Oatmeal Banana Muffins is a healthy breakfast muffin. Made with Oatmeal, Bananas, Chocolate Chips and Raisins this delicious and healthy Muffin recipe is surely going to be a family favorite.
Healthy Oatmeal Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips & Raisins
This Healthy Oatmeal Banana Muffin recipe is something I love a lot. Nevertheless, before I start, there is one request. Just because it's written healthy does not automatically relate it to something bland and boring. I know Oatmeal has that impression on mot people. But trust me this is not boring. It's so delicious that you'll forget that you're on a diet. Let me tell you a secret. You don't even have to tell anyone that this is a healthy muffin recipe.
Other Oatmeal Recipes - Keto Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
And trust me no one will know what you are feeding them! Sometimes, you just got to do good without taking the credit for it! It feels so great.
I love working with Oatmeal. It's obviously healthy but I just love the texture of baked oatmeal. Be it in the form of cookies or cakes or muffins or overnight oatmeals. It just tastes so crunchy, homemade and comforting. When I am baking with Oatmeal, I would lie if I do not itch to put in raisins. I just think Oatmeal and Raisins are a match made in heaven. It brings out the perfect sweetness along with the chewy flavors of Oatmeal.
Today let me share with y'all my favorite Oatmeal Banana Muffins recipe with Chocolate Chips & Raisins. The best thing about Oatmeal Banana Muffin is that it's so healthy. Packed with proteins and fibers, a single muffin will make you feel so full that you'd want to not eat anything else after it. It's the perfect mid-morning snack or breakfast muffin recipe.
Not everything healthy has to be bland. Especially Oatmeal has the impression of being extremely bland and tasteless. To tell you the truth, even I would have given up on dieting if I had to eat dull and bland food every day.
However, this wonderful Oatmeal Banana Muffin totally contradicts that idea. It's tasty, delicious and so decadent. The Banana, raisins and chocolate chips make this Oatmeal Banana Muffin so yummy that you will not belive that you are biting into an Oatmeal Muffin.
How to make Gluten-Free Oatmeal Banana Muffins?
In this recipe, I have used Buckwheat Flour. Buckwheat flour is gluten-free and is an extremely healthy alternative to your normal AP Flour which you can easily use for baking purposes. Especially, this is my personal observation that Muffins comes out great with Buckwheat flour. To make Gluten-free Oats banana muffins, use buckwheat flour or Almond flour.
How to make Dairy Free Oatmeal Banana Muffins?
To make Dairy Free Oatmeal Banana Muffins use Almond Milk. Almond milk is the perfect alternative to normal milk and is so healthy as well. In this recipe of Oatmeal Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips & Raisins, I have used only 1/4 cup of Almond Milk. It just tastes so perfect and there is no extra flavor of nuts or Almonds that might come in the way of your muffins flavors. To make this dairy-free do not use chocolate chips.
How to make Sugar Free Oatmeal Banana Muffins?
To make sugar free Oatmeal Banana Muffins, just skip out on brown sugar and add Maple syrup. Maple syrup is so much healthier than normal brown sugar and perfect for sugar-free recipes.
In this case, I have used a little bit of brown sugar along with some honey. I could have used maple syrup but I did not have it at home and I thought, this could be the perfect moment to get creative and try out something creative. I didn't want to use a whole lot of brown sugar because it's just not healthy and especially not perfect for breakfast. So, I thought of using it just a tad bit and rest should be honey.
However, if you are looking to make it even more healthy feel free to customize your recipe and use 1/2 cup of Maple syrup and it'll work just fine!
Oats Banana Muffins with Greek Yogurt
Oats Banana Muffins come out perfect with thick greek yogurt. It brings out the flavors of the Oatmeal and makes your muffins extra fluffy on the top with that gorgeous dome shape and is equally moist from the center. I just love to use greek yogurt for my muffins recipe. It gives the perfect rise to the muffins when it reacts with the baking soda and baking powder with the heat.
How to make the perfect Oatmeal Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips & Raisins
- I started with creaming my Oil, Brown Sugar and Honey. If you are using Maple syrup, then you can start by first mixing the Maple syrup with vegetable oil or canola oil and beat it with a handheld mixture at medium to high speed for 3 minutes. To this, I added the chopped bananas and mixed it again for another minute at high speed.
- After this, I prepared my dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. I took some old fashioned rolled oats, some Buckwheat flour, Baking soda, Baking Powder, Chocolate Chips, Egg and some more whole Oats.
- I mixed all of these ingredients together with a wooden spatula and added some vanilla essence along with some greek yogurt.
- Finally, my muffin batter was ready.
- I placed my muffins to bake in a preheated oven at 428 F for 5 minutes and again for 5 minutes at 328 F. I allowed the muffins to stay in the hot oven for another 5 minutes before I got them out on the cooling rack.
Oatmeal Banana Muffins Recipe Troubleshooting tips:
Whether you are using butter or vegetable oil or coconut oil or canola oil, you will have to cream it with your banana. It should all mix properly. This is called creaming and this is the most important step of making muffins.
You can customize your choice of flour to bake these Oats Banana Muffins. You can use Buckwheat flour or Amaranth flour or Oats flour or Almond flour to make these healthy Oatmeal Banana Muffins.
Always use very little chocolate chips. If you want more chocolate chips you can add them later from the top.
You can replace greek yogurt with sour cream. It works the same and tastes the same.
Fill your Cupcake liners up to the top to get a good dome for you Muffins.
Oatmeal Banana Muffins is one of the healthiest low carb muffins recipe there is. Here are some more Oatmeal recipes which you might like:
Oatmeal Banana Muffins
- ½ Cup Vegetable Oil Can use Canola Oil or Coconut Oil for healthier option
- ¼ Cup Brown Sugar
- ¼ Cup Honey If you're using Maple Syrup, skip both brown sugar and honey and use 2/3 cup of Maple Syrup ('coz it's even healthier)
- 1 Whole Egg
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence
- 2 qts Bananas
- 2 Teaspoon Greek Yogurt Can replace with sour cream
- ½ Cup Buckwheat flour Can also use Oats flour, Almond flour, or Amaranth flour (all of these are GF Flours)
- ½ Cup Rolled Oats Old fashioned oats
- ½ Cup Whole Oats
- 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon Grounded
- 1 Teaspoon Nutmeg Grounded
- ¼ Cup Chocolate Chips Unsweetened or Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
- ¼ Cups Raisins soaked
- First, start by taking the oil and sugar in a bowl and cream it. Creaming means beating the oil and sugar until it's well combined. If you are using Maple Syrup, then you will have to cream your maple sugar with your oil. Use a handheld mixer or stand mixer to cream your oil and sugar. Beat for 3 minutes at medium to high speed.
- Next, add the chopped Bananas and mix it well using the handheld mixer or stand mixer
- To this add the vanilla essence and mix well.
- Now sieve the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients
- Add the Buckwheat flour, Rolled Oats, Whole Oats, ground Cinnamon, ground Nutmeg, Egg, Yogurt, Chocolate Chips and Raisins into the wet mixture
- Use a wooden spatula or silicon spatula to combine everything well. Do not use a handheld mixer or stand mixer after you've added your dry ingredients. Your Muffin batter has to be lumpy. (not smooth like a cake batter).
- Line a muffin tray with oil and place the cupcake liners in it.
- Use an Ice cream scoop to scoop out the Muffin batter and place it in the muffin moulds one after other.
- Fill each mould till the top so that you have a nice dome shape of your muffins
- Finally top it with little bit of dry oats
- Bake your Oats Banana Muffins at 428 F for 5 minutes and then again at 328 F for 5 minutes.
- Allow the Muffins to stay in the hot oven for an additional 5 minutes before you get them out.
- Get them out on a cooling rack and allow them to cool down completely before you get them out of the moulds.
- Your Oatmeal Banana Muffins are ready.