Healthy Oatmeal Banana Muffins {Sugar Free}

by Beat Bake Eat

Easy recipe for moist dairy-free, naturally sweetened oatmeal banana muffins made with quick oats & whole wheat flour. They’re low fat and high fiber; perfect for a clean-eating breakfast!

Healthy Oatmeal Banana Muffins - Moist dairy-free oatmeal banana muffins made with quick oats & whole wheat flour. Easy to make & perfect for a clean-eating breakfast! | Beat Bake Eat

Recipe updated on September 22, 2019.




Who absolutely loves Banana Muffins? We all do! We’re all suckers for a nice, warm, buttery banana muffin but they’re not the healthiest breakfast option.

That’s right, I said it.

They’re sweet as can be and very addicting so we can’t have them all the time. I mean, you could but eventually one day you’ll look down and you won’t be able to see your toes. You gotta be able to see your toes!

Healthy Oatmeal Banana Muffins - Moist dairy-free oatmeal banana muffins made with quick oats & whole wheat flour. Easy to make & perfect for a clean-eating breakfast! | Beat Bake Eat

I’ve come to realize that a lot of muffins are just breakfast cupcakes. That really is what they are. Now, let me be clear; I’m not going to stop eating them, but you gotta have some balance in your life.

It’s time to cut back on the junk food breakfasts.

Don’t deny it. Sometimes you have breakfast foods that aren’t really breakfast food because it’s easier to just throw some high corn syrup O’s cereal in a bowl with some milk and eat it. We all do this. I’m guilty of it too but we can’t go on like this.

So for those of you who love banana muffins with all your heart but are trying to stay on track, I have a much healthier option for you!




Sugar Free Banana Oatmeal Muffins

These banana oat muffins are low fat, made with whole wheat flour, are dairy-free, and contain no refined sugar!

This recipe calls for natural sweetener; honey or maple syrup. It doesn’t matter which one you use. Pick your favorite! Sometimes I use a mixture of both.

Don’t think that just because these muffins are healthy means that they must taste like damp sawdust. Oh no, quite the contrary. They’re just as comforting as your good ole buttered up, overly-sweetened banana muffins.

They taste good and they’re really good for you too. In other words, they’re delicious and nutritious! They make for a kid-friendly breakfast and they’re also great for the lunchbox. Toddlers just can’t resist.

In addition to all that other great stuff this is such a simple muffin recipe. It’s really easy to make and it comes together in just ten minutes.

This is why I love healthy breakfast muffins (especially low fat oatmeal muffins) because they can be made ahead and you can take them on the go!

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Banana Muffin Recipe with Quick Oats

I used quick oats in this healthy oatmeal banana muffin recipe because I’m a quick oat kind of girl and they’re the best! Yes, better than rolled oats. I love how soft they are when baked and you don’t have to soak them before using them so it’s super convenient.

Quick oat muffins are the bomb.

I especially love that these healthy banana muffins don’t taste like they’re made with whole wheat flour at all! They’re so soft and moist and flavorful. Even the pickiest of eaters will approve.

They taste so good warm, fresh from the oven. I know this is true for almost all muffins but it’s especially true for these.




The 3 bananas in this healthy banana muffin recipe are for more than just adding banana flavor; they’re responsible for moisture and sweetness too so make sure the ones you use are overripe! They should be soft and freckled.

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Healthy Oatmeal Banana Muffins {Sugar Free}

Crystal | Beat Bake Eat
Easy recipe for moist dairy-free, naturally sweetened oatmeal banana muffins made with quick oats & whole wheat flour. They're low fat and high fiber; perfect for a clean-eating breakfast!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 12 Muffins
Calories 200 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • Oats and brown sugar, for sprinkling

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray or lightly grease with oil (I don’t recommend using liners unless they are foil or parchment).
  • In a large bowl mix together the bananas, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Stir in the honey/maple syrup.
  • Beat in the oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  • Fold in the oats then add the flour and gently mix until fully incorporated. Do not overmix!
  • Scoop the batter into the muffin pan dividing it evenly among the cups.
  • Sprinkle the top of each muffin with a pinch of oats and brown sugar.
  • Bake for 18 – 19 minutes until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or mostly clean.
  • Cool in pan 5 minutes then remove.

Notes


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Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal
Keyword banana oat muffins, healthy banana muffin recipe, low fat oatmeal muffins
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10 comments

Anonymous April 13, 2021 - 1:32 pm

If i could rate a 10 i would!! These muffins are SOOOOO yummy. I have been looking for a recipe like this for years, one that is not dense and tastes like a brick of sawdust. This muffin ticks all the boxes. I did sub 3/4 cup of coconut oil and honey for a double batch and it worked great, just for my personal preference although i do enjoy the more coconutty flavor with the full cup.

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Beat Bake Eat April 16, 2021 - 9:27 am

They really are yummy! Well I am happy to say that NONE of my healthy recipes taste like a brick of sawdust. You only need 2/3 cup of oil for a double batch though; just a reminder. I’m really happy that you found my recipe! Thank you so much for giving it a 5-star rating.

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Amber April 25, 2021 - 9:49 am

These were a hit! I used unsweetened applesauce instead of oil, left off the topping, and use silicone baking cups (I highly recommend buying them!)

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Beat Bake Eat April 25, 2021 - 5:54 pm

Yay! I’m happy they were they a hit. I’ve heard nothing but good things about those baking cups. I have to try them out one day. Thank you so much for leaving a review.

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Yuro May 24, 2021 - 9:53 pm

Can I use regular oat instead?

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Beat Bake Eat May 25, 2021 - 9:17 am

You can however the texture will be much different and the muffins will take longer to bake.

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Caroline June 26, 2021 - 10:57 pm

Very yummy and quick to devour! My family loves this healthy banana muffins. I used gluten free oat flour instead of whole wheat flour. Also I used rolled oat in place of quick oat and sprinkle on top with coconut brown sugar and steel cut oat. Everything blend well. Thank you for this yummy recipe

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Beat Bake Eat June 27, 2021 - 1:51 pm

You’re welcome! I’m happy it turned out great for you. It’s good to know that oat flour works in this recipe. Thanks so much for leaving a review.

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Anonymous July 19, 2021 - 2:35 pm

These muffins were delicious and moist. So tasty would make again

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Beat Bake Eat July 19, 2021 - 8:42 pm

Thank you! Happy you’ll be making them again.

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