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Healthy Oatmeal Muffins

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Olena Osipov
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Healthy Oatmeal Muffins

This baked oatmeal in a form of convenient pre-portioned grab and go breakfast is made with applesauce, banana, no sugar and no flour. Easy, delicious and the best breakfast on the go. I guarantee you have all ingredients on hand to make these healthy oatmeal muffins right now.

I made 2 versions: one with mashed bananas (just yellow ripe ones, no need to wait for them to turn brown) and another one with unsweetened applesauce. Both super delicious!

Oats, milk, pecans, bananas, vanilla extract

As expected, my kids couldn’t stop eating these oatmeal muffins. I swear, my kids will eat almost anything in a muffin form. I’m sure you can relate. These muffins are really just your usual morning oatmeal. That is what I wanted – no added sugar, just what I would add to a bowl of oatmeal. I just wanted the convenience. Especially with the school start (thank you, heavens!) and cooler weather (thank you, heavens again!), I can bake and think straight again.

Oh, and these are similar, just without protein powder, to my banana oat protein muffins.

Looking for more baked oatmeal goodies? Try my baked oatmeal breakfast bars, banana oat bars and morning glory muffins with oat bran.

Applesauce in pot

And I will share my applesauce secret. I never buy it and probably save about $300 a year. I have this tiny apple tree that produces gazillion of apples but many of them get worms before ripening. So, this year we made half into applesauce and half froze for smoothies (that was my new “aha” moment). So, to make applesauce I cut apples (no peeling necessary), remove core, add to a big pot, add half water and cook until soft, about 45-60 minutes. Then cool down, blend and pack in 1 cup portions into BPA free snack bags. Freeze. That is it. Easy peasy.

Making applesauce
Kids asked for some applesauce without the skins to eat now and they do not like it blended too much. So, I just put some in a strainer over a bowl and stirred with a laddle as it was separating from the skins. Again, easy peasy.

I hope you enjoy these super easy and healthy oatmeal muffins! To die for, especially the apple one as it is Fall time now.

Healthy Oatmeal Muffins

Healthy Oatmeal Muffins

Healthy Oatmeal Muffins Recipe with applesauce, banana, no sugar and no flour. Easy, delicious and the best breakfast on the go.
5 from 8 votes
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Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 116kcal
Author: Olena Osipov



  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line muffin tin with liners or use silicone muffin tin. Spray with cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add bananas (applesauce + maple syrup), milk, coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; whisk well to combine. Add oats and stir to mix. Do not over mix.
  • Using large ice cream scoop, fill 12 openings with batter and garnish with pecans or apple slices, if desired. Bake banana version for 20 minutes and applesauce one for 23 minutes. Remove from the oven and let muffins cool for 10 minutes. Enjoy hot or cold.

Store: Store in a glass airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 3 - 4 days, in a fridge for up to a week or in a freezer for up to 3 months.


    • *Bananas can be yellow and not over ripen. Or you can use 1 cup applesauce + 2 tbsp maple syrup or raw honey instead of bananas.


    Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg
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    Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

    My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys, a wife to Alex and we reside on magical Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. This is our healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I grew up on real food. As an adult, I struggled with diets for years because none worked long-term. Now for over 10 years, I cook easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

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    1. 5 stars
      I have made this more times than I can count.
      The recipe is perfect as it is, but even if you tweak it a little bit, it works.
      I’ve used spelt flakes, barley flakes, rye flakes, or a combination instead of the oats. I’ve used up oat and wheat bran for extra fiber. I’ve replaced the bananas (although this version is my favorite) with pumpkin puree, beets puree, carrots, and it has worked beautifully every time. Soy milk work, so does almond and even whey.
      These have become my absolute favorite breakfast muffins.
      Thanks for another great recipe, Olena.

      1. Hi Susana! It means so much to me that you truly enjoy this muffin recipe. Thanks for sharing all your tips and variations too!

    2. 5 stars
      TBH i was skeptical when i made the batter cos it looked like overnight oats XP But they turned out really well! & i love how simple it is! Great recipe 😀

    3. 5 stars
      LOVE THIS. My slight differences: 3 bananas (instead of 2 to make super moist muffins), semi-sweet chocolate chips, and approximately 1/2 teaspoon of coconut manna (coconut butter) on top of each muffin when they are warm out of the oven as a sort of “icing”. I also ensure I take the muffins out of the oven when they are golden brown, no risk of uncooked eggs as there are no eggs in this recipe. I love how easy this recipe is, and the best part- NO FLOUR!!! That is the #1 thing I search for in snacks, as I feel I don’t really need flour in my life. I would rather get my carbs from sweet potatoes, lentils, chick peas, etc. I realize oats have carbs but I just prefer eating less (i.e., no flour recipes) as I feel much better when I eat less carbs. Overall- AWESOME recipe. ifoodreal is the #1 website I search recipes on as I love your approach to recipes and health. Keep the amazing recipes coming 🙂

    4. 5 stars
      Very easy to make and tasty too.
      I made a few changes:
      Cinnamon – more than 1/2 tsp ( closer to 3/4 tsp).
      Used olive oil in place of coconut oil.
      Added 1 dark square of Trader Joe’s 70% chocolate
      Chopped finely with large handful of walnut halves

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