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From the desk of K:


I stumbled upon this recipe while scouring Pinterest for a healthy muffin or bread recipe that would get rid of some pretty ripe bananas I had in the kitchen.  As I’ve said before, muffins, even ones labeled as “healthy,” can oftentimes be misleading so I made sure to be diligent when picking a recipe to use.  The original recipe comes from Fitness magazine and actually calls for chocolate chips as well, but, due to my Lenten sacrifice of no candy or desserts, I had to make these sans chocolate.  They actually turned out to be much more delicious than I had anticipated, and I had to refrain from eating more than one!


  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 ¼ cup skim milk
  • ¾ cup mashed bananas (I ended up using 3 small/medium bananas)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix the oats, brown sugar, baking powder and salt together in a bowl and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk your egg whites and mix in the skim milk, bananas, and vanilla extract.
  • Add in the dry ingredients and mix everything together until well blended.
  • Lightly coat muffin tins with cooking spray and spoon in the mixture.
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes, then enjoy!

Makes about 18 regular-sized muffins.