Quick and Easy Healthy Banana Muffins made in the blender with whole grain oats, maple syrup, Greek yogurt and more!
Friends, you need this super easy recipe in your life, and I’m here to give it to you! I love this Healthy Banana Muffin recipe made in the blender; it’s made with whole ingredients like pure maple syrup (and no other sugars), bananas, whole grain oats, and other wholesome things I don’t mind my kids eating for breakfast, lunch, and snacks. We added good quality chocolate chips to a few of them for fun, but you can always leave them out.
Have you heard of blender muffins yet? They were new to me until this summer when I started making them and now I love love love them! The idea is that you use the blender to do all of the work and you end up with a one “bowl” muffin that tastes great. The perk of using the blender is that you can turn whole grain oats into oat flour and you don’t have to mash ingredients like apples, carrots, bananas, or anything else that might need chopped up or mashed ahead of time. Just toss what you need in the blender, and let it do its thing. Plus, a blender is really easy to pour that batter out of!
My kids love blender muffins because if I help them measure, they can pretty much make muffins on their own. There’s no chopping needed and getting the batter from the blender jar to the muffin tin is so simple. I actually have a few blender muffin recipes up my sleeve so be on the lookout for them!
Tips and Tricks for Making Healthy Banana Muffins in the blender:
- If you are new to making muffins in the blender, you are going to love it! Super, super easy. I bought a refurbished Blendtec three or so years ago and use it almost daily. No fancy blender? The muffins will work just fine without it.
- The chocolate chips are totally optional. Half my family likes them in healthy banana muffins and the other half don’t. So I normally pour out six muffins, add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to the remaining batter, stir, and pour again! Then I’ll top those 6 with a few more chocolate chips so that it’s easy to tell which are which. Easy!
How much batter do you pour in each muffin tin?
Fill them 2/3 to 3/4 of the way full (about 3 tablespoons). Avoid adding too much batter or the muffins will overflow as they bake and make a mess.
How do you grease muffin tins?
Vegetable oil spray is the fastest and easiest way to grease muffin pans. Make sure to spray the entire pan, including the sides of each muffin hole, to avoid stuck muffins.
Quick and Easy Healthy Banana Muffins made in the blender with whole grain oats, maple syrup, Greek yogurt, and more!
- 2 cups rolled oats (gluten free if needed)
- 2 large, ripe bananas
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (whole milk or 2% yogurt)
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 cup chocolate chips, optional
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and spray a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
- In the jar of your blender, add the oats. Add the lid and process until the oats look like flour, 1-3 minutes.
- Peel and add the bananas, eggs, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon to the jar of the blender and blend until smooth, 30 seconds to 2 minutes.
- Add chocolate chips, if using, and stir with a spoon or spatula to combine (don’t blend).
- Pour banana muffin batter into the prepared pans. Top with a few additional chocolate chips if you’d like.
- Bake until the muffins spring back slightly when touched and toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 15 minutes.
- Let cool slightly and then remove from the pan. Serve right away or at room temperature. Store extras in an air-tight container for up to 3 days or freeze for longer storage.
- The chocolate chips are totally optional. Half my family likes them in healthy banana muffins and the other half doesn’t. So I normally pour out six muffins, add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to the remaining batter, stir, and pour again! Then I’ll top those 6 with a few more chocolate chips so that it’s easy to tell which are which. Easy!
- Serving Size: 1 Muffin
- Calories: 212
- Sugar: 19.4g
- Sodium: 123.9mg
- Fat: 6.9g
- Carbohydrates: 33.5g
- Protein: 5g
- Cholesterol: 33.5mg
Keywords: Breakfast, Quick & Easy, Banana, Chocolate Chip
If you liked this blender muffin recipe, here are more to try:
- Cinnamon Apple Muffin Recipe
- Healthy Pumpkin Muffin Recipe
- Pineapple Zucchini Muffins
- One Bowl Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Long live all the easy healthy recipes!