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Banana Orange Oatmeal Muffins

Healthy muffins that are low in sugar, high-fibre, and use no oil.
Banana orange oatmeal muffins served
Healthy banana orange oatmeal muffins are low in sugar, oil-free and high fibre making them a healthy snack

This healthy muffin recipe is low in sugar, high in fibre, and use no oil! 
Flavours burst through with orange zest while the applesauce ensures each bite is moist. 
Perfect as an easy lunch box snack.

Healthy banana orange oatmeal muffins are full of fibre

3 reasons why I love these muffins

  1. Because we use the zest of a whole large orange the citrus flavours are bold. 
    This makes a nice breakfast change from the typical chocolate and banana muffin.
  2. There is not a lot of extra sugar in this recipe – YAY!
  3. To reheat: pop two muffins in the microwave for 30 seconds and serve with fresh room-temperature butter.

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Ingredients:

Gather all the ingredients ahead of baking so you know you have everything you need:
  • 1 cup organic rolled oats, blended to a flour-like texture
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 large orange, zested
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk or 2% milk
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  •  1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large ripe bananas

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Equipment:

Find everything you need ahead of time:

  • 12 muffin tray
  • muffin paper liners
  • 1 large and 1 medium mixing bowls
  • zester
  • blender
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • wooden spoon
  • scraper
  • oven mitt
  • cooling tray

Steps:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
    Line 12 muffin pans with paper liners.

     

  • Place organic oats in the blender and blend until they resemble flour.

     

  • Shake oat flour into a medium mixing bowl.
    Add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt, allspice, and orange zest. Stir everything until well combined.

     

  • Mash bananas until smooth and add to a large mixing bowl.
    Add milk of your choice, egg whites, unsweetened applesauce, and vanilla extract.
    Stir until well combined.

     

  • Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir until just mixed.
    Do not over-mix or the muffins will be tough.

     

  • Bake for 18-20 minutes.
    To test for doneness, insert a toothpick and check it is clean.

     

  • Cool on a rack before serving with butter. 
If you can, try using organic rolled oats. These are non-GMO and suitable for vegans! Milled in the Pacific Northwest.
Banana orange oatmeal muffins served

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Banana orange oatmeal muffins served

Banana Orange Oatmeal Muffins

Healthy muffins that are low in sugar, high-fibre, and use no oil.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 129 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup rolled oats blended to a flour-texture
  • 1 1/2 cups wholewheat flour
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 large orange zested
  • 3/4 cup milk or unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 large eggwhites
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 large bananas ripe, mashed

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C) and line muffin pans with liners.
  • Blend oats until flour-like in texture.
  • Add oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt, allspice, and orange zest to a medium mixing bowl.
  • Mash bananas until smooth and add to a large mixing bowl.
    Add the milk of your choice, egg whites, unsweetened applesauce, and vanilla extract. Stir until well combined.
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir until just mixed. Do not overmix or the muffins will be tough.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes. To test for doneness, insert a toothpick and check it is clean.
  • Cool on a rack before serving with fesh butter.

Notes

These muffins make a delicious, healthy lunchbox snack.

Nutrition

Calories: 129kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 220mgPotassium: 309mgFiber: 3gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 74IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 72mgIron: 1mg
Keyword heart-healthy, Quick
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