Chocolate banana oatmeal muffins. Don’t those just sound yummy?! But I suppose it’s hard to go wrong with a recipe that calls for cocoa powder and chocolate chips. Even better when it’s not horrible for you. ðŸ™‚
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We don’t always eat gluten freeÂ (<—- click there for a great list of gluten free recipes) but we have needed to on a few occasions. These muffins are a yummy treat the kids and I both enjoy (whether or not we are gluten free ðŸ™‚ ).
I don’t put much sweetener in my muffins and quick breads, but if your family is used to things pretty sweet just increase the sweetener a touch.
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Because these chocolate banana oatmeal muffins are made with oat flour and rolled oats, the texture isn’t quite the same as traditional muffin. It is a cross between a muffin and baked oatmeal but they are quickly gobbled up by everyone in my house. They are great for breakfast or snack. Don’t tell my kids how healthy they are because they’ve even made an appearance for dessert.
They are also perfect freezer food. Cool completely after baking and freeze in a zipped storage bag. Thaw a short time and reheat slightly before eating. Yum!
I don’t like my muffins super big, (small size is slightly more kid friendly) so I make 12 regular muffins and 12 mini muffins. Use the longer baking times if you are making larger muffins.
Speaking of muffins, I have to share with you my favorite muffin pan. I discovered these last year and have fallen in love. Get this, I don’t need to grease the pans andÂ everythingÂ has come out easily. I have the standard size and the mini pan.
Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Muffins
- ¼ C. honey (or use ¼-3/4 C. sugar)
- 1 C. milk
- 2 T. coconut oil or butter, melted
- 2 eggs
- 2 t. vanilla
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 C. old fashioned rolled oats blended to oat flour
- 1 C. old fashioned rolled oats
- 2 t. baking powder
- ¾ t. salt
- ½ c. cocoa powder
- ½ c. chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 (325 if dark coated pans)
- Combine honey/sugar, milk, fat, eggs, vanilla, and bananas.
- Mix well.
- Mix in oats, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes for regular muffins or 10-11 minutes for mini muffins.
If you like this recipe, you might also be interested in these Gluten Free Oat Flour Banana MuffinsÂ that are also dairy free!
Recipe adapted from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures