Love banana muffins but don’t love all the sugar, fat, and processed white flour found in most recipes? These Healthy Banana Oatmeal Muffins are easy to whip up in the blender PLUS they are contain none of the icky white stuff but taste amazing. Try them today!
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Healthy gluten free muffins are my jam! Honestly, I think I’m getting a little obsessed.
I’ve been making no sugar, no fat, no flour oatmeal muffins for several years and love experimenting with different flavors and sweeteners. It all started with my classic Healthy Oatmeal Muffins which lead to chocolate muffins then pumpkin muffin, zucchini muffins, and more!
Healthy Banana Oatmeal Muffins Love
Honestly, it’s gluten free, sugar free heaven around here!
My kids love all the different muffin flavors, I love having healthy baked goods on hand for a lunch box treat, a easy breakfast, or a quick snack.
There are so many things to love about this banana muffin recipe! My 3 favorite things:
- The recipe uses oatmeal in place of flour… no need to buy any special gluten free flour or baking mix!
- The muffins are sweetened with honey instead of processed white sugar or artificial sweetener. (I know, I know honey contains sugar… but it is my belief that a healthy balanced diet can contain naturally occurring sugars. I prefer to consume those instead of artificial sweeteners.)
- Blending the muffins make them easy to prepare and easy to clean up. Plus it gives the oatmeal muffins the smooth texture of classic banana bread.
Healthy Banana Oatmeal Muffins: No Flour, No Sugar, No Oil
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 14 muffins 1x
- Category: Baked Goods
- Cuisine: American
Love banana muffins but don’t love all the sugar, fat, and processed white flour found in most recipes. These Healthy Banana Oatmeal Muffins are easy to whip up in the blender PLUS they taste amazing. Try them today!
- 3 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup banana, mashed (about 2–3 medium)
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 cup skim milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2/3 cup walnuts (chopped)
- 1/3 cup walnuts (for tops)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place all ingredients in blender. Puree until smooth.
- Stir nuts into batter if desired, do not blend.
- Allow batter to rest for 10 minutes.
- Line muffin tin with parchment muffin liners and fill ¾ full with batter (about 1/3 cup).
- Top muffins with nuts, if desired.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. (A toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin should come out clean.)
Use parchment baking cups. Healthy muffins have a habit of sticking to the baking cups and muffin tins. Parchment baking cups will prevent them from sticking, no greasing needed.
Let the muffin batter rest. Allow the batter to rest for 10 to 20 minutes before scooping it into the baking cups. This allows the oats to soften for more fluffy muffin.
Overfill the baking cups. Want your muffins to look as fluffy as mine? Fill the baking cups 3/4 full. Gluten-free muffins do not rise as much as traditional muffins so overfilling the tins will make them look taller.
- Serving Size: 1 muffin
- Calories: 135
- Sugar: 9.9
- Sodium: 200.3
- Fat: 3.3
- Carbohydrates: 23.7
- Protein: 4.4
- Cholesterol: 26.9
Keywords: banana oatmeal muffins
More Healthy Muffin Recipes to Try
1 – Healthy Oatmeal Muffins – My original recipe is sweetened with bananas, no flour and no oil. Easy to customize with your favorite add ins.
2 – Healthy Pumpkin Muffins Recipe – Delicious pumpkin spice flavor, no oil, no gluten and dairy free. They taste like pumpkin pie.
3 – Apple Cinnamon Blender Muffins – This easy recipe mixes in the blender for no mess but delicious cinnamon apple flavor. Still no flour, no sugar and no oil.
4 – Healthy Zucchini Muffins Recipe – Zucchini and spices give these muffins classic zucchini bread flavor. A fall favorites with no guilt.
5 – Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins Recipe – These muffins are full of chocolate peanut butter flavor. Classic flavor combo that is better for you.
Easy Blender Recipe
I make these muffins in the blender because it is less messy than the traditional bowl method. The blender grinds the oatmeal into flour as it mixes so the muffins have a smooth, flour-like texture.
Another bonus? Using whole oats in the blender means you don’t have to mess with any unusual gluten free flours or additives such a xanthan gum. You probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen right now!
I hope you try this easy muffin recipe. You’ll love how simple it is to make, your family will love the baked treats!
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These are my favorite healthy muffins since 5 years ago. They are really delicious. I like to add pecans too and eat with vanilla ice cream. Thanks for the recipe.
Can you use steel cut or rolled oats and get the same effect?
I have never tried using steel-cut or rolled oats in this recipe. Sorry!
These turned out so good! I made these to use up some berries that I had on hand. These are perfect for a grab and go breakfast or small snack. I will definitely make these again.
Can you substitute a substitute sugar like stevia instead of using honey?
Yes, you should be able to make the substitution. Here are some tips for making the swap: https://wholenaturallife.com/tips-for-using-stevia-and-how-to-substitute-stevia-for-honey/
Instead of honey I used maple syrup and I added chocolate chips and they turned out amazing!!!!! Thanks for the recipe!
I just made a half batch of these and they are AWESOME!! I used agave instead of honey because that’s what was on hand. Thank you! Making the pumpkin muffins next!
Can i make mini muffins? How long should i bake them
Mini muffins don’t need as much time in the oven so be careful not to overbake. At 350, mini muffins only need 12 to 14 minutes to bake. Check for doneness by gently press the tops to see if they spring back or cutting a muffin in half.
Can you use steel cut oats?
I have never tried the recipe with steel cut oats so I am not sure. Let me know if you try!
wow! These are amazing! For those of you who don’t want to add honey, adding another banana and some sugar free chocolate chips gives them just enough sweetness. Thoroughly surprised by how good these are, finding Gf and Sf options is really hard, but these are great! Also, putting some peanut butter on them too gives them an extra boost!
Could applesauce be substituted for the honey?
Yes, but the muffins will not be as sweet.
My son loved these! We skipped the nuts and subbed skim milk for coconut milk and they turned out great! Thanks for sharing.
I’m glad they were a hit, Abby!
Have you tried making these with coconut milk instead of skim?
Yes, I have made them using coconut milk!
These are delicious! Very moist and full of favor. I’m with you…very leery of artificial sugars, so I really like that you use honey. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
Do these freeze well and if so what’s the best way to do so? Thanks!
Yes, they freeze well. Make sure to wrap them well so freezer burn doesn’t develop.
The best!!! A total favourite. I’ve made these at least 12 times.
I want to put these in mini muffin tins… should I reduce the time?
Yes, reduce the time by 5-8 minutes and check frequently.
Could you substitute peanut butter for the nuts?
I’m not sure how this would work. I would recommend my peanut butter chocolate muffin recipe (you can leave out the cocoa to make it just peanut butter).
Has anyone tired tripling this recipe and freezing the muffins? Whenever I make them the dozen only seems to last 2 days in my house of 3!
Alix, I freeze them all the time! Just make sure to wrap them well to prevent freezer burn!
Thank you for sharing this healthy muffins recipe. Am planning to make it with my kids. Just one question please: I am going to make it in countertop oven( convection oven) any idea what temp and time should I go for? Thank you
I’m not sure the temperature adjustment. This article might help: https://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dailydish/2011/08/test-kitchen-tips-convection-and-conventional-oven-conversions.html
lol, no sugar but add honey…
thats not really a “no sugar” recipe, honey is just a different kind of sugar as far as your body is concerned.
Yes, sugar is found naturally honey…. and also every fruit, vegetable, and grain. Plain oatmeal contains 1.1 g a cup, a stalk of celery has 0.7 g sugar. If you are looking for a totally sugar-free NATURAL snack you are going to have to stick to meat, poultry, fish and water. I prefer to consume naturally occurring sugars such as honey and maple syrup instead of highly processed refined sugars or artificial sweeteners.
Thank you so much for inventing such a wonderfully easy and healthy muffin recipe. Our family is on a weight loss journey and Your blender recipes were just what I was looking for (no oil, no sugar and no flour) we tried the banana nut and loved them, I made 24 from the batch because I wanted them smaller. I am going out today to get cranberries because my daughter and I can’t wait to try the orange cranberry ones.
I’m glad they were a hit, Gloria!
Glad I found your site. Fist time trying to make one of your flour less muffin recipes. Very easy to follow. Just wondering if you have any advice for my muffins fell shortly after coming out of the oven. They looked great at first raised nicely. Any suggestions?
Try pressing lightly on the top when baking… if they are not firm/spring back but leave an indent then the muffins need a bit more time. You can also try increasing the baking temperature to 375 degrees. Hope you enjoy!
Thank you!! We just made these and love them!! We also enjoyed adding a little dark chocolate to them! How would you suggest storing them? Fridge or room temp? Thank you!!
I store at room temp for 3 or 4 days, in the fridge for a week (in a covered storage container) or in the freezer for up to 3 months (well wrapped).
Awesome oatmeal muffins. Had no bananas or apple sauce so I used apple butter
Sounds delicious! I love to make apple cinnamon muffins with dates.
These are great! I switched honey for molasses because that’s what I had! Love it!
Thanks Lana! I’ll have to try the molasses, sounds great!
I forgot to mention that I bake these in my Linea Multifunction oven on 180* for 20 minutes.
This is always my go to recipe ever since I laid eyes on it during a google search. It’s healthy, my son loves them and helps make them. We eat some while they are still hot fresh out of the oven. I bake this along with black bean brownies and beef jerky when I’m going on hiking trips and share them with my group mates, they all love them!!! I’ve made them with blueberries or dark chip chips or raspberries or white chocolate melts (for the hubby) or left them plain. I’ve never used trim or skim milk but have always used either full cream milk or almond milk. I also use silicon cupcake/muffin mounds and they always come out perfect! Thanks so much for sharing this amazing recipe. I’m in the midst of creating a blog and would love to add this recipe, would you mind if I add your link with your name?
I’m so glad you love the muffins, Kate! I’d love you to send your readers over to get the recipe. Using one photo and a link is fine.
Made these with my 7 and 5 year old boys. We LOVE them! I used Chocolate almond milk instead of milk. and used honey AND Agave (cause I ran out of honey) . Also added a couple of Trader Joes chocolate chips. I didn’t add the walnuts ONLY because I FORGOT! But will definitely add them the next batch! My son is gluten free these are a perfect snack or grab and go breakfast!
Yum! Your muffins sound delicious, Cynthia! Have you tried the healthy chocolate muffin version? Those are a favorite with my kids.
Hello! Can I use a loaf pan to make this an oatmeal banana bread?
Yes, but you’ll have to experiment with baking times!
sorry I’m new at cooking so this may sound silly but can I use cupcake moulds/tray instead of a muffin one as that’s what I have. does it make a big diff and shud I jst reduce how much I put into each case.
Yes, you can use cupcake or muffin tins. Fill them 2/3 full.
thank you. I found a muffin tin and made these. The flavours are spot on. just wondering what kind of texture u had inside. are u able 2 post a pic of a broken muffin. Mine were quite stodgy. May be over baked? tho I only baked them for 25 mins
Made these and kids loved them. I swapped out the honey for 1/4 cup maple syrup and still were sweet enough. Also we make them pumpkin too by switching out the 1 cup banana for 1 cup of pumpkin.! so yummy
Yum! Sounds delicious! I have a pumpkin version that add spices too.
Can these be frozen?
Yes, just be sure to wrap well or seal in a bag.
These are excellent! I topped each muffin with fresh blueberries.
I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe, Lorna!
Is it ok to drop out the nuts? Our family has nut allergies but these look amazing. I just didn’t know if I needed to increase the dry ingredients to account for removing the nuts. Thanks
Yes, you can leave out the nuts… it should not affect the texture!
Can I use almond milk or even just regular milk if I wanted?
Yes, you can use your choice of milks.
Yummy! I love all your muffin choices. I don’t feel guilty making these for my kiddos because they aren’t loaded with sugar and fat. Thanks!