Easy one-bowl Banana Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins are made with almond flour, ripe banana, oats and fresh blueberries. They are soft, moist and bursting with blueberry flavor! Best part? These delicious and healthy muffins are completely gluten free, oil free, dairy free and refined sugar free!
If you have an overripe banana hanging around and blueberries in your fridge that need to be used up, you should definitely give these muffins a try. They are one of those healthy baked goods that are incredibly wholesome but also taste REALLY good!
WHY YOU WILL LOVE THESE MUFFINS:
- These healthy muffins are super easy and quick to make.
- You will only need one bowl, a fork and a spatula. This means minimal clean up, which is always a win!
- This is a small batch recipe for 6 muffins, which is perfect if you only have 1 banana or if you don’t want to eat muffins all week long.
Note: You can easily double the recipe by clicking “x2” in the recipe card below!
- These muffins are packed with protein (from almond flour) and fiber (from oats and blueberries)!
- They are gluten free, dairy free, oil free and refined sugar free.
- Natural sweetness comes from banana and maple syrup.
- Kid and toddler friendly, these healthy snacks are perfect for your littles’ lunch boxes.
MORE HEALTHY MUFFIN RECIPES TO TRY:
- Banana: the riper, the better. Brown spots on the skin or straight up brown skin is perfectly fine. If you use a banana that’s not ripe, the muffins won’t be sweet enough and the texture won’t be right.
- Blueberries: filled with antioxidants and vitamins, it’s what makes these muffins wonderfully juicy and flavorful.
- Almond Flour: use blanched almond flour that’s perfect for baking. I buy mine at Sam’s Club in bulk.
- Oats: I like using quick cooking oats in baking recipes. The oats give the muffins a nice “bite” but not too much chewy texture.
- Egg: to help almond flour rise. Vital Farms eggs are my favorite.
- Maple Syrup: to naturally sweeten the muffins. Mine is always 100% pure maple syrup from Maine.
- Cinnamon: typically used in banana-based baked goods. Add more than ½ teaspoon, if you like the cinnamon flavor to be more distinct.
- Vanilla: to add another layer of flavor.
- Baking Powder & Baking Soda: make sure they’re not expired!
- Salt: to balance out the flavors. I used my favorite Himalayan Pink Salt.
HOW TO MAKE GLUTEN FREE BANANA BLUEBERRY OATMEAL MUFFINS
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a 6-muffin tin with liners. If you’re doubling the recipe, use a regular 12-muffin tin.
Step 2: Mash banana with a fork.
Step 3: Pour in all liquid ingredients and stir to combine.
Step 4: Add almond flour and all dry ingredients. Mix with a spatula until batter forms.
Step 5: Fold in blueberries and drop 6 portions of batter into the prepared muffin tin using a large cookie scoop. Decorate the tops with more blueberries, if you want.
Step 6: Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Step 7: Cool completely and serve.
STORAGE AND FREEZING TIPS
- To Store: place the muffins in an airtight container lined with paper towel (to absorb any extra moisture) and store at room temperature for up to 3-4 days.
- To Freeze: wrap each muffin in plastic wrap, place in a ziplock bag or an airtight container and freeze for up tp 3 months.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What makes these muffins healthy?
These muffins are made with wholesome, unprocessed ingredients which makes them a great healthy treat or snack. They use no wheat flour, processed sugar or oil! Instead, they’re made with fruit (bananas and blueberries), whole grains (oats), nuts (almond flour) and naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup.
Can I use frozen bananas?
Yes! Let the banana thaw completely before using.
Can I use frozen blueberries?
Yes. If all you have is frozen berries, toss them in a bit of flour (gluten-free or tapioca flour for gluten-free muffins) to prevent them from sticking and/or sinking to the bottom of the muffins. You may need to increase the baking time a bit, too.
Can I swap quick oats for rolled oats?
I prefer quick oats for this recipe because they integrate better in the muffin batter and the texture of the muffins is just right – not too soft but not too chewy. That being said, rolled oats will also work in these muffins, especially if you like chewier and coarser texture in baked goods.
Is it ok to skip muffin liners and spray the muffin tin with oil?
No. Almond flour baked goods tend to stick to surfaces more than other flours. I tested these muffins with no liners and ended up eating them with a spoon straight from the tin. Liners is the way to go!
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Easy one-bowl Banana Oatmeal Muffins are made with almond flour, ripe banana, instant oats and fresh blueberries. These delicious and healthy muffins are completely gluten free, oil free, dairy free and refined sugar free!
1 medium overripe banana
3 tablespoons maple syrup
¾ cup blueberries, plus more for decorating the top
1 cup blanched almond flour
½ cup quick cooking oats
1 large egg
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a 6-muffin tin with liners.
- In a medium bowl mash banana with a fork until smooth.
- Add liquid ingredients: egg, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
- Add almond flour, quick oats, baking powder and soda, cinnamon and salt to the banana mixture. Mix with a spatula until smooth batter forms.
- Fold in blueberries.
- Using a large cookie scoop or a ¼ cup measuring cup, drop equal portions of batter into the lined muffin tin. Decorate tops with more blueberries pushing them into the batter, if desired.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out clean.
- Cool completely on a cooling rack before serving.
This recipe makes 6 muffins. If you want to make 12 muffins, double the recipe by pressing “x2” in the recipe card above.
Make sure the banana you’re using is super ripe. Brown skin is ok.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Category: dessert, breakfast
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: banana blueberry oatmeal muffins, almond flour blueberry muffins, healthy banana muffins