Healthy Oat & Blueberry Banana Muffins

2016-01-11
  • Servings : 16
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 25m
  • Ready In : 35m

These oat, blueberry and banana muffins are delicious, and you would never guess that they are healthy and good for you too!

 

These muffins are gluten free (make sure to buy gluten free oats if required), contain no refined sugar and are literally bursting with antioxidant goodness thanks to the blueberries and bananas (antioxidants are the things that keep us healthy).

 

Perfect for breakfast or even a snack, these healthy muffins are super juicy & moist thanks to the mashed bananans and berries. I’ve also used strawberries instead of the blueberries which tasted delicious too!

 

P.S. This is one of my ‘family breakfast recipes’ for Breakfast Week (they are great to just grab and go!) which you can read more about [here].

 

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas (mashed)
  • 250g oats (125g of which blended into oat flour*)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150g blueberries
  • 185ml milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, pinch of salt, 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil

*To make this recipe gluten-free use gluten-free oats (as some can be contaminated) - to make oat flour simply blend the oats in your blender for a few moments.

 

Banana and blueberry muffins

Banana and blueberry muffins

 

 

Method

Step 1

Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees C (350 F)

Step 2

Mix together the oats & oat flour with the baking powder, cinnamon & salt

Step 3

Add the mashed bananas & stir with a fork before mixing in the blueberries (gently!)

Step 4

Whisk together the honey, oil, egg, milk & vanilla before folding into the mixture until all of the dry mixture is coated

Step 5

Divide into 16 silicone muffin cases or greased paper muffin cases (to prevent sticking.. 1 cal spray oil works for this)

Step 6

Bake for ~25 mins until cooked (a tooth-pick should come out clean!).. then allow to cool!

Step 7

Enjoy! These muffins can be kept in the fridge or in a cool cupboard. They can also be frozen for later.

P.S I’ve been asked where I bought my single silicone muffin cases from.. the answer (like always!) is Amazon!

 

 

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who sends me pictures of my recipes on Twitter & Facebook – here are a selection!!

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*This recipe used strawberries instead of blueberries. The topping is quark mixed with vanilla protein powder!

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Oat and blueberry muffins*My chocolate muffins also get a picture!!

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    115Kcal
  • Carbs

    17g
  • Protein

    2.5g
  • Fat

    4g

Recipe Comments

Comments (54)

  1. posted by Karen on July 14, 2013

    These are absolutlety lovely! I didn’t have enough blueberries so added some cherries as well. Another great recipie from Nic! :)

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  2. posted by Karen on July 14, 2013

    Just out the oven! I didn’t have enough blueberries so added cherries as well to mine. Tastes great! Another excellant recipe from Nic :) xx

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on July 14, 2013

      Aw that sounds delicious!! Thanks Karen, and thank you for the picture too – I’ll be uploading it tonight! xx

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  3. posted by Katy on July 14, 2013

    I made these this morning with my 4 year old. They are incredibly simple to make & taste totally delicious! And I love the fact I’m feeding us all a healthy treat too. Thanks Nichola! Now which recipe shall I try next???!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on July 14, 2013

      Hurray! Aw thanks for your comment Katy. I totally agree – it’s a great way of getting super healthy ingredients in to kids as they are super tasty and look just like regular muffins!! Can’t wait to see what you try next :) Nic x

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  4. posted by Rosie W on July 15, 2013

    Looks stunning, and thanks for the GF links. My Dads just been diagnosed with coeliacs and we’re finding it tricky!
    Rosie x

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on July 15, 2013

      No problem Rosie! Glad to be of help :) x

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  5. posted by Alli Marshall on July 17, 2013

    Made these this morning, I swapped vegetable oil for melted coconut oil and I’m happy to report they are delicious; so delicious infact that I can’t stop my 2 year old eating them!!!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on July 18, 2013

      Aw that’s so great to hear!! Love your tweak too! Thanks for your comment :) xx

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  6. posted by Marcel Greenaway on July 18, 2013

    Broken my Nics virginity making my first recipe……simple to make and taste great. I would possibly like to try a healthier alternative to the vegetable oil if possible? Also silicone cases are a must and possibly the bananas I used were too large. I need to try more recipes!!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on July 18, 2013

      Wahoo! Vegetable oil is a source of mono unsaturated fat which helps to lower the bad cholesterol (LDL) & doesn’t effect the good cholesterol (HDL) .. It’s the most heart friendly oil around with the biggest amount of long term evidence to back it up. Aka more of a Mediterranean diet! Hope this makes you less afraid to use it!! It’s only a small amount for 16 buns!

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  7. posted by Cara Howarth on July 18, 2013

    My first recipe I’ve tried of yours and absolutely love these muffins! A tasty snack and easy to make, can’t wait to try with strawberries next time! Thank you :)

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on July 20, 2013

      Hurray! Welcome to the world of my healthy snacking :) I would love to try blackberries too.. & raspberries and dark chocolate chips?! Ooooh yummy!! Thanks for your comment :) x

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  8. posted by Joanna on August 5, 2013

    I am just making some more muffins, but have used cooked Bramley apples instead of
    bananas. I didn’t have blueberries so have used 225g raspberries & 75g dried cranberries. I always double the quantities too!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on December 29, 2015

      I love this suggestion, thank you so much!!

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  9. posted by Joanna on August 5, 2013

    The muffins I made this afternoon are delicious! I used cooked Bramley apples instead of bananas, and raspberries & dried cranberries instead of blueberries!
    Yum x

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on August 6, 2013

      Ooh wow that sounds amazing!! Thank you so much for your comment and suggestions – I can’t wait to give them a go!!

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  10. posted by Kevin on August 12, 2013

    These are just beautiful. I accidentally left out the vegetable oil first time and they turned out lovely. I have adapted the recipe slightly now, I add 50g of vanilla protein powder and I still don’t add the vegetable oil, instead I use a teaspoon of organic coconut oil also i blend the banana, egg, almond milk, honey, vanilla essence and coconut oil before adding it to the dry mix.
    Lovely recipe, lovely website. Many thanks nic, inspirational.
    Also thanks for using my photo (green plate)

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on August 12, 2013

      Hi Kevin! Thank YOU for the fab photo! I love your tweaks too – I may just give that a go!! Thank you for the kind comments too – they keep me going :) Nic x

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  11. posted by Lora on August 15, 2013

    I’m confused about the oats and oat flour…is it a total of 250 grams or a total of 375 grams. I only used 250 grams and I’m finding the cooking time to take quite a bit longer than 25 mins. Although the taste is delicious! I also used coconut oil instead of the veg oil and used coconut milk instead of milk. Definitely a keeper! Thanks!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on August 15, 2013

      Hello! Sorry it is 250g total – half of which is blended into oat flour (optional). Different cookers may have different cooking times, depending on temperature and fan assisted ovens etc. Love your swaps though, thanks for your comment! Nic x

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  12. posted by Aki on August 25, 2013

    I just made these muffins for my pre-workout snacks as well as for my hubby’s breakfast this week! We taste tested them as soon as I got them out of the oven. They tasted yummy!!

    Instead of Vegetable Oil, I used Coconut Oil. I also added about two tablespoons of Flax Seed Meal to the recipe :) The pic of the muffins in Teddy Bear cups was mine. Thank you for posting it, Nic!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on August 26, 2013

      Hi Aki! Thank you for the lovely comment, so glad that you like them! Great pic too – thanks for sending my it :) Happy baking! xx

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  13. posted by Charly on September 20, 2013

    I just made these muffins tonight and they taste and smell delicious! I can’t wait to make more and try some adaptations :)
    Thank you for this amazing recipe!!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on September 20, 2013

      Aw thank you for your fab pic Charly!! Any time :) xx

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  14. posted by Sarah on September 30, 2013

    These are gorgeous muffins that are super moist and keep well. I omitted the blueberries (just for macros purposes) and added crushed nuts and they were just as successful. I’ll definitely be doing these again. Thanks Nic! As ever, you are an angel!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on September 30, 2013

      Hehe aw thanks Sarah!! So glad you like them!! And glad they were still super moist without the blueberries too.. enjoy!! xx

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  15. posted by Georgia on October 13, 2013

    Love these so much! Check out my thoughts here: http://welcometomyworldxoxo.wordpress.com/2013/10/13/saturday-baking-2/ Thanks Nic! xx

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  16. posted by charlotte on October 27, 2013

    Made this tonight, but swopped blueberries for strawberries and left out the cinnamon. Taste amazing! Healthy snacks for work this week. Thanks nic! X

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on October 27, 2013

      That’s so great to hear!! Thanks for letting me know Charlotte :) yay! enjoy xx

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  17. posted by Polly Ackroyd on November 20, 2013

    I made these yesterday – they are so yummy! Quick and easy to make, i think it took less than 10 minutes to put the ingredients together. They are quite heavy so it’s quite easy to fill up on 1 or 2. I’ll be making more and taking them to work with me as snacks :)

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on November 22, 2013

      Hi Polly! Aw that’s so great to hear, I’m so pleased!! Thank you for your lovely comment :) Nic x

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  18. posted by Sian Davies on January 23, 2014

    I made these for the 1st time 2 weeks ago and i’m making another batch tonight. I don’t like blueberries so substituted them with raisins and they were delicious. They were ideal for a healthy snack throughout the week. Thank you for sharing such a delicious recipe!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on January 23, 2014

      Great swap! Thanks for letting me know how they went :) xx

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  19. posted by Emma on April 28, 2014

    I love these.. And there great for getting my parents to eat healthy too.. I blend all oil egg bananas and all the wet ingredients in a blender and then last add the blueberries and they come out perfectly with less mess made in the process! X

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  20. posted by Janet on August 10, 2014

    Hi Nic, I made these muffins this weekend. I did not have any blueberries so used dried cranberries and used almond extract instead of vanilla. They were yummy and I will definitely be making these again. Thank you for the recipe.

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on August 11, 2014

      Ooh that sounds gorgeous!! Thank you so much for the suggestion! x

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  21. posted by Amy on October 6, 2014

    Hi Nic, wow I just made there and they are awesome. I thought I had gone wrong as I used frozen blueberries and the mixture looked really sloppy but I just got them out the oven and they are incredible. The whole house smells amazing and all my housemates have had one and loved it. Thabks

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on October 6, 2014

      Hehe yay!! Aw I’m so pleased :) ) Thanks for your comment!! xx

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  22. posted by Jess on March 9, 2015

    Great recipe! I was able to take these to my little girl’s pre-school today for her 2nd birthday. I substituted rice milk for cow’s milk, so they were gluten-free dairy-free nut-free sugar-free extra yummy!

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  23. posted by Laura White on January 11, 2016

    These look great, definitely going to give them a go. Would you adjust the weight for frozen berries? Thanks very much.

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on January 11, 2016

      Hi Laura! I would experiment.. you want a few blueberries in each muffin for juiciness and sweetness. Let me know how they go!! xx

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  24. posted by Salah Muflahi on January 17, 2016

    I’ve finally got round to making these, I used coconut oil instead of olive oil and almond milk instead of milk though! I had to try one as all good chefs do and they are delicious, they’re already in my meal plan for the week.

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on January 17, 2016

      Thank you so much for your pic and comment Salah, I really appreciate it!

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  25. posted by Rebecca Michell on January 21, 2016

    I made these amazing quick and so delicious muffins today in less than 20 minutes!! They taste so good as if they have sugar in them….. But they don’t!! I’m definitely going to make them again. Thank you Nic! Also I enjoyed them with Greek yoghurt and peanut butter tasted even better xxx

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on January 21, 2016

      Aw thank you so so much!! Thanks for the amazing pic too – I’ll put it up now :D xxx

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  26. posted by Emma on February 7, 2016

    Just made these and swapped the honey for agave and the egg for a chia egg to make it vegan

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on February 7, 2016

      Thanks Emma so much, I appreciate that!! Nic x

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  27. posted by Jenna on April 22, 2016

    What brand of honey do you recommend using in your recipes? Xx

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