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These healthy banana muffins have no flour: just rolled oats! The recipe is easy to make in a blender and comes out irresistibly tasty.

Healthy banana muffins

Here’s a fan favorite recipe we can’t get enough of: these Healthy Banana Muffins! The idea was born when reader Lisa asked us, “Could you create more healthy muffin recipes?” We set about to create a muffin that was 1. easy to make 2. healthy 3. irresistibly good. It’s still a favorite to this day! My mom always has a batch in her freezer for healthy breakfasts. This healthy muffins recipe uses rolled oats and is easy to whip up in a blender. Throw them in the oven, and they come out fluffy and delicious! No one will believe the magic.

Healthy banana muffins recipe

Why make this healthy banana muffins recipe?

So, what’s so special about these muffins? There are loads of recipes all over the internet. But here’s why you should add this healthy banana muffins recipe to your arsenal:

  • They’re made with mostly oats and bananas: no flour! That’s right, there’s no flour at all in these muffins! It’s basically like eating oatmeal and a banana.
  • No refined sugar! They’re lightly sweetened with maple syrup. Most muffins are like eating a cupcake for breakfast. Instead, this recipe is lightly sweetened with maple syrup.
  • They’re blender muffins! If you haven’t made blender muffins before, it’s time to start! Somehow whizzing everything together in a blender makes for less mess than a normal muffins recipe.

What people are saying

After trying this recipe out for us, reader Lisa who requested these muffins loved them! In fact, she said “The healthy banana muffins were great and super easy to make. So easy that I’ve made them twice already! The entire family enjoyed the recipe — it’s a winner!

How to make banana muffins

How to make healthy banana muffins

We make these healthy banana muffins all the time and our Larson gobbles them up! Several of our family and friends do the same. And we feel good about serving them to him since it’s basically like eating oatmeal and a banana! (Not a cupcake.) Here’s how to make banana muffins, our way:

  • Add ingredients: Throw bananas, oats, maple, oil, and a few spices in a blender! (see the recipe below)
  • Blend: Blend until the batter is smooth. Pour into muffin cups.
  • Bake: Bake 35 minutes until fluffy and baked!

Storage and freezing info

Blending the oats in this way is basically like making oat flour while you make the batter (here are all our oat flour recipes for more with this concept). It’s the perfect go-to healthy snack or breakfast!

These healthy banana muffins also freeze well: just pop them in a freezer safe container and freeze for up to 3 months. Take out a few and pop them into the fridge for use in lunches throughout the week.

Healthy banana muffins

Variations on healthy blender muffins

Over the years, we’ve found readers love the healthy banana blender muffin concept. So of course we had to create a few variations on this recipe! Here are a few different flavors using the same blender muffin idea with rolled oats:

Healthy banana muffins recipe

This healthy banana muffins recipe is…

Vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free. For vegan and plant-based, substitute 2 flax eggs for the eggs.

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Banana bread muffins | Healthy banana muffins

Healthy Banana Muffins (with Oatmeal!)



  • Author:
    Sonja

  • icon clock Prep Time:
    10 minutes

  • icon clock Cook Time:
    35 minutes

  • icon clock Total Time:
    45 minutes

  • icon cutlery Yield:
    9 to 10 muffins

Description

These healthy banana muffins have no flour: just rolled oats! The recipe is easy to make in a blender and comes out irresistibly tasty.


Ingredients

  • 3 large very ripe bananas (1 ½ cups mashed)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups rolled oats, plus more for topping
  • ¼ cup neutral oil (sunflower, vegetable or grapeseed)**
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon allspice (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt


Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Place all ingredients in a blender, breaking the bananas into pieces as you add them. Blend everything on high for a minute or two until a smooth batter forms.
  3. Place 8 to 9 muffin cups into a muffin tin and pour the batter divided evenly between the cups; the amount of muffins will depend on the size of the bananas and type of oats*. Sprinkle the tops with extra oats and gently press them down.
  4. Bake for about 30 to 35 minutes* until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the muffin tin and allow them to cool a few minutes before serving. Store refrigerated or frozen.

Notes

*Note: The amount of muffins can depend on the size of the bananas and the type of oats. When we used sprouted rolled oats, we noticed the batter came out much thicker and only made 8 muffins. With large bananas and rolled oats, we got 9 muffins. We’ve had others get more than 9, anything up to 12; if so, bake for about 25 to 30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

**One reader has tested these banana bread muffins with ¼ cup applesauce in place of the oil: she said both versions were good! The apple sauce version was nice and moist, dense but a bit flat. The oil version was great, lighter and a bit more dry. 

  • icon folderCategory: Breakfast
  • icon squaresMethod: Baked
  • icon flagCuisine: American

Keywords: Banana bread muffins, Healthy banana muffins, Banana oatmeal muffins, How to make banana muffins, Blender muffins, How long to bake banana bread muffins

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