Applesauce Banana Oat Muffins are super moist and a perfect healthy breakfast. There is no dairy and no refined sugar! These are sweetened with the banana and maple syrup!
Applesauce Banana Oat Muffins
I am super excited about these muffins. For one thing, I love a good muffin. Are you the same way? I just love muffins. But not dry ones, those I don’t like ;).
These muffins are NOT dry! Yay! I actually adapted the recipe from another popular muffin recipe I have on my blog. These Applesauce Oat Muffins have great review and everyone that tries them loves them!
So here is what I did. I wanted to add a banana. Cause bananas are great in baked goods. Then, I wanted to swap out the sugar for something a little better. I went for maple syrup! I love the flavor of maple and did you know, it has some great health benefit too! (We are talking REAL maple syrup, not the fake flavored kind full of sugar :)) Because I added the maple syrup I didn’t add the milk. So these are fair free if you use coconut oil ( you can use melted butter if you want though).
Tip for making these muffins:
- You can use butter in place of the coconut oil. I have made these muffins both ways!
- Make sure you don’t over-mix the batter. Just stir until it’s combined.
- These don’t have a lot of flour, don’t worry! They bake up perfect. I like to measure my flour so I use the exact amount. If you don’t have a kitchen sale, just spoon and level the flour. Basically, don’t pack it in like you do brown sugar 🙂
- If you don’t have real maple syrup you can sub in white sugar and milk. I’d add 1/3 cup sugar and 1/2 cup milk.
Is maple syrup better for you than white sugar?
Yep! I love real maple syrup because of the taste, it has a nice caramel like sweetness to it. But it is also better for you too! It has antioxidants plus zinc, magnesium, calcium & potassium! It also has a lower score on the glycemic index. Here is a website with lots more info on all the health benefits of maple syrup if you are interested 🙂
How to make healthy applesauce banana oat muffins
- Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees. Line a 12-count muffin tin with liners or grease the muffin cups then set it aside. I love parchment liners!
- In a medium bowl, stir together the coconut oil (or melted butter) oatmeal, applesauce, mashed banana maple syrup, egg and vanilla. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
- Make a well in the center and pour in the applesauce mixture. Stir until just combined (don’t over-mix or the muffins will be dense and dry).
- Distribute the batter evenly among the 12 muffin cups.
- Bake the muffins for 15-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Don’t over-bake or the muffins will be dry.
- Remove the muffins to a rack to cool completely.
I really hope you try these muffins! Enjoy!!!
These muffins have no added sugar but all the flavor and texture! Super moist and sweetened with maple syrup!
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil (melted)
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats (rolled oats)
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 large egg
- 1 ripe banana (mashed)
- 1/3 cup real maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup flour (3.75 ounces)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Line your 12-count muffin tin with liners or grease and then set aside. I love to use these parchment liners!
In a medium size bowl, measure you coconut oil. Then melt in the microwave if needed. Add the oats, applesauce, egg, mashed banana, maple syrup & vanilla. Stir together then set aside.
In a large bowl measure the flour (spoon and level, don't pack it in or measure 3.75 ounces). Add the baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon & salt. Stir till combined. Make a well and add the wet ingredients. Fold together just until there are no more flour streaks but be careful not to over-mix the batter.
Distribute the batter evenly among the 12 muffin cups (I like to use a large cookie scoop for this!) Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. (I baked mine for 17 min.)
Once slightly cooled remove and let cool completely on a cooling rack.
-You can use melted butter in place of the coconut oil
Source: Baked in Arizona – adapted from these Applesauce Oat Muffins. I added a banana, sweetened with maple syrup and omitted the milk.