Oatmeal muffins for breakfast have been a staple in our home for the past 14 years. It doesn’t matter how many different varieties I come up with throughout each year, everyone ALWAYS asks for the Banana-Chocolate Chip ones…. over & over again.
To keep the family happy, I change the recipe up a bit each time so no one gets bored. You would think there wouldn’t be much to change. I mean a banana oatmeal muffin is just a banana oatmeal muffin. Right? Wrong. Instead of using milk, I’ll use kefir or Greek yogurt (that recipe is for another time). Instead of using cinnamon, I’ll try toasted milled flax seed. And instead of vanilla extract, grade A maple syrup. They may not be BIG changes, but even slight differences give some variety.
This time… I went flourless. It was a game-changer! These came out more “oatmealy”. They weren’t very muffin-like in the sense of them being airy. Instead, they are dense and extremely filling! Score! Because my son & husband can walk away with just devouring one each – which leaves some for me and my daughter & her husband to enjoy too!
2 Ripe Bananas – mashed with a fork
2 large Eggs
1 Cup Coconut Milk (or Almond)
1/4 Cup Grade A Maple Syrup
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 cup liquid Coconut Oil
Whisk all ingredients together until well blended.
In separate bowl combine the following:
3 Cups organic rolled oats
1 TBS milled flax seed – lightly toasted (optional)
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup of your favorite chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and combine well.
Spray muffin tins with cooking spray and divide batter among the muffin cups.
I used Extra-Large Muffins – (6) and baked for 45 minutes (you will see the tops turn a beautiful golden color). If you use the standard size muffins – (12) – bake 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool before removing them from the tins. Place on rack to cool completely – IF they last that long…. they are simple DELICIOUS hot out of the oven!
Store in airtight container. Can be heated in the microwave for 15 seconds if you like them warmed up a bit. Enjoy!!!