This recipe is one of my greatest culinary accomplishments. That may be an overstatement, but I really am proud of this one.
- It’s incredibly versatile and easy to change up.
- It requires one bowl and no mixer.
- It’s gluten-free, but tasty.
- It’s relatively healthy and full of good-for-you grains, protein, and Omegas.
Before I jump into the recipe, here are a few notes about the dietary restrictions. I almost always make this with gluten-free flour. It tastes better with regular flour, but Little Miss is gluten intolerant. Even the Bayou Boys eat the gluten-free version, so I opt for the easier choice. If you have a family member with Celiac or extreme sensitivity to gluten, make sure to use a gluten-free oatmeal.
This recipe is not Whole 30 or keto compliant. However, the grains in these muffins are incredibly good for you. They’re packed with fiber, protein, and a ton of vitamins in these, including:
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
- Vitamin B6
This recipe is also rich in antioxidants soluble and insoluble fiber. The ingredients can help lower cholesterol and protect LDL cholesterol, improve blood sugar, and help with weight loss. Another plus — these are amazing for nursing mothers. The oats help boost milk production.
Are you convinced yet that the benefits in these more than make up for the added sugar? I hope so.
I always start with three overripe bananas mashed in a large mixing bowl. I will even use frozen bananas that I’ve thawed, just make sure to drain the liquid first. Mash the bananas, and add the next five ingredients, ending with the sugar to that same bowl.
Then, I add in my dry ingredients to the same bowl. Only having to wash one bowl is a huge win for me.
I mix it well, and add in the nuts and chocolate chips (optional). I use a large scoop so the muffins are all the same size.
Bayou Blonde Tip: These muffins do not do well with cupcake liners. I prefer to spray the pan with an avocado cooking spray.
If you don’t want to use chocolate chips, add cinnamon for a twist.
Here is the recipe. Please let me know if you make these!
Here’s a Printable PDF of the recipe.
Let me know if you try these! This recipe is a staple in my home and works great for breakfast or an afternoon snack.
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