Learn how to make Banana Muffins, one of Rita's recipes for eating low fat for pancreatitis.

Banana Muffins


  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup dry oats
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon wheat bran
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 2 medium mashed bananas
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup chopped pitted dates
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup chopped dried pineapple
  • 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place 18 muffin cup liners in muffin cups; coat liners with cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl whisk together the flours, oats, brown sugar, wheat bran, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the center.
  3. In another bowl stir together the yogurt, banana and egg. Add to dry mixture and stir just until moist. Gently fold in dates, walnuts, and pineapple.
  4. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle the tops with flaxseed.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched in the center. Remove muffins from tins immediately. Cool on wire rack.