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Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Muffins

Healthy banana oat chocolate chip muffins packed with protein, whole grains, potassium, and healthy fats. |
Healthy banana oat chocolate chip muffins packed with protein, whole grains, potassium, and healthy fats. |
prep time 10 minutes
cook time 20 minutes
yield 20 muffins


Everyone needs a little brain food to kickstart their day! If you're off to work or school, don't forget that a nutritious breakfast makes all the difference. It just so happens these banana oat muffins are just that! Without being too sweet, they'll provide whole grains, potassium, protein, and healthy fats to give you energy and brainpower as you settle into your morning.

BY:Twinkle Twinkle Little Party


  • 2/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 4 Nellie’s Free Range Eggs
  • 6 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 1/2 cups organic whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats, plus extra for topping
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 325F. Spray 2 muffin tins (recipe yields 20 muffins) with cooking spray or line with paper baking cups.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the coconut oil and maple syrup until well combined. Add eggs and mix well. Mix in the mashed bananas, milk, baking soda, vanilla extract, salt, and cinnamon.
  • Add flour and oats to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Divide batter evenly between muffin cups, filling each cup about two-thirds full. Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with a small a pinch each of oats, then bake muffins for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
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Jacqueline May 29, 2020

This is a tasty recipe I substituted the coconut oil for olive oil and maple syrup for honey and it still tastes great! I will definitely keep this recipe it’s quick , healthy & tasty!


Ooooh! Those substitutions sound amazing! Thanks for trying this recipe, Jacqueline!

DebbieMay 19, 2020

You do realize a cup of maple syrup costs about $4.00!


Hi Debbie, we realize that some ingredients are more difficult to come by, or might not fit in the budget, so we are always open to you making modifications as necessary. If maple syrup isn't available, you could try substituting with ingredients like honey or molasses. You may just have to adjust the quantity based on the sweetness of what you're using and will also want to note there may be a slight difference in the flavor of the muffins, since each sweetener has a slightly different flavor profile. Let us know if you give either of these a try. We'd love to hear how they come out!

VeronicaMay 18, 2020

What can I substitute for coconut oil? I’m allergic


Hi Veronica! You can try replacing the coconut oil with vegetable oil, avocado oil, or melted butter. All would be used in a 1:1 ratio with what's listed in the recipe for coconut oil. We hope you enjoy!

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