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June 13, 2017

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Oatmeal Banana Bites

These quick muffin-like bites have no added oil, use pureed banana as a sweetener, and feature whole-grain oats and oat flour.

Makes 8 muffins


1 cup rolled oats
1 cup oat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 cup pureed overripe banana (roughly 2 large bananas, see note)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons grain-sweetened vegan chocolate chips (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 F. In a mixing bowl, combine the oats, oat flour, baking powder, sea salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir through until well combined. 

Add the banana and vanilla (and chocolate chips, if using) to the dry mixture, and stir through until combined. 

Using a cookie scoop, place mounds of the batter (about 2 to 2 1/2 tablespoons) on to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 14 to 15 minutes, until set to the touch and a touch golden. Remove and let cool on pan for just a minute, then transfer to a cooling rack. 

Note: Use an immersion blender and a deep cup to puree your bananas (this is easiest, but a blender or small food processor will also work). It produces a very liquefied mixture, not like what you can get through mashing.

Idea: Try adding raisins or other dried fruit in place of the optional chocolate chips.

Source: Dreena Burton of

Per muffin: Calories: 114; Fat: 2 g; Saturated Fat: 0.3 g; Calories from Fat: 12%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 3 g; Carbohydrate: 22 g; Sugar: 4 g; Fiber: 3 g; Sodium: 136 mg; Calcium: 49 mg; Iron: 1 mg; Vitamin C: 2 mg; Beta-Carotene: 8 mcg; Vitamin E: 0.1 mg

Please feel free to tailor Physicians Committee recipes to suit your individual dietary needs.

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