Blueberry & Banana Oat Morning Muffins

Monday, March 18, 2013

From our skinny table to yours...

While still cooking in the muffin tin, we are mixing up our breakfast this week and indulging in fruit and oatmeal muffins!  We love the muffin tin because it's fabulous for portion control.  Ok, let's do some nutritional analyzing here.... you're running late and decide to pick up a blueberry muffin on your way to work..now let's take a look at the damage.  Whether your grabbing breakfast from Starbucks or Dunkin' you're looking at between 380-470 calories with around 17 grams of FAT!  That's just ridiculous.  Is that how you want to start your day?  No, we didn't think so ;)

We promise ours will satisfy your blueberry muffin craving without any of the guilt that comes along with indulging!  These are super simple to make and not a drop of sugar, butter, cream or flour is involved ;)  One of our favorite skinny substitutions when baking is to sub out sugar for applesauce!  The applesauce allows for all the sweetness you need at a fraction of the calories.  The wet ingredients in this dish come only from applesauce, blueberry greek yogurt, non-fat milk, egg whites and vanilla extract.  Pour this mixture over the dry ingredients consisting of only the fruit and oats!  It doesn't get any healthier that this :)




At only 105 calories per muffin you can go ahead and feel good about eating breakfast!  There are so many different varieties you can create using this method of cooking if you aren't feeling the blueberry muffins this week.  Fresh strawberries and strawberry yogurt or fresh raspberries and raspberry yogurt would be delicious as well!  Another great combo would be banana and walnut, just be sure to portion out your walnuts appropriately as calories can really add up when it comes to nuts!  


Let's all prep our breakfast out for the week so we can start our mornings out healthy together!  Hope you enjoy :)

Nutrition facts per serving
Serving size: 1 muffin
Calories: 105
Fat: 1.4 grams
Carbs: 19.6 grams
Dietary fiber: 2.5 grams
Protein: 4.5 grams

Blueberry & Banana Oat Morning Muffins
Ingredients
1.5 cups oatmeal
1 cup applesauce
1 blueberry greek yogurt (5.3 oz)
1 cup non-fat milk
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 banana
1 tbsp egg white
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder

Let's get cooking!
1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2.  First mix all dry ingredients together into bowl.  Chop your banana and mix with the blueberries, oatmeal and baking powder.  Mix well and set aside
3.  Moving on to the wet ingredients.  Whisk together the yogurt, applesauce, milk and vanilla extract
4.  Spray muffin tin well with non-stick spray to coat or use muffin liners.  Fill muffin tins with dry ingredients.
5.  Once the oatmeal is portioned out, pour the wet combination over top all muffins.  Stir each individual muffin to make sure all oats are saturated
6.  Bake muffins for approx 30 minutes or until knife is pierced through the center and comes out clean

Serves 12 muffins!  Enjoy :)


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18 comments

  1. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks Kimberly! Let us know if you try them!

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  2. These look so yummy!!!
    I found you girls from the blog hop and I'm your newest follower :)

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    1. Thanks Beth! Glad you stopped by :) Look forward to checking out your blog too!

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  3. Wow so easy to make, i might need to make this soon! thanks for sharing!

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  4. oh my, these are awesome - thanks for sharing! Blog Hopping from "Life of Meg"

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Let us know if you try them! They are delicious :)

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  5. Hey girls!! I just nominated you for the blogger Liebtser award!! http://cupcakesandbling.blogspot.com/2013/03/liebster-award.html. ~Kari

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  6. That looks sooooo good! I seriously want to try this recipe :)


    I'm your newest follower from the Monday Mingle
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    1. Thanks!! These are delicious! Let us know if you try them :)

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  7. Has anyone ever tried them with frozen fruit?

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    1. Hi Jessica! You can absolutely make these with frozen fruit ... hope you enjoy :)

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  8. These look fantastic! I am definitely going to try these out! Thanks for linking up!! I hope you will come back next week :D

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  9. Not sure what to think about this recipe. There was no way all this was fitting in one 12-muffin tin. I had dry ingredients left over for probably 6 more muffins. I had to scrape everything out of the tin and mix together and repour. Then I realized I forgot to mix in the remaining dry ingredients that wouldn't fit into the pan the first time. Had to take it all out of the tin again! It was a mess. Hopefully they will taste good. The batter was great.
    Also, in step 3, you forgot to mention to add the egg white. :)

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  10. Will this work with almond milk?

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  11. I am dying to make these.. they are the healthiest recipe I have found! Can i substitute almond milk and steel cut oats?

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