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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Banana-Orange Muffins

Need something to do with those overripe bananas sitting on your kitchen counter? Well, here is a simple and healthy way to use them up! The orange zest adds a nice kick to these muffins and the rolled oats and whole wheat flour keeps them healthy.

Banana-Orange Muffins (or loaf)
Makes 12 muffins or 1 loaf

Dry Ingredients
1 3/4 cups Whole Wheat Flour (you can use white if that's what you have)
1 cup Rolled Oats
3 tbsp Brown Sugar
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon

Wet Ingredients
3 Ripe Bananas
1 Egg
2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
3/4 cup Milk
1 tbsp Orange Zest, finely chopped

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or line muffin tin or loaf pan

In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients

In a separate bowl, mash bananas with a fork. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Then add the oil, vanilla and milk and mix well. Stir in the orange zest.

Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and stir together until just combined. Do not overmix.

Scoop dough into prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean- 25-30 minutes for muffins and 45 to 50 minutes for loaf. Let cool on a wire rack.


  1. These look so healthy. I love that they are low sugar. I am giving these a try for sure.

  2. Yum, I love banana-anything, at any time of day! And I also love that they are lower in sugar!