Muffins are one of the easiest breakfast options for those busy mornings.

Toddlers love them too.

They can be healthy if you make it at home as you control what goes into them.

I like to make mine with no processed sugar, refined flour etc.

These banana oatmeal muffins checks all these boxes. They are easy to make, healthy and a hit with babies and toddlers. Beware they disappear fast!

These mini bite sized muffins are also perfect for those following babies led weaning for their babies. Just make sure you have introduced the ingredients like eggs, wheat, yogurt and your baby can tolerate it before you add it to the recipe.

I like to make a big batch and refrigerate it for the week. They also work great as a snack in between meals.

These banana oatmeal muffins are mildly sweet from the coconut sugar and the banana. They are soft and perfect to pack in the lunch box / snack box.

What age can your baby eat these muffins?

They are perfect for babies 6 months and older. Just make sure you have introduced the allergens in the recipe like yogurt, eggs, wheat to your baby before and they tolerate it well.

Adding spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom etc to this recipe can help introduce flavors and spices to your toddler.

Healthy Benefits of Oatmeal Banana muffins

These banana oatmeal muffins are wholesome and naturally sweetened. They do not have any preservatives and made with ingredients that are good for your baby.

Banana – Babies love bananas. It’s so hard not to, when they taste so good. Bananas are naturally sweet and a good source of calories. They are rich in potassium which is an important nutrient for growing babies. They are also a good source of zinc, calcium, magnesium and fiber.

Oatmeal – Oats are wholegrains. They are loaded with fiber and other minerals. They are easy to digest and prevent your baby from getting constipated. We always have these organic rolled oats on stock to make muffins and pancakes.

Greek Yogurt – Greek Yogurt is a good source of protein. It is rich in probiotics and helps in maintain your baby’s digestive health. It also contains a good amount of good fat which is vital for growing babies.

Applesauce – Apples are one of the best fruits that you can give your toddler. They are packed with all the essential nutrients and vitamins. They are also rich in pectin and antioxidants which is essential for your baby’s health.

Eggs – Again another excellent source of protein and fat. They are great for the development of your baby’s brain and overall health.

toddler banana oatmeal muffin

Why should you make this Banana oatmeal muffins?

They are healthy and have no unnecessary ingredients or preservatives.

They are so easy to make. Literally takes less than 10 minutes to whip it up and another 10 to 15 minutes to bake.

They are great for packing in lunchboxes or to take it on the go while travelling.

They are naturally sweet.

They are perfect for adults and older kids too. Feel free to add more sweetener in the recipe if you are making it for older people.

Easy blender banana oatmeal muffins:

It’s one of the simplest recipes you can make. Just add everything to a blender and blend until combined. Drop spoonful of the batter into a mini muffin pan and bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean! It’s as easy and that.

I like to spray my muffin pan with an olive oil spray before baking. You can also add mini muffin liners or silicone cups so they come out easily.

Make sure you use ripe bananas in the recipe. Ripe bananas are sweeter naturally and works great in the recipe.

These muffins stay good for up to a week in the refrigerator. They can also be frozen for later use. When you want to use them let thaw them at room temperature and warm it up in the microwave for about 15 to 30 seconds before serving.

Substitutions for ingredients mentioned in the recipe:

Whole wheat flour – Can be replaced with more oats.

Applesauce – Can be substituted with other fruit / veggie puree like pumpkin puree, prune puree etc. Or try replacing it with equal amounts of yogurt.

Yogurt – replace it with more fruit/ veggie puree. You can also try replacing it with plant based yogurt like coconut yogurt, almond yogurt, soy yogurt

Coconut sugar – Can be replaced with regular sugar, jaggery, maple syrup, honey as needed.

Egg – can be substituted with flax eggs.

To make this recipe Gluten free – Use gluten free oats and skip the wheat. You can replace the wheat with gluten free flour or more Oats.

To make this Dairy free – Replace the yogurt with more apple sauce or any other fruit/ veggie puree.

Extra Add ins:

The following ingredients can be added to the batter apart from the ingredients mentioned in the recipe

You can add ½ cup of add ins of your choice to the recipe

  • Chocolate chips (use vegan chocolate chips for dairy free version)
  • Berries like blueberries, chopped strawberries, raspberries etc
  • Chopped apples , pears, mango
  • Can also add chopped nuts like walnuts, pecans, sliced almonds if your toddler is old enough to handle the texture.

toddler banana oatmeal muffin

Toddler Banana Oatmeal Muffin Recipe:

Yields about 20 mini muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic rolled oats
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 3 to 4 tbsp coconut sugar (depending on how sweet you want it)
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 and 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp rolled oats (for topping)

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F
  2. Mash the banana slightly.
  3. Add the banana, oats, whole wheat flour, egg, yogurt, applesauce, salt, baking powder, baking soda, spices and sugar to a blender and blend until everything is combined. No need to blend it until smooth.
  4. Now take a spoon and the add the batter to a sprayed mini muffin pan.
  5. Top with a sprinkling of extra oats for some texture and color.
  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Let it cool and remove from the muffin pan.
  8. Can be refrigerated for upto a week.
toddler banana oatmeal muffin

Toddler Oatmeal Banana Muffins

Yield: 20 mini muffins
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Easy and healthy banana oatmeal blender muffins recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic rolled oats
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 3 to 4 tbsp coconut sugar (depending on how sweet you want it)
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 and 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp rolled oats (for topping)

Instructions

    1. Preheat your oven to 350 F
    2. Mash the banana slightly.
    3. Add the banana, oats, whole wheat flour, egg, yogurt, applesauce, salt, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and sugar to a blender and blend until everything is combined. No need to blend it until smooth.
    4. Now take a spoon and add the batter to a sprayed mini muffin pan.
    5. Top with a sprinkling of extra oats for some texture and color.
    6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
    7. Let it cool and remove from the muffin pan.
    8. Can be refrigerated for up to a week.

Notes

  • The cook time will vary if using a regular-sized muffin pan. For regular muffins, you will have to bake it for about 20 to 25 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • The muffins can also be frozen and thawed at room temperature before serving.
  • To make this recipe Gluten-free – Use gluten-free oats and skip the wheat. You can replace the wheat with gluten-free flour or more Oats.
  • To make this Dairy-free – Replace the yogurt with more apple sauce or any other fruit/ veggie puree.
  • You can replace eggs with flax eggs in this recipe.
  • You can add 1/2 cup extra add-ins like chocolate chips, finely chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans - if your toddler can handle it), chopped fruits ( apples, peaches,mango etc.,) or berries to this recipe.

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