whole wheat flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp kosher salt

3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Betty Twists: 

The following spices go compliment the flavors in the above recipe.  Use one or use a combination.  Start small and adjust as necessary.  I’ve done 1/4 tsp of Cinnamon or Cardamom, or Penzey’s Pie spice. You can add more, but cannot take out once you put in too much:

  • Allspice*, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Ground Cloves*, Powdered Ginger*, Nutmeg*, Orange Peel, Penzey’s Pie Spice
  • *go really easy with these.  They can overpower a recipe very quickly.


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Pour oats with milk and let sit for about 30 minutes.  While waiting measure out your other ingredients.20160522_204246.jpg
  3. Add brown sugar, mashed bananas, eggs whites, honey, oil, and vanilla and mix.
  4. In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Slowly incorporated the flour mixture into the moistened flavored oat mixture.20160522_210159.jpg
  6. Fold in chopped walnuts.
  7. Pour into muffin tin.20160522_210657.jpg
  8. Bake for 20-24 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out clean from muffins).20160522_211149.jpg
  9. Let cool before serving.  Is very yummy while warm.20160522_214318.jpg

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