Chocolate Fruit Muffins

    30 minutes

    These delicious muffins have no oil, butter or yeast! You may use oat bran instead of oats if you wish.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 egg
    • 1 1/3 cups mashed ripe banana
    • 3/4 cup (165g) packed brown sugar
    • 1/3 cup apple sauce
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 cup (80g) quick cooking oats
    • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
    • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease one 12 cup muffin pan.
    2. In a large bowl, combine egg, banana, brown sugar, apple sauce and vanilla. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, bicarb soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
    3. Gently stir flour mixture and oatmeal into banana mixture. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups.
    4. Bake in preheated oven or 15 to 20 minutes, or until light brown. Remove muffins from pan and place on a wire rack to let cool before serving.

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    I eliminated the chocolate chips and nuts and used whole wheat flour. They came out healthy and delicious!  -  17 Feb 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    When I make muffins with oatmeal (or oatmeal and nuts combined) I try to use half the amount, let it sit for five minutes or so after the batter's been mixed so that the oats have a chance to soak up some of the liquid added to the recipe, then see if the batter needs more oatmeal or not. This muffin batter did not--1/2 cup of oatmeal was plenty. I ran the oats through my food processor for a finer texture before using it. I cut the brown sugar back to a half cup, used my own homemade applesauce and only used a pinch of salt. Because I'm out of chocolate chips right now, I used raisins. These turned out very good--moist and chewy with a great deal of flavor from all the different additions in this muffin. We enjoyed these very much. I'm really glad I cut the oatmeal in half, I think if I hadn't, the muffins would have been too dry. I'll make this again.  -  20 Aug 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I have been trying to reduce my husband's cholesterol. He needs snacks to take to work for his break. These were just WONDERFUL...very moist and sweet. I gave some to my elderly parents and they loved them too. I used egg substitute and also pecans because that's all I had. Very yummy and good for you! I LOVE this site!!!  -  27 Feb 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)