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Banana Oat Muffins

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These delicious blender banana oat muffins with chocolate chunks are a healthy treat! They're made by combining rolled oats, banana, milk, and an egg in a blender.

You can top them with chocolate chunks or fresh fruit. They're hearty and filling muffins because they use 2 cups of oats. Perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or an afternoon snack.

Banana oat muffins with chocolate chunks on a small green plate.

Why You'll Love These Healthy Blender Muffins

These muffins are a tasty and healthy few bites! If you like oatmeal and bananas, you've got to try these muffins.

They're similar in consistency to baked oatmeal, but the baking powder gives them a little lift so they become more muffin-shaped. They're still dense though, thanks to the nutrient-rich oats!

You can top them with dark chocolate chips or chunks, fresh berries, or some chopped nuts. They're a perfect afternoon snack or sweet breakfast.

I like to enjoy two of them with a cup of tea for a sweet and savory morning treat.

Three bananas, a measuring cup of milk, a bowl of oats, an egg, a bowl of baking powder, a bowl of chocolate chunks, a bowl of cinnamon and salt, and a bowl of vanilla.

Ingredients You'll Need

For this recipe you'll need several pantry ingredients, along with some very ripe bananas!

Bananas - You'll need 3 very ripe bananas for these muffins. The riper the banana, the sweeter it will be. As you can see from the photo above, my bananas were heavily speckled!

Oats - You'll need 2 cups of old fashioned rolled oats. Do not substitute for steel cut oats.

Egg - You'll need 1 egg for this recipe. This binds the mixture, so don't leave it out. If you want this recipe to be vegan, sub in a flax egg.

Milk - You'll need ¾ cup of milk, almond milk, or soy milk. Use whatever kind of milk you prefer.

Spices & Mix-ins - You'll also need 1 tablespoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon, and ½ teaspoon kosher salt.

A compilation of photos of how to make blender banana oat muffins.

How to Make Healthy Banana Oat Muffins

The key to making these muffins is to really blend the ingredients into a fine batter. Unless you want the consistency to be more like oatmeal, the oats need to be fully blended.

You'll combine everything except the chocolate chips in a blender and blend for at least 30 seconds (and possibly up to 1 minute), until you have a fully incorporated muffin batter.

Then you'll add the batter to a 12 cup greased muffin pan. About ½ cup of batter will go into each cup. Then top with the chocolate chips or chunks and bake for 30 to 35 minutes at 350 degrees F.

A muffin tray with baked banana muffins topped with chocolate chunks.

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A closeup shot of banana muffins topped with chocolate.

Tips for Making this Recipe

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Baking Tips - Check your muffins after 30 minutes, the edges should be golden brown and they shouldn't wobble in the center. If they seem underdone, bake them an additional 5 to 8 minutes.

Recommended Tools - You'll need a muffin pan for this recipe. Any standard 12 cup muffin tray will work. I also highly recommend a good blender for this recipe - I used a Vitamix for this recipe but anything like a Ninja or NutriBullet will work well!

Storing Tips - You can save these muffins for up to 5 days in an airtight container. Reheat them in the oven or a toaster oven.

Diet/Allergy Alternatives - If you'd like to make this recipe vegan, sub the egg for a flax egg and use either almond or soy milk.

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Yield: 12 muffins

Banana Oat Muffins

Banana oat muffins with chocolate chunks on a small green plate.

These delicious healthy banana oat muffins are topped with chocolate chunks for a sweet breakfast or afternoon snack.

Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 41 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • ¾ cup milk*
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅓ cup dark chocolate chunks or chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 12 cup muffin tray.
  2. Combine the bananas, oats, milk, egg, baking powder, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt in a blender and blend for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until oats are fully broken down. The batter should be smooth.
  3. Spread the batter out evenly across the muffin cups (about ½ cup in each).
  4. Top with the chocolate chunks.
  5. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the center of the muffins has set and the edges are a golden brown.
  6. Allow muffins to cool for 5 minutes before removing them from the tray.

Notes

*You can sub almond milk or soy milk as well.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 203mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 4g

Tawana

Friday 15th of July 2022

I just finished making these and OH EM GEE! These are sooooo good. I’m traveling for work the next few weeks and needed some additional items to take with me. I’m trying to avoid anything processed. I will absolutely make these again!

Aziza

Sunday 27th of March 2022

These muffins are soooo good! I added a twist! I made some with blueberries and some with chocolate chips. Both were delicious! I also added two table spoons of peanut butter (healthy kind) to add protein and it makes them really moist! I also folded chocolate chips in and added them to the top too. Perfection! Thanks a lot!

Terra

Tuesday 22nd of February 2022

These are fantastic! I followed the recipe exactly then made it 4 ways- plain, with chocolate chips, with white chocolate chips and then with butterscotch chips. The plain is great when I don’t want extra sweetness but the butterscotch was my favorite of the sweetened options. My grandmother asks me to make this for her every week now so she can eat them for breakfast every morning instead of bread! Thanks for a great recipe! It’s now my go-to for overripe bananas!

neha

Thursday 10th of March 2022

@EW, hi, how to make them sweet,, as in will it be sweet enough for kids to enjoy it?

EW

Tuesday 22nd of February 2022

Thank you so much for this lovely comment! I'm thrilled you've tried so many variations - I've got to try them with butterscotch chips!

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