Blueberry Banana Muffins are a total treat, especially when they taste like they came from a bakery. This easy recipe is a favorite—the muffins are sweet enough to taste like a treat, but wholesome enough to fill up little tummies and provide energy for a few hours. This muffin recipe comes together really easily in a food processor—which is important since I know you likely have a little one running around underfoot!
Blueberry Banana Muffins
I made this recipe on a recent weekend and we had them for breakfast and snacks through the week. They store extremely well in the fridge and are great either served chilled or slightly warmed up. You can also make them without dairy and nuts, which is nice for families who have restricted diets in the house.
Blueberry Banana Muffins with Oatmeal
You may wonder why so many of my muffin and bread recipes have ground rolled oats as the base, rather than flour. The short answer is because it’s an easy way to make gluten-free baked goods without needing a whole long list of specialty flours. (Just be sure to buy gluten free oats if you need them to be certified.) A longer answer is that I like making muffins with a dose of whole grains for both long lasting energy and a bit of fiber, and with this recipe, I was thinking of something that I could bring to a mom friend who’s about to have a baby. (Oats are always recommended as a good food to help with milk production!)
I also love this recipe as an alternative to oatmeal if your kids aren’t big fans. It has similar nutrition and is easy to make ahead and store in the fridge until breakfast time. (My toddler likes the mini muffins topped with cream cheese!)
Banana Blueberry Muffins with No Sugar
These muffins taste like a cross between baked oatmeal and a fresh blueberry muffin. Much of the sweetness comes from the fruit, though there is some honey added to balance the flavors. There’s no refined sugar, if that’s something you’re watching in your toddler’s diet or your own.
Dairy-Free Blueberry Banana Muffins
These muffins are totally moist, but don’t require any dairy. Hopefully this allows more kiddos to enjoy them and it means that you can make these even when you might be short on milk! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!Print
Like a cross between a fluffy blueberry muffin and baked oatmeal, these muffins are moist and packed with yummy nutrition.
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 large eggs
- 2 very-ripe-with-brown-spots bananas (about 2 cups)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted (or canola oil or butter)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and coat well with nonstick spray. Set aside.
- Place the oats, coconut, and flaxseed into the food processor and process for about 30 seconds or until the oats resemble a coarse flour. Add the rest of the ingredients except the blueberries and process to combine well. Remove the blade and stir in the blueberries. Spoon into the prepared muffin cups to just to the brim.
- Bake for 28-30 minutes or until the edges are just starting to turn golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the centers comes out cleanly. Let cool in the pan. Run a paring knife around the edges of the muffins and gently remove from the pan.
Serve warm or store in the fridge for up to 5 days and serve chilled or slightly warmed. Freeze cooled muffins in a zip top freezer bag with as much air removed as possible for up to 3 months.
To make these without coconut, simply omit and add 1/2 more oats.
To make these as mini muffins, use a mini muffin tin and bake for about 18 minutes.
To make this without a food processor, use oat flour and mash the banana well before mixing everything together in a bowl.