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Gluten-Free Banana Oatmeal Muffins

For my daughter’s birthday this year, I was going to make the incredibly delicious Moosewood chocolate cake (in cupcake form, of course.) But as the days drew closer to her birthday, I began to have second thoughts. For one, she’s not a huge fan of sweets (yet.) A chocolate cupcake would make her daddy and I happy but she probably wouldn’t eat more than a mouthful. (She proved this to be true when I made the Moosewood cupcakes for her daddy’s birthday. How much she missed!)

All that to say, I decided we needed to make some kind of banana oatmeal muffin. She loves bananas and oatmeal and eats her beloved banana pancakes several times a week. After much searching, I came across a recipe on the Running with Spoons site. The original recipe called for sugar and chocolate chips (which I’m sure makes them even more delicious) but I decided to forgo both since I had two very ripe bananas to work with. Note, this is why I specify using ripe bananas in the recipe; they are the only sugar you’re going to get! I also added cinnamon and nutmeg because we are spice people here. We go through those two spices at an alarming rate.

Well, these muffins were a huge hit. So much so they became the star of her birthday breakfast-for-dinner. Success!

Baby Days Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Banana Oatmeal Muffins

(adapted from Running with Spoons)

1 cup plain yogurt
2 very ripe (spotted) bananas, mashed
2 eggs
2 cups gluten-free oatmeal, ground
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg

Prepare a muffin pan by spraying with cooking spray. If using liners, spray those as well as these muffins will stick.

Grind the oatmeal in batches in a food processor or clean coffee grinder. Pour the oatmeal flour into a a medium bowl and stir in baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside. In a small bowl, mix the yogurt, mashed bananas, and eggs together. Pour the banana mixture into the oat flour mixture and stir just until blended.

Scoop batter into muffin pan and bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes. (10 minutes if you’re using a mini muffin pan.)


P.S. These muffins are not very sweet so they make a great toddler (or in our case, toddler and mom) snack. If you prefer sweet muffins, add 1/4 cup of brown sugar to the banana yogurt mixture. If you’re looking for a treat for yourself, you might like my mini batch chocolate chip cookie recipe or peppermint bark brownies. Both are super easy to whip up and are very delicious.

Have a lovely {and creative} day!






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24 responses to “Gluten-Free Banana Oatmeal Muffins”

  1. Sarah @ GlamGranolaGeek Avatar

    Thanks for posting this! I promised my daughter we would bake muffins tomorrow! Pinning this to use!

    1. Jennie Avatar

      Fun! I hope you enjoy them! 🙂

  2. christina Avatar

    Love this… thank you. Newest follower from Totally Terrific Tuesday Link Party!

    1. Jennie Avatar

      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  3. Leslie Avatar

    That little note is cute, haha. These look yummy! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Jennie Avatar

      🙂 You’re welcome! Have a great day!

  4. Jenny @ Women With Intention Avatar

    These look great and I’d love for you to share with my readers!
    Thanks! Jenny

    1. Jennie Avatar

      Thanks for the invite, Jenny! I’ll stop by! 🙂

      1. Jenny @ Women With Intention Avatar

        I’m so glad you linked up! Come back and visit this week! 🙂

        1. Jennie Avatar

          Coming over now! Thanks for the invite! 🙂

  5. Kim @ The Baking ChocolaTess Avatar

    Love banana and oatmeal and what’s not to love in muffin form? Yum! Thanks for sharing such a great recipe. I want to try these!

    1. Jennie Avatar

      You’re going to love them! (I also recommend sneaking in a few chocolate chips in the muffins–so yummy!) Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  6. Karissa Avatar

    Thank you for linking up and sharing on Motivational Monday.

    1. Jennie Avatar

      You’re welcome! See you tomorrow! 🙂

  7. Sharon - Her Organized Chaos Avatar

    I am going to make this for breakfast tomorrow! My littles will love this. I’m going to share this. Thanks for linking this up at Totally Terrific Tuesday last week. It goes live tonight at 9pm CST. Can’t wait to see what else you have to share! Hope to see you there!


    1. Jennie Avatar

      Hope you like them! I should make them for breakfast tomorrow too! 🙂

  8. Danielle Avatar

    These look great! My toddler will love them. I appreciate that you were successful in baking these without any added sugar. Thanks for testing it out! Pinned for a weekend project.

    1. Jennie Avatar

      You’re welcome–definitely make sure the bananas are super ripe because they are the sweetness for this recipe. I’ve found that using unsweetened applesauce/mashed bananas in place of sugar for many quickbread/muffin recipes works well to replace sugar. 🙂

  9. Candace Avatar

    Love that these are low sugar and don’t contain gluten! Thanks for linking up with the Creative Spark Link Party!

    1. Jennie Avatar

      You’re welcome! Hope you enjoy them! 🙂

  10. kristy Avatar

    can i use veg oil in substitute of egg? i really want to make this but my son has egg allergy

    1. Jennie Avatar

      I’ve never substituted veg oil but I’ve subbed applesauce in place of egg. The pancakes are a different consistency but it still works. 🙂

  11. Dina Avatar

    Do have the carb count and other nutritional information?

    1. Jennie Avatar

      I don’t, Dina. But it probably would be fairly easy to look up in a book or online since there are only a few ingredients. Hope you have a great day! 🙂

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