Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Banana Oatmeal Muffins

A great snack or quick “grab and go” on those busy days – yup, these banana oatmeal muffins are it! Also, you know when you have ripe bananas it’s time for baking! Muffins are a great single-serve and ready to go snack that you can take with you or offer to your kids without the mess of slicing a loaf and having to pack it up for work or school.

  • To make dairy free: look for dairy-free chocolate chips. Also, use a dairy-free milk like we did in this recipe. We opted for almond milk.
  • To intensify sweetness: make sure your bananas are very spotty. By this point, you can decide to omit maple syrup. The bananas will give incredible sweetness!
  • To make allergy free: Swap peanut butter for almond butter if better tolerated. Make sure your nut butter of choice does not contain any refined sugar or unnecessary added oils.
  • Tips on oats: You can use either old-fashioned rolled oats or quick oats. This is a personal preference that depends on the type of texture and chew you like. Quick oats are smaller and not as dense; whereas, old-fashioned rolled oats are larger and chewier.

Health Tips

Did you know bananas are a great prebiotic rich food that naturally support your gut microbiome? Prebiotic rich foods help create the ideal environment for the good gut bacteria to thrive. Bananas contain inulin, which is a type of dietary fiber. This fiber is indigestible which makes it’s way (still intact) all the way down to your gut.

When it comes to thyroid healing (those with Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism) and other autoimmune diseases; those with reoccurring sicknesses or those that are more prone to illness or infection; those with allergies or other chronic symptoms, it is very important to focus on the state of your gut and begin its healing process. Approximately 70%, if not more, of your immune system lays in your gut! There is a strategic way to omit foods, reintroduce foods, heal the intestinal lining and repopulate gut bacteria that can be done with a practitioner. A licensed practitioner can help you with this. Book your free 15-minute phone call consultation by clicking right here. You can also access these free resources to learn more about some chronic health issues that you may have.

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Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Delicious banana oatmeal muffins that are made with protein-packed nut butter and naturally sweetened with bananas (and a hint of maple syrup). These are easy to make, are kid-friendly and gluten free.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana oatmeal cups, gluten-free, healthy dish, healthy snacks, refined-sugar free
Servings: 12 muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 c. ripe mashed banana about 3 ripe bananas on average
  • 1/2 c. creamy natural peanut butter can sub for almond butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp. pure maple syrup (or honey)
  • 2/3 c. unsweetened almond milk (or dairy-free milk of choice)
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 c. quick oats or old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 12 cup muffin pan with muffin liners.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the mashed banana, peanut butter, eggs, maple syrup, almond milk and vanilla until smooth and well combined.
  • Next, stir in the dry ingredients: oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Stir well to combine. Finally, fold in the chocolate chips and mix again.
  • Evenly distrubte oatmeal batter between muffin liners. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Drizzle with your favourite nut butter before serving (if desired).



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