Easy vegan gluten-free banana oat muffins that are equal parts healthy and mouthwatering! Make them in minutes with a minimal number of ingredients.
More than a month ago, I mentioned my forthcoming book, 750 Best Muffin Recipes. It was due to come out at the end of August, but there was a mishap with a printer, and the date has been pushed back, and back, and back.
But at long last, it really is coming this Friday. Really and truly. All of the hard work is a distant blur of sleep deprivation, nail biting and hair pulling…but also delectable muffin-making. It will be sweet relief to hold the book in my hands this Friday.
I’m very happy, but also very, very sleepy.
The Best (& Healthiest) Banana Oat Muffins
In the meantime, I’m holding one of my vegan and gluten-free banana oat muffins.
These scrumptious muffins have been an especially popular breakfast of late for both my husband and 4-year-old, but oatmeal is too good to save for breakfast alone. Which explains (at least, in part) why I’m nibbling one at 9 o’clock at night as I type with my free hand.
Banana Oat Muffins made without Eggs, Dairy, or Gluten
You may have had oatmeal, or banana, or banana-oatmeal muffins before now. But were they made without gluten? Or eggs? And only natural sugars? Ha, I got you! They are so easy to make.
Here is a brief summary of features:
- Vegan (egg-free & dairy-free)
- No refined sugars
- Fast & easy to make
- Very high in fiber
- Only 154 calories per big muffin
They are so delicious, too: tender, faintly sweet, filling, and energizing.
Use Very Ripe Bananas
Brown bananas–even almost black, weepy, borderline scary bananas–are exactly what you need to make these great muffins. The natural sugars intensify, so much so that it is easier to control (or, in some cases, eliminate) extra sugar.
Customize the Muffins with Different Ingredients
Bananas, oats and cinnamon make a perfect trio of comforting flavor, but you can also think of this muffin recipe as a blank slate, ready for all of your flavor and add-in customizations.
Consider adding some extracts (e.g., vanilla or almond), varying the spices, or stirring in some dried fruits, nuts, seeds, chocolate chips…you get the idea.
You are going to love everything about these banana oat muffins. Your assorted friends will love them. Persnickety family members will love them. Your otherwise nonchalant co-workers will love them. And they will all love you when you make them for no reason at all, other than to say, “Hey, I though you might like to have a scrumptious, homemade muffin.”
Here’s to muffins. And oatmeal. Bananas, too. And zzzzzz…