Fit Hungry Mama

One mama's journey of finding balance with food, fitness, family, and fun

Fat Free Oat Bran Muffins

on July 9, 2012

My dear friend at  Fit Foodie for Life shared this recipe with me several years ago.  I started using it regularly when my first born son became old enough to eat solids. He always asks for these muffins, so I like to double or sometimes triple this recipe and freeze the leftovers for a quick nutritious breakfast!

Fat Free Oat Bran Muffins

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups flour (I use whole wheat flour to bump up the nutrition value)

1 cup oat bran

1/2 cup sugar or sugar substitute (I use a sugar substitute called Stevia in the Raw)

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

3/4 cup fat-free milk

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups of your favorite fruit (chopped, mashed, or pureed) ***

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 400 F. Combine all dry ingredients in bowl. Then add milk, applesauce, vanilla, and whisk together. Fold in fruit. Pour into greased muffin pan. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes.

***Fruit recommendations:

2 bananas (pureed or mashed) ; you can add chopped walnuts just remember that nuts are full of healthy fats and will increase total calories per serving

1 banana (mashed) and strawberries (finely chopped)

blueberries (whole)

sliced apples or pears marinated in cinnamon and part of the sugar/sweetener called for in recipe

sliced apples marinated in Torani’s Sugar-free caramel syrup and cinnamon (be sure to cut back on sugar/sweetener in the dry ingredients)

canned pumpkin (not the pumpkin pie filling); add pumpkin pie spices to mix

shredded carrot and ripe peaches

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