Muffin Mania 30 years later.

One of my favorite cookbooks
Muffin Mania was my favorite go to cook book when my children were growing up.  This book was first published in 1982 and I got my copy for Christmas in 1983. 

The book contained more than 60 different muffin recipes for all occasions.  This lifesaver book for a young mom sending lunches to school was written by 2 sisters, Joan Pauli and Cathy Prange of Kitchener.  Now I use this book to make mini muffins for my grandson’s nutrition breaks in Kindergarten.  One of our favorite recipes is the Banana Oatmeal Muffin recipe. 
Banana Oatmeal Muffins

I have modified the recipe by adding some whole wheat flour to make the muffins a healthier choice for children.

Banana Oatmeal Muffins

1 cup All Purpose Flour
1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
¼ cup White Sugar
1 tsp. Baking Soda
2 cups Sliced Bananas
1 Large Egg
1 cup Rolled Oats
1 cup Milk
¼ cup Vegetable Oil
1 tbsp. Baking Powder
½ tsp. Cinnamon
Dash of Nutmeg

 1.       Combine Rolled Oats and Milk and set aside.

2.       In a large bowl mix Flours, Sugar, Salt Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Cinnamon and Nutmeg.

3.       To soaked Oat Mixture, add Oil, Egg and Bananas

4.       Add wet mixture to dry ingredients and stir only until the flour is moistened.

5.       Fill Muffin papers and bake at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes
These muffins freeze well so they can be popped into lunch bags whenever you need them.

If I have bananas in the freezer I will often use them in place of sliced bananas.  It usually takes between 3 and 4 thawed bananas to make up 2 cups. Adapted from Muffin Mania

 Unfortunately the Muffin Mania Cook Book has been out of print for many years.  However if you happen to see one in a used book store or at a garage sale, this is a book worth buying.

Margaret Ann R.D.


  1. Muffin Mania has been republished and you can order online or through bookstores. it contains all of the original recipes plus tips to reduce fat and sugar.

    1. Thanks! That is great to know - this was also our favourite cookbook growing up!

      Shannon RD


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