Make Ahead

Pumpkin/Banana Oatmeal Muffins

November  9, 2010
3 Ratings
  • Makes 12
Author Notes

When I see a muffin I think of peaceful mornings, a hot cup of coffee, and no sugar to make me jittery. This is a no sugar recipe, but is full of flavor. —AngieWalker

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup solid pack pumpkin
  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons old fashioned oats
  1. Combine flours, 1/2 c. oats, walnuts, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt in large bowl. Combine pumpkin, bananas, eggs, honey, apple juice, and vegetable oil in a mixer bowl. Mix well. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients; stir just until blended. Spoon into 12 paper-lined muffin cups. Sprinkle with 2 TBS oats. Bake in preheated 370 degree F. oven for 23-27 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove muffins to wire rack; cool slightly. Serve warm with apple butter or fruit preserves. Makes 1 dozen.

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14 Reviews

SharonSchoen October 20, 2014
I added chocolate chips, substituted pecans for walnuts and sprinkled with oats, chocolate chips and pumpkin seeds before baking. They were delicious AND beautiful.
Sarah D. October 19, 2013
alright provisions peeps, we made a slight modification to the recipe. Jude (6), Mark Jr. (13 months) & myself decided to add chopped apricots, chocolate chips and flaxseed for crunch. Worried about the batter being a little on the wet side and lacking in buttery fatty goodness but maybe that's the next recipe mod!
epicureanodyssey November 21, 2012
Delicious! Was perusing banana bread recipes and came upon this one. I used maple syrup instead of honey, and almond milk instead of apple juice as I had none in my pantry or fridge. Also added toasted coconut Just because. Um, um , good!
ruth.tshin July 27, 2012
This is a fantastic no sugar recipe. My muffins turned out light and fluffy, not heavy or gluey. Used cake flour (am in Thailand and all purpose flour baking turns out heavy) and substituted almonds for walnuts and cooked, diced apples (at least 1 cup with liquid) for the apple juice and pumpkin. It tasted more like an apple spice muffin (which is really hard to find here!) so will definitely make again.
Ghazzzit July 22, 2012
Delicious, healthy, and flexible recipe! I halved it and used finely grated carrots in place of the pumpkin, cinnamon/nutmeg/ginger/cloves in place of the premixed spice, 100% whole wheat flour (scant measurement) and orange instead of applejuice (+ an extra splash) as it's what I had on hand.
These turned out moist, flavorful and had just the right amount of sweetness for breakfast with coffee this morning. Thank you!
AngieWalker April 16, 2012
I hope your son enjoys his first birthday!
silverblue78 April 16, 2012
I love that this is so low in sweeteners! i'm going to try these on my 10 month old only with all AP flour and no nuts. If it's a success, then I have his personal cake for his 1st birthday!
AngieWalker September 23, 2011
I'm sure they can be made without the oat meal. Just increase the flour a little more.
Jen B. September 23, 2011
these sound great, and i have some bananas that are just about perfect for baking...can they be made without the oats?
Lanip February 26, 2011
Made these yesterday and had to make another batch today. They are delicious and healthy, great for breakfast. Thank for the great recipe!
AngieWalker November 14, 2010
I'm glad you all enjoyed them. I like this recipe because there is no sugar involved. A perfect breakfast treat. Great suggestions drbabs. A great recipe that is very versatile.
drbabs November 14, 2010
I made these yesterday and they are really good. (Your timing instructions are impeccable!) I reversed the ratio of whole wheat to white flour and added a tablespoon of bran. I also didn't have apple juice so I used milk instead. I suggest that you puree the banana so you don't have banana chunks, and toast the walnuts for great flavor. A wonderful seasonal treat that we'll be having for breakfast all this week. Thanks for a great recipe!
BlueKaleRoad November 10, 2010
Banana, pumpkin and oats...yum! Great flavors and I will definitely make these. Perfect for my family's breakfast.
drbabs November 9, 2010
I have a bunch of bananas that are getting to the ripe side of where I like them, and I plan to make these muffins--they sound great.