Healthy Oat & Blueberry Banana Muffins

Healthy banana and blueberry muffins

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].



Banana and blueberry muffins

Banana and blueberry muffins



Oat & Blueberry Banana Muffins


  • 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/rapeseed oil


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees C (350 F)
  2. Mix together the oats & oat flour with the baking powder, cinnamon & salt
  3. Add the mashed bananas & stir with a fork before mixing in the blueberries (gently!)
  4. Whisk together the honey, oil, egg, milk & vanilla before folding into the mixture until all of the dry mixture is coated
  5. Divide into 16 silicone muffin cases** or greased paper muffin cases (to prevent sticking.. 1 cal spray oil works for this)
  6. Bake for ~25 mins until cooked (a tooth-pick should come out clean!).. then allow to cool!
  7. Enjoy! These muffins can be kept in the fridge or in a cool cupboard. They can also be frozen for later.


*To make oat flour simply blend the oats in your blender for a few moments.

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

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories 115

% Daily Value

Total Fat 4 g


Total Carbohydrates 17 g


Protein 2.5 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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  1. Karen
    July 14, 2013 / 4:32 pm

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

  2. Karen
    July 14, 2013 / 4:36 pm

    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

    • Nics Nutrition
      July 14, 2013 / 6:27 pm

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

  3. Katy
    July 14, 2013 / 6:39 pm

    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???!

    • Nics Nutrition
      July 14, 2013 / 9:12 pm

      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

  4. July 15, 2013 / 3:48 pm

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

    • Nics Nutrition
      July 15, 2013 / 4:49 pm

      No problem Rosie! Glad to be of help 🙂 x

  5. Alli Marshall
    July 17, 2013 / 1:58 pm

    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!!!

    • Nics Nutrition
      July 18, 2013 / 3:57 pm

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

  6. Marcel Greenaway
    July 18, 2013 / 10:18 am

    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!!

    • Nics Nutrition
      July 18, 2013 / 3:56 pm

      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!

  7. Cara Howarth
    July 18, 2013 / 4:08 pm

    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 🙂

    • Nics Nutrition
      July 20, 2013 / 7:57 am

      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

  8. Joanna
    August 5, 2013 / 1:49 pm

    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!

    • December 29, 2015 / 3:17 pm

      I love this suggestion, thank you so much!!

  9. Joanna
    August 5, 2013 / 2:45 pm

    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

    • Nics Nutrition
      August 6, 2013 / 11:08 am

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

  10. Kevin
    August 12, 2013 / 11:13 am

    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)

    • Nics Nutrition
      August 12, 2013 / 11:19 am

      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

  11. Lora
    August 15, 2013 / 7:37 pm

    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!

    • Nics Nutrition
      August 15, 2013 / 9:25 pm

      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

  12. Aki
    August 25, 2013 / 9:34 pm

    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!

    • August 26, 2013 / 7:51 am

      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

  13. Charly
    September 20, 2013 / 7:47 pm

    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!!

    • September 20, 2013 / 7:50 pm

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

  14. Sarah
    September 30, 2013 / 12:25 pm

    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!

    • September 30, 2013 / 5:13 pm

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

    • October 13, 2013 / 6:38 pm

      Thanks for your blog post Georgia 🙂 xx

  15. charlotte
    October 27, 2013 / 6:48 pm

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

    • October 27, 2013 / 7:32 pm

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

  16. November 20, 2013 / 2:06 pm

    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 🙂

    • November 22, 2013 / 6:02 pm

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

  17. Sian Davies
    January 23, 2014 / 6:17 pm

    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!

    • January 23, 2014 / 6:41 pm

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

  18. Emma
    April 28, 2014 / 11:42 am

    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

    • April 28, 2014 / 7:38 pm

      Aw thank you Emma!! So glad you like them 🙂 x

  19. Janet
    August 10, 2014 / 10:03 pm

    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.

    • August 11, 2014 / 6:42 pm

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

  20. Amy
    October 6, 2014 / 5:10 pm

    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

    • October 6, 2014 / 7:51 pm

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

  21. Jess
    March 9, 2015 / 9:28 pm

    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!

    • March 10, 2015 / 8:57 pm

      Aw that’s so fab to hear!! Thanks Jess! xx

  22. Laura White
    January 11, 2016 / 9:41 am

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

    • January 11, 2016 / 6:26 pm

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

  23. Salah Muflahi
    January 17, 2016 / 3:42 pm

    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.

    • January 17, 2016 / 5:16 pm

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

  24. Rebecca Michell
    January 21, 2016 / 4:14 pm

    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

    • January 21, 2016 / 8:38 pm

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

  25. Emma
    February 7, 2016 / 2:01 pm

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

    • February 7, 2016 / 6:16 pm

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

  26. Jenna
    April 22, 2016 / 10:04 am

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

  27. Stephanie
    March 19, 2017 / 10:27 am

    These are absolutely delicious, Nic. I love them and my 18 month-year-old does too. I’m delighted with the flavour and texture but mine don’t rise very much. Are they supposed to? Any suggestions?

    • March 29, 2017 / 9:11 pm

      Aw thanks! Did you use enough baking powder and a dash of salt? x

  28. Despina
    November 18, 2019 / 4:33 pm

    Just made them, supper delish

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