These Banana Nut Baked Oatmeal Muffins are easy to make in one bowl and are a healthy, portable breakfast that is great for making ahead for busy mornings!
Baked oatmeal muffins have been a staple in our family since Meghan was a toddler and Luke was a baby. I love that you can make them ahead of time and have a healthy, nourishing breakfast ready to go for busy mornings.
Lately, I’ve realized that I need a heartier baked oatmeal muffin. I absolutely love these Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Muffins, for example, but I need to eat about four of them to feel satisfied in the morning.
So I created these Banana Nut Baked Oatmeal Muffins to be a heartier, more filling breakfast option where we wouldn’t eat the entire pan in one day.
I added more oats, more eggs, and more almond milk, but still cooked them in the same amount of muffin cups. This made for a bigger, more caloric muffin. It did the trick!
If you love Banana Nut Muffins, you’ll love these healthy Banana Nut Baked Oatmeal Muffins. If you’ve never made baked oatmeal muffins before, you should know that they aren’t exactly like muffins. They are more like a cross between a muffin and baked oatmeal.
They hold together enough so they are portable and you don’t need to eat them with a spoon, but they are soft and baked-oatmeal-like in the center.
These are lightly sweet. They have three bananas which give them a nice banana flavor and natural sweetness, and then just a small amount of honey to add more sweetness. They are not, however, a super sweet muffin. If that’s what you’re looking for, I’d add about 1/4 cup coconut sugar or sucanat to the batter. (<—affiliate links)
You can use this as a base recipe to customize your muffins!
Ideas to Customize your Banana Nut Baked Oatmeal Muffins
- Make these vegan by using flax eggs in place of the eggs.
- Instead of walnuts, use pecans.
- Add 1/2-3/4 cup raisins.
- Add 1/2-3/4 cup chocolate chips. (<—my kids would love this!)
- Omit the nuts and add some chopped berries.
- Add up to 1 cup shredded carrot or zucchini for an extra veggie boost!
If you have any more ideas for customization, add them in the comments! I hope you love this recipe for Banana Nut Baked Oatmeal Muffins as much as we do.
If you are looking for more gluten-free muffin recipes, you will love these Almond Flour Banana Muffins!
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