Easy Banana Oat Flour Muffins

 

Banana Oat Flour Muffins

I love oatmeal.  I have recently discovered that throwing it into my food processor and grinding it up makes cheap easy oat flour.  Oat flour has less carbohydrates than regular flour, and allows you to incorporate the health benefits of oats (lowers bad cholesterol, may help control high blood pressure, helps with insulin sensitivity) into your baking.

Not only were these kid and husband approved, my kids were behind me in a line waiting for more while I was snapping pictures for this post!

Ingredients

1-¼ cup Oat flour
½ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1 egg
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 tbsp ground flax seed**
½ tsp vanilla
1 brown/overripe banana (mashed)
2 tbsp “add ins”- we chose 2 tbsp chocolate chips, but you could use walnuts, raisins, dried cranberries, etc

**Don’t worry if you don’t have flax seed- the recipe will still work without it.  It does add fiber and healthy fats to the muffins though, so use it if you can.

Directions

Preheat oven to 400*. Spray mini muffin tin tray (24 count) lightly with oil spray.

Stir all ingredients together in a large bowl. Fold in your 2 tbsp of “add ins”.

Pour into muffin tins and bake for 7-8 mins or until lightly golden and top of muffins look “set”, not soggy.

Enjoy!

Once the muffins cool, place them in baggies of 3 mini muffins. Just because something is made of healthy ingredients it doesn’t mean you can eat 10 of them. Portion, portion, portion.

Melanie

Melanie

 

 

Comments

  1. 1

    Thanks for the great recipe. I am going to have to try these for my son.

  2. 2
    Robin Wilson says:

    I am so glad that you said it would be okay without the flax seed. I don’t have any and don’t have any idea where to get some. If you have a minute, can this recipe be doubled? My hubby and son eat these kinds of muffins like they are going out of style. Thank you for the recipe and the cute pic!

  3. 3
    MelanieW says:

    yes Robin, it absolutely can be doubled

  4. 4
    Stacey Roberson says:

    What a great idea for oat flour. These look simple and yummy! Perfect for a morning breakfast for the little guy.

  5. 5

    I can see that your boy doesn’t like them at all. NOT! Looks good.

  6. 6
    Janet W. says:

    Yum!! I can’t wait to make these! My grandsons are going to love it!

  7. 7

    Would never of thought to use oatmeal in muffins instead of flour

  8. 8

    I admit I love sweet things and I actually have all the ingredients in the house, I even have the flax seeds (a new introduction to our diet) so this is a recipe I will be using

  9. 9

    Looks/sounds delicious and very healthy, I would love to try these muffins. That’s a really great idea to grind up oatmeal to make your own oat flour. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  10. 10
    Anne Taylor says:

    I really love this recipe! I bet these are super moist and delicious! Thanks for thanks for the tip about throwing some oats in a food processor to quickly make oat flour; I would have never thought of it.

  11. 11

    Oh these look so good! I love that they have the Greek yogurt in them! Cant wait to try these for my family!

  12. 12

    I have done this with oats making it into flour, and I do like to add flaxseed to recipes! I love this and nevre tried adding banana and yogurt together, these look delish must try!

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