Banana Nut Muffin
It takes 25 minutes to bake this delicious, sugar-free banana nut muffin...and just 15 minutes to walk it off!



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KAREN HOCHMAN is editorial director of THE NIBBLE. She has eaten many a VitaMuffin, and baked all of these.


November 2006

Product Reviews / NutriNibbles / Breads

Vitalicious VitaMuffin Mix

Bake-Your-Own Diet Muffins & Make Holiday Recipes


Low or No Sugar, Low or No Fat, Cholesterol-Free, High Fiber


CAPSULE REVIEW: VitaMuffin has added a wonderful line of easy mixes to its line of fresh, 100-calorie VitaMufffins and VitaBrownies. Now, instead of making room in the freezer to store the frozen muffins, you can bake up a fresh batch every Sunday and have a week’s supply (or however long a dozen of these tasty muffins and brownies last in your household). The mixes also bake into holiday and entertaining specialties with recipes on the website.

A year ago we wrote about Vitalicious muffins—tasty 100-calorie muffins that are very popular among the weight-conscious muffin-lovers we know. They’re so tasty, it’s hard to believe they’re only 100 calories—and nutritious, too, with up to 6g of fiber, 4g of protein, and 0 to 1.5g of fat. If you couldn’t purchase fresh muffins in your area, you could order them shipped frozen, and microwave them to fragrant hot freshness every morning.

Now, the Vitalicious folks have come up with an even homier idea. They’ve turned their top-three muffin flavors—Banana Nut, Blue Bran and Deep Chocolate—into mixes, along with their popular Deep & Velvety Chocolate VitaBrownie. All you have to do is add two egg whites to each mix and optional chopped nuts, and supply the muffin tin and paper baking cups (or parchment paper for the brownies).

Then, your kitchen will be filled with the aroma of baked goodness, and in 25 to 27 minutes, your muffins or brownies will be ready to serve.

Each box makes a dozen muffins or brownies. They are all-natural with no preservatives. If you can’t eat the entire dozen, they can be frozen.

Healthy Comfort Food

Made for people who pursue a healthy lifestyle goals, VitaMuffins and VitaBrownies are comfort foods that just happen to be nutrient-dense, low-calorie, low-sugar or sugar-free, and low or no fat.

Vitalicious notes on the box that you can walk off the 100 calories of muffin or brownie in just 15 minutes. So, walk briskly somewhere for 15 minutes, then walk back, and enjoy two!

Vitamuffin Mix

While all are 100 calories or less per 2-ounce serving and cholesterol-free, you can further narrow your choice by nutritional components:

  • Banana Nut Muffins are sugar-free and have the fewest calories (90) but the most fat, 2.5g, 5g protein, 5g fiber. Note that nuts are not included so that the mix can be enjoyed by people with nut allergies. You can add 1/4 cup walnuts or chocolate chips.
  • Blue Bran Muffins (bran muffins with blueberries) are fat-free, 100 calories, with 3g protein and 6g fiber
  • Deep Chocolate Muffins are 98% fat free (1.5g fat) with 4g protein, 6g fiber and are made with whole wheat.
  • Deep & Velvety Chocolate VitaBrownies, topped with chopped walnuts, are 98% fat free (1.5g fat), have 4g protein, 7g fiber, and are made with whole wheat. The nuts are not included so that the mix can be enjoyed by people with nut allergies. You add 1/4 cup of the nuts of your choice, or chocolate chips.

Party Recipes

The mixes bake into recipes for entertaining, too. With recipes on the website, you can make

  • Banana Nut mix makes Classic Banana Nut Breakfast Loaf.
  • Blue Bran mix makes Cran-Blue Mini-Muffins and Toasted Snowberry Nut Cake.
  • Deep & Velvety Vita Brownie mix makes Cherry-Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes, Pepperminty-Chocolate Cupcakes and Super-Duper M&M Nutty-Fudge Brownies.
Banana Loaf Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes Brownies
Banana Nut Loaf Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes Super-Duper M&M Nutty-Fudge Brownies

Now, you can bring out your inner domestic god or goddess, have fresh-baked muffins, brownies or special recipes on the table, get plaudits from friends and family, and indulge in a tasty treat with better nutrition than an average slice of bread.

And, you can solve gift-giving problems, too. The muffins are attractively boxed and look good in gift baskets, as small holiday gifts and stocking-stuffers, even as party favors for the health-and-fitness crowd. Who wouldn’t want to get a box of 100-calorie chocolate muffins, complete with chocolate chips?

Vitalicious products are sold at fine retailers nationwide and can be purchased online.

Vitalicious VitaMuffin MIX and VitaBROWNIE MIX

Banana Nut, Blue Bran and Deep Chocolate Muffins and Deep & Velvety Chocolate VitaBrownie

Certified kosher (dairy) by Orthodox Union

  • 13-Ounce Package
  • Boxed 4-Pack
    (One Of Each Flavor)
  • Custom Carton Of 6
    Choose Your Own Flavors

Vitamuffin Four-Pack
Boxed Four-Pack is a perfect gift for the health-conscious muffin-lover.

Purchase online at or telephone 1.877.VITA.

Shipping additional. Prices and flavor availability are verified at publication
but are subject to change.


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