Banana Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins

When you have a one year old, mealtime is an adventure, and it definitely takes a little planning, if you want to give your toddler the most nutritious meals as possible. Breakfast has become fairly easy for me. I generally make everything ahead of time.  In the morning  I just have to throw things on a plate and heat as needed. Thaxton really likes muffins, so we have those quite often. I’ve been making them from scratch in order to pack them full of nutritious ingredients. After baking a batch I then put what we will need for the week in a container in the fridge and I freeze the rest for later. (Currently I have 4 types of muffins in the freezer.)

My favorite muffin is banana, so I just had to make it the first muffin Thaxton would try.  As I searched for a healthy recipe, I wanted something with oatmeal and applesauce. Oatmeal has so many great health benefits, and applesauce definitely helps make a moist muffin; plus you have health benefits there too!  I also added spinach to the recipe; this is an ingredient you can leave out if it is a turn-off for you, but I assure you that it doesn’t take away from the taste, and it definitely adds more nutrients to your muffins!  Hope you’ll try and enjoy these Banana Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins!

Banana Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins

Banana Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins


1 egg

3 bananas, mashed

1 cup spinach leaves (optional)

1/2 C. unsweetened applesauce

1 tsp. vanilla

3/4 C. brown sugar

1 C. old fashioned oatmeal (not quick oats)

1 1/2 C. flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. cinnamon


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray muffin tin with cooking spray or line with cupcake liners.

Chop bananas in to small pieces and place in food processor or blender. Add egg and applesauce. Also, add spinach leaves if you are using spinach. Chop/blend until banana is mashed and spinach is broken down in to tiny bits.

(If you are NOT using spinach, you don't have to use blender or food processor. You can simply mash the banana with a fork or potato masher and then combine with egg and applesauce)

Stir in vanilla, salt, cinnamon, flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Mix well. Stir in oatmeal until well combined.

Pour batter in to muffin cups (about 2/3 full). Bake 18-20 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean. Makes 12-15 muffins.

Do you have a healthy muffin recipe? If so, I’d love for you to share your link! Please reach out to me on social or stop by my Friday Favorites party to leave your link.

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