Healthy Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are super easy, extremely soft and fluffy; have almost no flour, and are perfect for breakfast!
It's Monday morning and I'm up bright and early to talk to you about these healthy oatmeal banana chocolate chip muffins. Because why not? We need a mix of everything on Monday mornings - easy breakfast muffins and trying to get to work on time.
I know some of you must be like - you don't have to go anywhere. But my Monday mornings are crazy too. Getting everybody's breakfast ready (designated cook obviously), making sure lunches are packed, coffee is still hot, workouts done for the day. And when I have these oatmeal breakfast muffins ready, I'm one step closer to pushing everybody out of the door.
I've made these muffins before with cranberry. Those are from the days when my photography sucked as you can see but they tasted just as amazing. Since then I've made these a gazillion times and have tweaked the recipe a bit to make them better (as if they needed that!). But better.
I love making these muffins in my KitchenAid muffin tins because they are seriously non stick - with liners or without! And I hate when muffins get stuck to the bottom of the tins, don't you?
I know you probably have questions because oatmeal in muffins? Isn't that gloopy, slimy ingredient meant for porridge? But let me give this a try.
Are Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Healthy?
These ones are! Because they use oatmeal flour which has way more fiber than regular all purpose flour. They have very little flour in them, a tiny amount of honey to sweeten these, which I'm sure you can substitute with pureed dates, and a little bit of butter (which I'm not against). If you are extremely conscious about sugar, you can use dark chocolate chips or skip them altogether and swap them with something else.
Since I spoke about oatmeal flour, I know you have another question now.
How do I make Oatmeal Flour?
This ones even simpler. All you need to do is take oats (any variety works), and grind it in your mixer grinder or food processor till it resembles a fine powder. 1 cup of oats will yield approximately a cup full of oat flour. Adding oats can actually make muffins less dense which is why I love them so much.
Can I use raisins, cranberries or other add-ins in these muffins?
Absolutely. Oatmeal Banana Raisin Muffins instead of chocolate chip would work just as well. Or cranberry like I've tried before. I even add walnuts, pecans or almonds sometimes to these with chocolate chip (don't leave that out) and they only make the muffins taste better. So feel free to add your favorite flavors and make these oatmeal banana chocolate chip muffins your own.
And don't skimp on the chocolate chips. They are the beeessssst!
More Baked Stuff You'll Like:
- Cinnamon Roll Muffins with Crunchy Streusel Top
- Healthy Mini Branana Berry Muffins
- Eggless Chocolate Brownies
- Eggless Mango Cake
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Healthy Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
- 2 cups Oat Flour
- 1 ½ cups Milk at room temperature
- 1 cup Mashed Bananas I used two large over ripe bananas
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- ¾ cup All purpose flour or Maida
- 1 teaspoon Baking powder
- ¾ teaspoon Baking soda
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon Powder (optional)
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- 2 tablespoons Unsalted butter melted
- ¼ cup Honey or Maple Syrup
- ½ cup Milk Chocolate Chips
- Pre-heat oven to 175 degree Celcius. Grease and line a 12-muffin tin and set aside.
- In a bowl, mix together oat flour, milk, bananas and vanilla extract and let the mixture sit for 10-15 minutes. This will help soak the oat flour so that the muffins are not dry.
- In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder (if using) and salt. Set aside. In a different bowl, whisk together butter and honey and set aside. You'll now have three different bowls.
- Once the oat mixture has soaked for 10 minutes, add the butter mixture to it. Mix well. Finally add the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
- Fold in the chocolate chips and scoop mixture into lined muffin tins. These muffins don't rise too much so you can fill till almost the top (leaving about ¼ inch space from the top). Bake for 18-20 minutes until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
- Once baked, let the muffins cool for a few minutes before turning them out on a wire mesh. Consume within 2-3 days.
- You can also use mini muffin tins to bake these muffins. This recipe makes about 15 mini muffins
- Depending on the variety of oats you use, you'll need about 2-2 ½ cups oats to make 2 cups oat flour. To make oats flour, just grind oats to a fine powder
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