Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins (V, GF): a healthy 1-bowl recipe for moist, satisfying fresh-baked banana muffins bursting with hearty oats and decadent chocolate chips. Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Healthy.
Can you believe it’s the last week of July? How did the summer go by so fast? I feel like it was just yesterday that I was celebrating the first day of summer with my 3 Ingredient Strawberry Coconut Sorbet. Before the start of the summer, I thought I’d have all of this extra time to redo the kitchen, redo my mom’s place and maybe even plan an extra itty bitty vacation before all the holiday madness begins.
But did I do any of that? Nope! Alright, maybe just a little bit of each. I promised to help my mom decorate and rearrange her furniture ages ago, but progress has been slow going. (More on that in a later post.) I also promised her I’d make her a banana quick bread/muffin-esque recipe chockfull of her all-time favorite combo: oats and chocolate chips!
Allow me to present to you my Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins, made special, just for my mom (and yours). 🙂
Meanwhile, in actuality, coconut and chocolate are her favorite combo, and oats and chocolate chips come in second… but for the purposes of this post, let’s just pretend the former is true. 😉
Growing up, my mom used to try to get us kids to eat bananas all the live long day. We resisted because we were kids and simply had to test the boundaries. And, also, let’s be honest… super ripe banana texture can be a bit much for any kid (or adult) palate to handle. If only we had something like these gluten free vegan banana nut muffins growing up…
My mom could only rarely get us to eat bananas, and when we did, there had to be some kind of incentive involved… mainly involving Sailor Moon stickers or a side of cookies.
Nowadays, it’s all we can do to wait for those gosh darn bananas to ripen to that exact perfect level of ripeness that’s great for banana baked goods. At any given time, my mom, my sister, or Erik and I have batches and batches of bananas lying/laying (🤷♀️?) around, waiting for their perfect moment to shine.
This time, we had the bananas right where we wanted them, AND, it was just the perfect moment to fulfill my promise to my mom to make her something special. Plus, it just so happens that these Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins are also the tastiest transitionary recipe to get us into the back-to-school mood!
And just in case you’re in the mood for more perfectly portable snacks, try these:
- Easy Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cookies
- Healthy Banana Blueberry Muffins Recipe
- Vegan Chocolate Banana Nut Bread
- Gluten Free Banana Oat Muffins
These easy gluten free banana oat muffins are chockfull of the good stuff: the healthy, whole ingredients you know and love. They are so unbelievably hearty and satisfying. The domed tops on these suckers are INCREDIBLE and totally worth writing home about… Side note: if you haven’t yet, you’ve got to try using this ice cream scoop to scoop and drop your batter for the perfect domed tops. They’re soft, tender and moist—pretty much everything you’re searching for in the best chocolate chip banana oat muffin recipe. 😉
If I haven’t got you convinced, allow me to shower you with all of these Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins finest, most delicious bulletpoints! They’re:
- soft, tender, moist and satisfying
- vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free
- made in just one bowl — the easiest vegan chocolate banana oatmeal muffins ever!
- deliciously refined sugar-free
- just the healthy banana oatmeal chocolate chips muffins to share with your loved ones 💕
- made with the healthy, whole ingredients you know and love
- pretty friggin awesome paired with 4 Ingredient Banana Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream (yep, I said it) 😍
- … or sitting pretty in a muffin variety basket with: One Bowl Double Chocolate Banana Muffins, Healthy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins Recipe, and Moist Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins 🍌
- just the best banana oatmeal chocolate chip muffins recipe you’ve been searching for
- the best way to keep your promises (both edible and otherwise). 😉
I hope you truly enjoy these banana oatmeal chocolate chip muffins! Are you ready to get your bake on? Let’s do this! You grab the vegan chocolate chips, I’ll grab the bananas! It’s truly the best experience, being able to share in these kitchen activities with you. I hope you and your loved ones have a ball of a time making and eating these. Thank you for stopping by.
Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️
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If you enjoyed this Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe, then you’ll just love these healthy gluten free vegan breakfast recipes:
More Easy Healthy Breakfast & Banana Recipes
- Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
- Gluten Free Blueberry Banana Almond Breakfast Cookies
- One Bowl Vegan Gluten Free Banana Nut Bread
- Easy Gluten Free Vegan Dark Chocolate Muffins
- 3 medium, very ripe bananas (1 cup + 2 tablespoons mashed)
- ¼ cup melted coconut oil
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- 2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons ground flax + 6 tablespoons water, whisk together, set for 15 mins)
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 ¾ cups gluten free oat flour (how to make gluten free oat flour here)
- 1 ¼ cups gluten free rolled oats
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ¾ cup vegan chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon gluten free rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons vegan chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 325°F degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with muffin liners.
- Peel bananas and add to a large mixing bowl. Using a sturdy whisk or fork, mash bananas until smooth. Add the oil, sugar, maple syrup, flax eggs, milk and vanilla. Whisk until well incorporated.
- Add oat flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Whisk together until just incorporated, making sure no flour patches remain. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Using a large scoop, scoop and drop batter evenly into muffin cups. I use this ice cream scoop for easy scooping and a beautiful round top. If not using the scoop, smooth batter into an even layer, with a domed top (rise) in the center. Optionally, press oats and chocolate chips on top of the muffins.
- Bake for 24-30 minutes. Mine took 29 minutes for large domed-topped muffins.
- Allow to cool in muffin pan set on a cooling rack for about 20 minutes. Remove from pan to finish cooling, about 1-2 hours. Enjoy! Storing instructions below.
Adapted from my Gluten Free Banana Oat Muffins.
Also try Double Chocolate Banana Muffins and Moist Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins.
- Freezing instructions: Cool completely and store in an airtight, freezer-friendly container or bag. Keep for 1-2 months. Allow to thaw at room temperature for 10-40 mins, or heat in the microwave in 10-second increments until just warm.
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