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{2-Minute} Chocolate Chip Oat Bran Mug Muffin

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Dear Diary,

It’s been a stressful week of deadlines and demonstrations, culminating in a funeral. Thank goodness for wonderful family and friends. And jellybeans.

Now it’s Monday, and my to-do list is miles long. My first order of business: change the numbers on my list into bullet points. Who needs an exact count of to-dos, anyway? Not me, diary.

What I do need is a hearty breakfast. Oats are calling my name, but its not a mush kind of morning; it’s a chocolate chip muffin one. Lucky me, I finally figured out a 2-minute double oat muffin the other week. I’ve been working on a microwave oat muffin for a few weeks (multiple bombs along the way; some were quite frightening, diary), and then I struck gold with my proportions. It is pretty spectacular, if an oat bran muffin can be spectacular (yes, it can, and this one is). The texture is tender yet toothsome (thanks, oat bran) and the sweetness is spot on without any added sugar, just mashed ripe banana and a smidge of stevia sweetener.

This little-oat-bran-muffin-that-could (and can) would be wonderful with any kind of fruit (fresh or dried) or plain as can be (well, maybe a big schmear of jam…) But with just a couple teaspoons of miniature chocolate chips it is everything I want and need to start this week on the right footing.

Here’s to a good week. Not great, nor grand, just uneventful and good. I may make one of these muffins every morning to help clinch it.



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{2-Minute} Chocolate Chip Oat Bran Muffin

{2-Minute} Chocolate Chip Oat Bran Muffin

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 2 minutes

3 tablespoons oat bran


  • 3 tablespoons uncooked oat bran cereal
  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats (quick-cooking or old-fashioned)
  • 1 packet stevia or stevia-blend sweetener (e.g., Turvia or Purevia)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • pinch of fine sea salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons mashed very ripe banana
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons miniature semisweet chocolate chips


  1. In a large mug, whisk the oat bran, oats, stevia, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt until combined. Add the egg, banana, and vanilla; stir until well-blended. Smooth top of batter and sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  2. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute and 20 to 30 seconds until the center is just set. Let cool at least two minutes before eating, or cool entirely. Remove muffin from mug and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving Size entire recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 224Total Fat 8gCarbohydrates 28.9gFiber 5.2gSugar 6.6gProtein 11.1g

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Saturday 18th of January 2014

What about pumpkin instead of banana? I'm going to try it tomorrow! Thanks for your muffin recipes!


Wednesday 22nd of January 2014

Hi Lorena! I think that would be great--but you'll need to add some sweetener of some sort since the banana contributes much of the sweetness of the recipe.

Julie Munz Kumasaka via Facebook

Wednesday 22nd of May 2013

Can you use applesauce instead of banana?


Friday 24th of May 2013

Hi Julie,

I have not tried it but I think it would work great. Keep in mind that it will not be as sweet as the banana, so you will need to adjust the sweetener to your taste. :)

Power Hungry via Facebook

Thursday 18th of April 2013

Hope you enjoy it, Andrea! This is one of my go-to recipes :)

Andrea Weirick Howard via Facebook

Tuesday 16th of April 2013

You had me at "2-minute" - I'm all over this!


Tuesday 16th of April 2013

enjoy, Andrea!

Tina Verrelli

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013

Looks delicious Camilla!! Who can resist chocolate chips? - especially after some stressful days!! Wishing you a good day and a dwindled to do list!!


Tuesday 2nd of April 2013

Thanks, Tina!

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