My youngest daughter (she’s almost 2 years old) LOVES muffins for breakfast. She wakes up each morning asking for muffins.
I have gotten pretty good at whipping up a batch of muffins really quick and this recipe for Banana Oatmeal Muffins is one that I keep coming back to over and over because they turn out perfect every time.
I tried to make these as healthy as possible so that I can feel really good about feeding them to my family.
I will usually make a batch of these on Sunday night and then stick them in the freezer so that we have a quick go-to breakfast all week long!
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How to freeze these muffins
After making the muffins, I will let them cool down and then I stick them in a gallon-sized resealable freezer bag.
I pull them out as we need them and pop them in the microwave for about 30 seconds to warm them up.
If I am really on top of my game in the morning, I will serve them with scrambled eggs and my kids have a protein-packed healthy breakfast to start their day with.
Additions you can mix-in to these muffins:
- mini chocolate chips
- chopped walnuts
- butterscotch chips
- drizzle with melted peanut butter
- peanut butter chips
- chopped peanuts
How to ripen bananas quickly
Sometimes I don’t have over-ripe bananas to use for this recipe, and the sweetness they add is key! So, here are some ways that you can quickly ripen the bananas you have:
- Brown Paper Bag: If you have 12-24 hours before you need the ripe bananas, place them in a brown paper bag. Close the top of the bag loosely and let the ripening magic happen!
- Oven: Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place unpeeled bananas on a baking sheet and bake for 15-30 minutes, checking frequently (as soon as the peels become shiny and black, they are done!). Heat brings out the fruit’s sugar, so this is a great way to get them ripe in a hurry!
- Microwave: Use a fork to poke through the skin of the banana a few times on each side. Place banana in the microwave for 30 seconds. Let cool for a minute and check on how soft the banana is. If it is not ripe enough, microwave for another 15-30 seconds.
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Other muffins recipes to try:
- Greek Yogurt Poppy Seed Muffins
- Chocolate Protein Muffins
- Famous Dave’s Cornbread Muffins
- Disney’s Pumpkin Muffins
- Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Soft Banana Oatmeal Muffins Recipe
- 1½ cups white whole wheat flour (or unbleached all-purpose flour)
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- ¼ cup white sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 egg
- ¾ cup milk
- ⅓ cup applesauce
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup mashed bananas (2-3 medium bananas)
- In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- In a separate bowl, beat the egg lightly. Add in the milk, applesauce, and vanilla. Add the mashed banana, and combine thoroughly.
- Stir the flour mixture into the banana mixture until just combined.
- Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper bake cups, and divide the batter among them.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes.