Healthy Banana Oatmeal Muffins-No flour or oil!

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Not too long ago, we had a particularly rough morning. The toddler screamed, cried, threw herself on her bed, clung to her paci, and refused to leave her room.

Eventually, we made it to the kitchen. Eventually, we got some breakfast. And after she had eaten three eggs, two cups of yogurt, and a handful of blueberries, she was a much happier kid. Shocking.

Lesson learned: we need to eat first thing in the morning, which means I need breakfast foods ready and waiting for us.

So we made these. No flour! No oil! And easy enough that I could make them with the toddler’s “help.”

Easy, Healthy Banana Oatmeal Muffins

  • 2.5 cups oats
  • 1 cup yogurt (the original recipe called for greek yogurt, but we just had plain yogurt. So we used regular yogurt and reduced the sugar)
  • 2 eggs (I used ground flax instead. 3 tablespoons water + 1 tablespoon ground flax = 1 egg)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (I’ll try using even less next time. Regular yogurt has more sugar than the greek yogurt called for in the original recipe)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 bananas 

healthy banana oatmeal muffins

  1. Heat oven to 400.
  2. Combine ingredients and pour into muffin tin.
  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes. 
  4. Avoid hunger-induced meltdowns in the morning. 

Where are the rest of the pictures? Well, the toddler was helping, and I was wearing the baby. There was no room in the cooking equation for pictures. I guess you’ll have to make these yourself so you can see what they look like!

One more note: we don’t usually let these hang around, but I don’t think the banana or oatmeal combo saves very well! Eat within in a few days and/or refrigerate!

Want more kid-friendly recipes?

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Want to add a little fun to your dinner table? Try these laminated placemats.

And I know you’re here for the food, but I love to write about is traveling with kids (it helps that Nate’s a pilot). These are my favorite posts! Tips for Flying with a Baby & 35 FREE Things to Do at the Beach with Young Kids!

17 thoughts on “Healthy Banana Oatmeal Muffins-No flour or oil!”

    1. Sounds delicious to me, but I guess it depends on if you’d like the mix of banana and blueberry flavors. 🙂 I’ve reduced the sugar with greek yogurt too (and loved it), but I guess it again depends on your personal preference on muffin sweetness. I’d love to hear how they turn out!

  1. Rachel –

    I needed a recipe for oatmeal banana muffins this morning and yours was the first to pop up. I ended up short on oatmeal, banana and eggs, so I added blue corn (luckily for us we live close to the Hopi mesas in Northern Arizona and this is the real deal), flax seed (not ground), applesauce, cranberries and walnuts. With your base and a little necessity, these have turned out to be some of the best muffins we’ve ever had. Filling and nutritious. Can’t wait to try the pumpking muffins. Thanks, and I’ll enjoy subscribing to your blog.


    1. Oh my goodness! Your muffins sound delicious! I can’t wait to add some of the things you mentioned. My toddler often asks “may I have some flax?” YEP, true story. So I think she’d like the crunch of the regular flax seed. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and share your sweet thoughts and words! 🙂

  2. I had a banana (yes, only 1) that has been begging to be used in some baked goodie for about a week. Alas, just when I was to fulfill its dying wish, I realized with horror that I was out of flour!

    Fortunately, with your recipe (and some homemade kefir that had been forgott-, er, fermenting for about 2 weeks subbing for the yogurt), I made 2 loaf pans of delicious breakfast banana bread.

    Why not muffins? Well, 5 kids + 0 muffin liners = ain’t got time to wash muffin pans. For those who are too laz-, I mean, busy for muffins, I used 2 loaf pans, reduced the temp to 375, & kept the bake time about the same (20-ish minutes).

    Thanks for sharing such an easy & delicious recipe! I’m sure the variations are endless…

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