Healthy muffins for the ones you love


By Mandy Fayne

Member of the Chicago Parent Blog Network

We are in muffin mode at my house. My daughter spied the overly ripe bananas and wanted to try baking a new morning muffin for the week. We used red baking cups for a Valentine's Day theme.

To add more protein we added an extra egg white and yogurt. We also used 1 cup of oats and 1 cup of whole wheat flour for extra fiber. To keep these muffins low sugar, we only added a small amount of sugar and shredded coconut.

Enjoy this easy recipe for an extra healthy morning muffin!

Banana Oat Coconut Yogurt Muffin


  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed (Let your child be in charge of this part!)
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • ¾ cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (Optional- but in my house chocolate chips are a MUST!)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine all ingredients until smooth and lastly blend in the chocolate chips.

Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through.


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