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Healthy Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

These Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Muffins are made with oat flour, almond flour and sweetened naturally with bananas and coconut sugar! This banana oatmeal muffin recipe is not only healthy but Gluten-Free & Vegan too!

Healthy Banana Oatmeal Muffins with Strawberry on top

Remember last summer when I was on that strawberry-banana kick? I made those Strawberry Banana Quinoa Breakfast Bars practically every day.

But unfortunately, fresh strawberries are a luxury I can only truly enjoy during the summer. Any other time of year they're just too expensive and the flavor almost isn't worth it. Now that we're moving into summer again, bring on ALL the strawberries.

Already this week I've shared my Triple Berry Quinoa Salad and now it's these super simple, super healthy Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Muffins.

Vegan Banana Oatmeal Muffin Batter With Strawberries Mixed in

Simple + Healthy Oatmeal Muffins

I've shared a few batches of my “skinny” muffins here on the blog, my faves being the Coconut Yogurt Quinoa Muffins and the Chocolate Chip Zucchini Quinoa Muffins, but for some of you, the ingredient on those muffins are a bit long. So this time around I wanted to try and strip down the ingredients even more.

I took out the quinoa flakes because those can be hard to find, increased the banana so I could take out the yogurt and swapped maple syrup for coconut sugar. Otherwise, these are still the skinny oatmeal muffin base and are every bit as healthy, nourishing and tender.

Banana Oatmeal Muffins in muffin tin ready to bake

Making Gluten Free Muffins

Just as the title suggests, the primary ingredient in these muffins is oats. We use it both as oat flour, which can be made easily at home in your blender, plus quick oats which help give the muffins a really nice texture.

If you're celiac and oats are tricky for you, I recommend looking online for some certified gluten-free oats. Here are some places to shop:

What I really like about starting my day with oats is that it provides long-lasting and sustaining energy from the combination of complex carbohydrates and fiber. Oats digest more slowly than something refined (like the flours that are used in most bakery-style muffins) and therefore will keep you fuller for much longer.

Baked Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Muffins on cooling rack

Lightening Up Your Banana Oatmeal Muffins

But oats aren't the only star to this show! I mean since we're making Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Muffins, we've also got lots of banana for sweetness and flavor, plus chopped fresh strawberries for another burst of sweet deliciousness.

I really like using fruit puree in my baking because it not only helps us reduce the amount of sugar we need to add (after all, fruit is nature's candy!), but fruit, and in particular banana, can do wonders for the texture of baked goods.

When a banana is mashed up, it gets this kind of sticky texture which helps bind ingredients together but also makes them moist and springy. Just like these muffins. They're light, tender, not too sweet, and actually quite nutritious.

Healthy banana oatmeal muffins with strawberries on table

Eating Healthy Oatmeal Muffins With Banana and Strawberry

A Healthy Breakfast

When I shared my Skinny Raspberry Chocolate Chip Muffins, I showed you a comparison between the nutrition of a bakery-style muffin from a place like Starbucks, to one of my “skinny” muffins and you're looking at saving on more than 60% of the calories, fat, sugar and carbs.

That will make a HUGE difference for you in the long run, especially if you're a muffin-for-breakfast type of person.

Starting your day with a breakfast with one of these banana oatmeal muffins over one you just pick up on your way to work, will not only keep you more full but will help you stay on track with your health goals!

Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Muffins That Are Gluten Free and Vegan

Make-Ahead Muffins (Vegan + GF)

These make a great meal prep option if you're short on time during the week. You can whip up a batch, keep half on the counter for the beginning of the week and freeze the rest. I'd recommend taking two with you to work, heating them up (if you have access to a toaster/microwave) and spreading them with a bit of peanut butter. Honestly, one of the best breakfast combos you could ask for you!

Other Healthy Muffins

If you end up making this recipe, I'd love to see a picture! You can share them with me on Instagram using #simplyquinoa or tagging @simplyquinoa. Love seeing what you create in the kitchen!

Eating Vegan Oatmeal Muffins

These SKINNY Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Muffins are made with out any refined sugar, eggs, oil OR dairy!
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Skinny Strawberry Oatmeal Muffins

These Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Muffins are made with oat flour, almond flour and sweetened naturally with bananas and coconut sugar!

Course Baked Goods
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten-free, healthy muffins, muffin, muffins, oatmeal, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 182 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Line a muffin tin with paper liners (or grease with coconut oil) and set aside.
  2. Beat together wet ingredients in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry (minus the strawberries). Add dry ingredients into wet and stir together until incorporated. Fold in chopped strawberries. Top each muffin with a strawberry slice if desired.
  4. Divide batter among the 12 muffin cups. Bake on the center rack for 16 - 18 minutes until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  5. Allow muffins to cool in the pan for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
Skinny Strawberry Oatmeal Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 45mg2%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 6g12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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    • You’ll have to do a seed based flour like sunflower or pumpkin seed. You could also *try* using more oat flour, but I’m afraid they might get a little dry!

  1. I loved these muffins! healthy and delicious.it just came out a little dense,is that how it is supposed to be?

  2. Hi Alyssa, I am new to your blog and YouTube. I forgot to add almond milk in the wet ingredients and while whisking and folding the batter it looked dry so I added extra homemade apple sauce. I was worried it would taste dry but surprisingly they came out fine. I am going to bake again next month when strawberries are on sale (here in Singapore) 🙂

  3. I didn’t see the coconut sugar in the instructions but it’s in your description? My muffins are baking now so we’ll see how they turn out. Hopefully the banana and applesauce were enough to sweeten them.

  4. I remember there being coconut sugar in this recipe but didn’t see it in the ingredients. I’ll reference the video again but thought I’d let you know so you could add it in the ingredients list 🙂

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