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Healthy Banana Muffins With Oats

Healthy banana oatmeal muffins with a cinnamon crumb topping are a breeze to whip up and enjoy when you are craving something sweet! These eggless treats are made in a blender and are so simple to make! The recipe is easily adaptable to be vegan or gluten free!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: bread, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American, healthy
Keyword: banana, banana muffins, banana muffins with oatmeal, eggless banana muffins, muffins
Servings: 12
Calories: 191kcal
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Mixing Bowl
  • sifter, a hand whisk can also work.
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • muffin tin
  • cooling rack
  • scoop or large spoon for pouring into tins
  • mixing spoon
  • muffin liners
  • pot holders

Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 Ripe bananas
  • ¼ Cup brown sugar any sugar works, as does maple syrup
  • ¾ Cup milk of choice plant based milk or regular
  • 3 Tablespoons canola oil any oil will work
  • 2 Tablespoons applesauce
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 Cups flour
  • ¼ Cup oatmeal
  • 2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ Teaspoon clove
  • ¼ Teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ Teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ Cup Shredded coconut optional

Streusel (topping)

  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon oil butter works well too
  • ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375
  • Blend all of the wet ingredients (bananas, milk, maple syrup, 3 TBSPs oil, applesauce, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla extract) in a food processor, blender, or with a hand whisk.
    ingredients in a blender to make the muffins
  • Sift the flour, salt, baking powder and spices into a bowl. Stir in the oats, coconut, and any other add ins in a larger bowl and mix well.
    Dry ingredients in a white bowl including coconut and oatmeal
  • Add the wet mixture into the dry ingredient bowl slowly and mix well into a batter. Don't over mix- keep a delicate hand. You're done as soon as the mixture comes together!
    a wet batter after mixing in dry ingredients in a glass bowl
  • Pour batter into a lightly oiled muffin pan ¾ of the way up each cup. If you use liners make sure they are quality as they can stick to the sides of the muffins and tear when removing. I find it helpful to spray with non-stick spray, but no liner works great too.
    muffin batter in a gray muffin tin
  • Make the streusel by mixing the flour, sugar, cinnamon, and oil into a crumble.
    Basic streusel topping for a muffin in a white bowl on marble
  • Place the crumble streusel on top of the batter of each muffin.
  • Place the muffins in the oven and bake for 25 minutes (check with toothpick or knife so they come out clean)
    muffins in a grey tin out of the oven next to a towel
  • Place on a rack to cool! Cool to room temperature and enjoy!
    banana muffins with streusel topping resting on a cooling rack

Notes

You can use an egg instead of the applesauce if you wish, the applesauce adds a little extra sweetness without the sugar and makes the muffins moist inside.
The shredded coconut is optional, but it adds a unique flavor and texture to the muffins. Some may not like the coconut or the texture so feel free to experiment with it. Chopped nuts can also be added or added in place of the coconut as they also go nicely with the muffins. See the post for other suggestions for add ons!
The muffins are great as is, but the added streusel does add great sweetness to the muffin and adds a more attractive look to them. A little goes a long way with this crumb topping
Using liners are an option but if you let them dry too long when tray is removed from the oven they can adhere onto the muffins and be difficult to remove. If you use liners, I would remove the muffins as soon as they are cool enough to be able to do so or spray with a non-stick spray prior to dropping in batter mixture.

Nutrition

Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg