Oatmeal Apple Banana Low Fat Muffins

Posted on Mar 4 2012 - 1:06pm by Barry C. Parsons

Low Fat Oatmeal Banana Apple Breakfast Muffins – A very easy to make recipe for moist, delicious breakfast muffins that uses a minimum of vegetable oil and sugar, although you’ll never miss it.

Oatmeal Apple Banana Low Fat Muffins

Oatmeal Apple Banana Low Fat Muffins


Oatmeal Apple Banana Low Fat Muffins are a great weekend brunch baking idea that also makes a terrific alternative to the Monday morning quick granola bar breakfast if you have some left over. I think these are best served warm as a wholesome quick breakfast.

These dense hearty muffins are very satisfying with very little added sugar or oil. The mashed bananas and grated apple keep these muffins particularly moist and a few seconds in the microwave to warm them make them just as good the next day.

Oatmeal Apple Banana Low Fat Muffins

Oatmeal Apple Banana Low Fat Muffins


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Oatmeal Apple Banana Low Fat Muffins


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Low Fat Oatmeal Banana Apple Breakfast Muffins - A very easy to make recipe for moist, delicious breakfast muffins that uses a minimum of vegetable oil and sugar, although you'll never miss it.
Recipe type: Breakfast/Brunch
Serves: 10-12 muffins
  • 1½ cups large rolled oats
  • 1 cup 60% whole wheat flour ( you can use all-purpose flour if you prefer)
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 1 cup grated unpeeled apple (approximately one large apple)
  1. Mix together the oatmeal, whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt,cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
  2. Beat together the eggs. oil and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Blend in the milk.
  4. Fold in the dry ingredients and when the flour is almost incorporated fold in the mashed banana and grated apple.
  5. Do not over mix. Fold in only until the fruit is mixed through the batter.
  6. Spoon into greased or paper lined muffin tins and bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Best served warm.


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I just found your blog, thanks to someone pinning these awesome muffins on Pinterest. Wow!! What a place to visit. I will be back!!!


Nice! Ask and you shall receive, hmm? Thanks!!


Great site! I’ll be back too…from the Pacific Northwest.


These were fabulous!! I didn’t put in any oil, substituted 4 tbsp of unsweetened applesauce, so didn’t put in any apple. Used 3 bananas and added 1/2 cup of natural bran to up the fibre content. Added crushed almonds and a tiny bit of brown sugar to the top b4 baking. Turned out wonderful, so moist and taste delicious!!! Oh and I used whole wheat flour. Healthy, healthy, healthy!!!!

Barry C. Parsons

Wow! You’re my kind of baker, Roz! I think I need to try your version. Thanks for sharing.

Michele Gerhard

This is precisely the kind of breakfast muffin I’ve been looking for! Thanks Barry 🙂


I just tried this recipe. Was I suppose to use oats or oatmeal? I used 1.5 cups of oatmeal as the recipe calls for however, the batter was pretty runny so i added 1/4 C oats. It all smell good and they look moist and are super moist but not very muffin like. Will try again using OATS and not OATMEAL.

Thanks for sharing.


I used Trader Joe’s Rolled oats gluten free and gluten free flour the first time I made these since my grandson is gluten sensitive and they came out fine.
The second time I made these I made them the same way, but used brown sugar in place of the white sugar and added blueberries to the mix. They were moist and delicious.


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Anyone know the calorie count on these?

Chalyse Meiklejohn

If you make 20 muffins out of this recipe, they are 105 calories if the recipe is followed exactly.


What a great way use up some bananas and an apple that no one will eat! Added 1/4c bran as suggested and used Greek yogurt in place of the oil. Really moist, a perfect muffin for the fall!


1 1/2 cups of oats or oatmeal??


When you say 60% whole wheat flour, do you mean 60% of a cup and the rest ap flour or just 60% of a cup?


These are delicious. Made them several times. Only thing I change is I use coconut oil for the oil and almond milk as the milk. My whole family loves them!


has anyone tried freezing/defrosting them? Thank you!

Jen S.

Do you know the calorie count per muffin? I am not good at calculating that kind of thing :).

I have also added 5 to 6 heaping spoonfuls of flax seed and about 1/2 cup of dried cranberries :). Very good! Thanks for the recipe!


Awesome recipe….just made these today. I used 100% ww flour and followed the recipe as is. They smell so wonderful and are chewy & moist and my 5 yr olds loved them… They can’t wait to eat them for breakfast.

Jo Ann

I made these today and they came out wonderful and taste very very good. I love them…


What is the quantity of flour?


How much flour? I’m looking forward to trying these!

Janice Marchbank

Want to try these muffins… My husband is allergic to bananas… Could I substitute a cup of applesauce for the banana? It would just mean there would be more apple flavor right?


What kind of apple do you recommend? Would Granny Smith apples be too bitter?


how much fiber is in one muffin?


Great muffins!

I used coconut oil instead of veg oil. I also subbed 4 tbsp coconut sugar in place of cane dugar. I also added 3 tbsp ground flax and a few tbsp apple sauce because I used oatmeal istead of oats and it seemed too thick. Next time I will will probably add extra baking powder to give them a bit more lift.

Thry were a hit qith my 5 year old though. She asked me for banana bread and these fit the bill. She even thanked me for baling these.


I subbed 2 tablespoons of oil with non sweetened applesauce, and I subbed half the sugar with splenda. Muffins were awesome. With my subs calories were 118 per muffin, making 16 muffins. Will definitely make these again.

I just want to say this recipe is awesome. I don’t follow blogs but I am always looking for new HEALTHY recipes to incorporate into my diet. Ya know, food that makes you sane. This by far is one of the best healthy muffins I came across. I did make some adjustments to lower the fat content. Instead of 2 whole eggs, I used 1 whole egg and one egg white; used a 1/4 cup of unsweetened natural applesauce; subbed regular sugar with Truvia; used unsweetened vanilla cashew milk; and finally, I used regular oatmeal. They came out perfectly sweetened… Read more »

Perfect! Thank you for this recipe. For breakfast, they go great with some Greek yogurt and a drizzle of honey and as a snack or dessert vanilla ice cream is just the bomb <3


Can I substitute almond milk for reg. Milk?

Kristyn Schott

These are so delicious. I am really big into healthy eating and so it can be hard to find recipes for healthier snacks and treats like this. I baked them and they smelled and tasted amazing, and healthy! Definitely will be keeping this one in the books!



I have tried this recipe several times and every time they turn out great. I make couple of batches and freeze them. My kids love them too! Thank you for sharing a very healthy and delicious recipe.


These sound amazing. Have you ever added shredded carrot to these? If so how much would you recommend?


Do you think I could swap the sugar for splenda? Would it be an even swap or has anyone tried this?


Thank you for a awesome recipe. I was craving something yummy but we are trying to live healthier .I found this on Pinterest and had all the ingredients so thought I give it a try .SO GLAD I DID! This really hit the spot. Going to make it a regular go to recipe. Even my 8 year old son loved them. If in doubt try it you won’t regret it! Follow the recipe exactly.


These muffins are delicious! I am not ordinarily a fan of muffins and I had 3 this morning they are so good and healthy. Thanks for the recipe. My kids love them too!


I made these and followed the recipt to a T except I switched the apple for one container of Compliments organic apple sauce. I made 12 muffins and calculated them to be 184 cal. with 2.3g of fibre and 5g of protein per muffin


Is there a good substitute for banana? I can’t use them but they seem to appear in recipes that otherwise sound fabulous.