Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins {Healthy Recipe}

These muffins are very popular in this house! There are so many ways to alter this recipe as well, such as substituting berries instead of the banana (or just adding it in with the banana!), omitting the chocolate chips, adding coconut, etc.Experiment a little and I’m sure you’ll find your perfect muffin flavor 🙂

If you want to be really adventurous and add some veggies, check out my hidden veggie recipe for delicious muffins here

Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins {Healthy Recipe}

Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins {Healthy Recipe}
Recipe Type: Muffins
Cuisine: American
Author: Jessica Acs
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Serves: 12
A wholesome and delicious healthy muffin recipe that can be easily altered for your favorite flavor.
  • 1 cup cooked oatmeal
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 agave syrup
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup ground flax
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  1. In a large bowl mix all the wet ingredients together, then add in dry and mix until coated. Add the chocolate chips last.
  2. Preheat oven to 400. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray and fill muffin cups 3/4 of the way.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes. Ovens do vary so make sure the muffin is cooked throughout by inserting a cake tester.

This recipe is so easy and quick to make. I had made a huge batch of oatmeal yesterday morning so I thought I would use cooked oatmeal in my muffins this time. Usually I always use dry oatmeal, and I do have to say that by using the cooked oatmeal – it makes the muffins so much more moist!

I also made these dairy free by using the Almond Milk but if you don’t need them to be dairy free, use whatever milk you have on hand. I try to make my recipes as healthy as possible so I mostly use agave syrup in as much as I can – it has a low GI Index so much better for your body than sugar. It also has zero sodium which we like in this house. 🙂

As far as the flour goes, I used whole wheat organic flour and organic ground flax (you can buy a huge bag of this at Costco for cheap).

Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins Dairy Free Healthy Recipe

About Jessica Acs

Originally from Victoria BC, Canada, I'm now living in Chicago IL. I mostly just make mini albums now, and I’m the author of Memory Makers Book: “Outstanding Mini Albums”, 2009. I am a Certified Ranger Educator and I previously taught classes in Vancouver BC, as well as at Scrapbooking Conventions around the USA. I'm also an Exotic Animal Trainer/ Wildlife Educator and with my husband we do educational live animal shows for schools, parties and events. We literally have a small zoo at our home, with over 70 different animals. To add even more excitement to our lives, we recently became new parents when we welcomed our baby girl, Ava, in July 2012. As well as here at Homeketeers, I can be found over on my other 2 sites: and

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