Easy healthy chocolate chip banana oat muffins

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These easy healthy banana oat muffins are a fantastic breakfast or snack and are perfect for lunchboxes. They’re a hit with kids and adults alike.

Easy healthy chocolate chip banana oat pancakes

Ok, I have to confess something: I have made these banana oat muffins every week, twice a week for the last 3 weeks. Not only are these the easiest banana muffins I have ever made, they are so absolutely delicious and my family and I can’t get enough.

If you love banana bread, you will LOVE these and the added chocolate chips take these muffins to a whole new level. They add lush pops of sweetness and I’m not kidding when I say that these chocolate chip banana oat muffins are a new favorite in our household.

Easy healthy chocolate chip banana oat pancakes

How do you make banana muffins easy?

By making them in a blender. This recipe requires a strong blender as you want to blend the rolled oats until they are very fine in texture. Because there is no flour in this recipe, you can blend everything together to make the muffin batter or blend the oats first into a flour and then add the remaining ingredients. You can also substitute oat flour for rolled oats, but make sure it’s gluten free.

How do you make banana oatmeal muffins?

This muffin recipe can be made in a blender easily. Use raw, rolled oats (if you are gluten free, check the packaging to make sure your brand of oats is gluten free. All oats are naturally gluten free but its often processed in plants with other grains so can easily be contaminated) for the best results. Quick-cooking oats and steel-cut oats won’t work here. I use large, ripe bananas as their sweet, starchiness helps bind the muffin batter along with the eggs. For flavor I added cinnamon but you could add vanilla or even strong coffee to give the muffins a different taste.

For added sweetness I added a tablespoon of maple syrup but you could use xylitol, honey, coconut sugar or unrefined sugar instead. You could also leave it out completely as the bananas and chocolate chips do add sweetness to the muffins. I used dark chocolate chips and stirred them through the batter once it had been blended.

These banana oatmeal muffins are baked for 15-20 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Because there is so little sugar in the batter, they don’t brown a lot but that can easily be overcome by giving them a short blast under a hot broiler/grill.

Easy healthy chocolate chip banana oat pancakes

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Easy healthy chocolate chip banana oat pancakes

4.6 from 10 votes
Easy healthy chocolate chip banana oat pancakes
Easy healthy chocolate chip banana oat muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

These easy healthy banana oat muffins are a fantastic breakfast or snack and are perfect for lunchboxes. They're a hit with kids and adults alike. 

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American, Baking
Keyword: banana oat muffins, easy muffins, healthy muffins
Servings: 15
Calories: 149 kcal
Author: Alida Ryder
Ingredients
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 large bananas
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp sweetener of your choice
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ cup milk almond/coconut milk can be substituted
  • 2 tbsp oil canola/vegetable/coconut
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF and line muffin trays with muffin cases. 

  2. Combine all the ingredients (except for the chocolate chips) in the jug of a powerful blender, starting with the liquids to ensure easier blending. 

  3. Blend until smooth. For a smoother result, first blend/process the oats to a flour before blending with the remaining ingredients. 

  4. Stir the chocolate chips into the batter then transfer to muffin cases. 

  5. Place the muffin trays into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Because the sugar content is so low, the muffins won't brown much so I gave them a quick blast under the pre-heated grill/top element until they were golden brown but this is optional. 

  6. Remove the muffins from the oven and allow to cool completely before serving. 

  7. COOKS NOTE: These recipes will last for 3-5 days if kept in an airtight container at room temperature. 

Nutrition Facts
Easy healthy chocolate chip banana oat muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 149 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 23mg 1%
Potassium 254mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 7g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 2.1%
Vitamin C 2.9%
Calcium 6.6%
Iron 5.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Sam
    Reply

    I made these muffins and my husband ate one and asked “what did you do to your banana bread recipe? This is the best ever!” I then told him its healthy too and he promptly told me to please make them every week because he could eat 2 just as a snack! I’m making them this week for my son’s bake sale too. They’re going to be a hit!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Hahaha! I love that! And I hope the kids love them.

  • Grace
    Reply

    Best healthy muffins I’ve ever tried. They tasted great and you would never say they are so low calorie.

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Thanks so much for your comment Grace. I’m so happy you liked them.

  • Reply

    Bet these disappear fast Alida! They’d be a hit here!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Totally. I swear Aidan inhales them, don’t know what I’m going to do with him when he’s a teenager.

  • 2pots2cook
    Reply

    Oh yes ! Simple and delicious !

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