Healthy Pumpkin Banana Muffins

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Great-tasting healthy muffins with pumpkin, applesauce, and banana. Freeze well for a quick breakfast or snack!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease or line muffin tins with paper liners.
  3. Combine flours, bran, oats, baking powder, spices, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
  4. Using whisk or spoon, stir until well mixed.
  5. Combine remaining ingredients (except nuts) in a large mixing bowl; beat until smooth.
  6. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
  7. Beat just until combined.
  8. Spoon into prepared pans or tins (fill cups until just about full).
  9. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until toothpick inserted in the middle of the muffin comes out clean.
  10. Remove muffins from pan and cool on wire rack as soon as they come out of the oven.
  11. Makes about 30 hearty muffins.
  12. These freeze well!


Most Helpful

Very yummy! I used 1 1/2 c white whole wheat flour and 2 c spelt flour. I also didn't have oat bran and used 1/4 c flax meal. I used 1 c coconut sugar and 1/2 c maple syrup for the sweetener and only had 2 bananas so I used an extra bit of pumpkin puree. I also only had 3/4 c applesauce so I had to use 1/4 c olive oil. Made regular and mini muffins and my kids love them. I will definitely make again.

newmama November 10, 2011

Hearty and yummy! My son made these with a mom-assist. We made some changes to match what we had, too. All whole wheat pastry flour (all the good stuff of whole wheat, but not the bitterness and grit) (no all purpose flour). We didn't have oat bran or walnuts, so we substituted a 1/2 cup ground golden flax (brown is too bitter) and 1/4 cup wheat germ. Only had 1/2 cup applesauce, so we used 1/2 cup olive oil, too. Tasty and hearty with just a bit of sweet. Cooked great in 24 minutes. Next time I'll try 4 bananas for more flavor.

Peppermint Wind April 07, 2015

Absolutely beautiful, beautiful and delicious muffins.

I made a few substitutions based on what I had on hand -- 1/2 cup rye flour, 1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour, 1 cup oat bran, 2 cups all purpose flour. For the liquid part I substituted 1/2 cup greek yogurt for applesauce since I only had a cup. With all these changes, I had to add a bit of milk to incorporate all the flour. I did only bake for 20 min at 350 C. Next time, I would decrease the ginger a bit as personally ginger is not my favorite -- just by a little!

It's great that they were so adaptable and came out so well.

javengreen January 01, 2011

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