Start your day off right with these delicious Blender Banana Oatmeal Muffins! They are gluten and oil free, but they are very moisture because of the Greek Yogurt. Also They are naturally sweetened and easy to make!
These months that I have spent in Brazil visiting my family, I have been cooking some North American recipes because my family has asked. They want to try more recipes that it is not common in Brazil and are traditional in the north. The first few days my sister asked me to make my famous Peanut Butter Oatmeal Waffles for the whole family. I made it and as I was expecting they all loved it. First because it is really delicious (You should try to make it today!) and second because it is something new for them. In the northeast of Brazil we like to eat cooked plantain, cassava, couscous, bread, eggs, cheese and lots of fruits for breakfast. Waffles are definitely something that you don’t find here easily for breakfast.
Then, they asked me to make cookies for them. Oh Gosh… I made my Peanut Butter Gluten-free Cookie recipe and it was a big hit. They ate all the cookies in less than a hour. I am not kidding… hahahahah! My nephew who is one year and 7 months went crazy. My mom and my sister had about 3 or 4 cookies at once. And finally, a few days ago my sister asked me to make muffins. As I didn’t have any muffins recipes on my blog I was browsing some recipes on Pinterest and I found this Banana Oatmeal muffins from the blog Running with spoons and it was recreated by my friend Erin from Well Plated. I immediately loved this recipe because it uses a blender to combine all the ingredients and make the batter smooth. I love to use my blender when I can because I think it is very convenient.
Another reason why I made this recipe is because it is very healthy. You will use banana and oatmeal as a base instead of white flour, which makes this recipe gluten-free. These breakfast muffins are also very filling because of all the bananas and the oat that are loaded with fiber. We also will use Greek yogurt to replace the oil and make these muffins very moist. It is also refined sugar-free and if your bananas are very sweet you can even reduce the amount of honey. Isn’t that great?! And yes this recipe calls for chocolate chips but if you want you can replace them for chopped nuts, dried fruits or even some fresh blueberries.
Muffins are such a convenient snack and easy to make ahead of time. A few more muffin recipes I like to make regularly are my Almond Flour Cranberry Muffins, Gluten-free Carrot Muffins, and Cauliflower Muffins Recipe.
As you can see, what you need to make this recipe are very simple ingredients that I bet we all have at home such as oats, bananas, honey, eggs and Greek yogurt. These muffins are very delicious and perfect to have for breakfast or your snack time at your busy day of work. Enjoy!
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- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Prepare a muffin pan by lining them with paper liners and set aside.
- Then, by hand stir in chocolate.
- Pour batter into prepared muffin pan.
- Fill each cavity about 3/4 full.
- Sprinkle some chocolate chips over the top of each muffin as desired.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the tops of your muffins are set and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
- Allow muffins to cool in pan for 10 minutes or so before removing.
- Adapted from Running with a spoon and Well Plated.
- Always double check that your baking soda and baking powder has not expired as they will affect the taste and rise of the muffins.
- Feel free to use any type of chocolate chips! Semi-sweet, milk, and dark chocolate chips are all great options.
- If you do not want to use paper liners, make sure to generously grease the muffin tin.
- To store: Store the banana oatmeal muffins in the fridge for up to a week or on the counter for 3 days. Make sure they're in an airtight container so they stay moist.
- To freeze: You can freeze the muffins for up to 3 months.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.
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