Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

These healthy blueberry oatmeal muffins are magic: whiz up rolled oats, bananas, and blueberries in a blender. They’re easy and irresistible!

Blueberry oatmeal muffins

Here’s a next level muffin recipe that’s a serious go-to: blueberry oatmeal muffins! Now, these oatmeal muffins aren’t just made with some oats. They’re all oats! That is, there’s no all purpose flour at all. You’ll use a blender to whiz rolled oats, bananas and maple syrup into a healthy, wholesome muffin batter. Best of all? They are so, so tasty. Alex and I serve them often to our 2 year old Larson for breakfast or lunch: it’s basically like eating oatmeal with a banana and blueberries! Here are the secrets to this deliciously healthy muffin.

Blueberry oatmeal muffins

The trick to these oatmeal muffins: the blender!

Many oatmeal muffins recipes have a handful of oats along with the traditional formula of all purpose flour and sugar. But these blueberry oatmeal muffins are 100% oats! How is that possible?

You can actually grind down rolled oats into a sort of flour: in a blender! These are blender muffins: muffins where the batter is made entirely in the blender. You throw all the ingredients into a blender and blend. Magically, out comes a texture that is fluffy and moist, like a standard muffin but without the flour and sugar.

Ingredients in blueberry oatmeal muffins

These blueberry oatmeal muffins are made from wholesome, whole food ingredients! Don’t expect a bakery style muffin that’s more like a cupcake. Instead, these are sweet and tasty but loaded the good stuff.

  • Rolled oats
  • Ripe bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Eggs
  • Neutral oil
  • Maple syrup
  • Spices, baking powder, and baking soda

Just whiz these ingredients in a blender and pour it into muffin cups. Then bake for 30 minutes. They come out so fluffy and tasty, no one will believe that they’re made of all oats!

Blueberry oatmeal muffins

Nutrition benefits of oats

There are so many great things about eating these blueberry oatmeal muffins! Since they are made mostly of oats, they bring all the benefits of eating a big bowl of oatmeal! Alex and I eat lots of oatmeal in our household, so we love a trick turns it into something that looks like a muffin but has all the benefits of oatmeal. According to the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, oats:

  • Are high in fiber
  • Can reduce the risk of heart disease
  • Can be helpful for weight control

How to ripen bananas

The hardest part about planning to make these blueberry oatmeal muffins recipe is finding ripe bananas! It can take many days to ripen bananas, depending on their ripeness when you buy them. Here’s how to ripen bananas in just a few days:

  • Place the bananas in a paper bag and fold down the top.
  • Add another piece of ripe fruit (or a ripe banana) in the bag. This increases the ethylene gas that causes the fruit to ripen.

And that’s it: how to make blueberry oatmeal muffins! Let us know if you try them out: and what you think in the comments below.

Blueberry oatmeal muffins

More oatmeal recipes

You could call us oatmeal obsessed over here! We eat it almost every day for lunch or breakfast. Now, there are a myriad of ways to eat oatmeal: in a bowl, or even as muffins or pancakes. Here are some of our favorite ways to eat oatmeal:

This blueberry oatmeal muffins recipe is…

Vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free, and naturally sweet.

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Healthy blueberry muffins

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins (Healthy & Delicious!)


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x

Description

These healthy blueberry oatmeal muffins are magic: whiz up rolled oats, bananas, and blueberries in a blender. They’re easy and irresistible!


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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana or 3 large very ripe bananas
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups rolled oats, plus more for topping
  • 1/4 cup neutral oil (sunflower, vegetable or grapeseed)**
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 heaping cup blueberries
  • Turbinado sugar, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.
  2. Mash the bananas. Place the bananas, eggs, oats, oil, maple syrup, vanilla, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and kosher salt in a blender. Blend everything on high for a minute or two until a smooth batter forms.
  3. Add the blueberries to the blender; gently stir until combined.
  4. Place 12 muffin cups into a muffin tin and pour the batter divided evenly between the cups. Sprinkle the tops with turbinado sugar (or extra oats and gently press them down).
  5. Bake for about 30 to 35 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the muffin tin and allow them to cool a few minutes before serving. Store refrigerated or frozen.

  • Category: Muffins
  • Method: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Blueberry oatmeal muffins, Blueberry muffins, Healthy blueberry muffins, Oatmeal muffins, Gluten free muffins

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Last updated: August 2020

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

8 Comments

  • Reply
    Sarah Dellinges
    January 31, 2020 at 12:08 am

    I made these and they’re amazing!!! This is the second muffin recipe of yours I’ve used and they did not disappoint!!

    • Reply
      Alex Overhiser
      January 31, 2020 at 9:16 am

      So glad you enjoyed!

  • Reply
    Robyn
    February 16, 2020 at 9:55 am

    Can you make these without the banana? Our son can’t have banana due to oral allergy syndrome… Oats and blueberries are perfect since he has a nut allergy and it’s hard to find a nut free flower. Thanks for your input!

  • Reply
    Sana
    April 1, 2020 at 11:14 am

    Hi! Can I use frozen blueberries in this?

    • Reply
      Alex Overhiser
      April 1, 2020 at 12:01 pm

      Yes!

  • Reply
    Niyati
    April 28, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    Hi! What can I use as a replacement for egg?

    • Reply
      Sonja Overhiser
      April 28, 2020 at 9:17 pm

      You can use a flax egg! Here’s our flax egg recipe.

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