Chocolate Chip Banana Oat Muffins

These bite-size muffins are cute, delicious, gluten-free, and best of all, simple to make!  They’re made with bananas which is where the sweet flavor comes from (oh, and the chocolate chips too ), but they don’t include any additional sugar which I love about them.  And the chocolate chips can be substituted for walnuts, or any other kind of nut or seed–a move I probably would have made if I was making them for something other than a treat.

This recipe makes 48 mini-muffins, or 24 regular sized muffins.  The bite sized muffins are great for a quick snack, and I think they’d be perfect for an afternoon treat for kids, or to bring to a party.  I’d probably go with the regular sized muffins if I were making them for a breakfast or brunch.  Either way, the simplicity of the recipe makes them easy and quick to make.  You’ll probably have more trouble getting your bananas to ripen at the right time than you’ll have with any other step of making these!

I’ve been storing mine in the fridge, and, in all honesty, they’re still delicious cold and straight from the fridge, but you can also pop them in the microwave for a bit if you want to warm them before eating.  For the mini-muffins, the macros breakdown for the recipe below is roughly as follows:  1 muffin = 50 calories, 7 g Carbs, 1.8 g Fat, 1.5 g Protein.

Chocolate Chip Banana Oat Muffins

Chocolate Chip Banana Oat Muffins


  • 4 very ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 2 cups gluten-free oats (I used Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)


  1. In a large bowl, mash bananas with a fork until mostly smooth--some small lumps may still remain
  2. Blend 1.5 cups of oats into a flour-like consistency and add to mashed bananas
  3. Whisk eggs and add to mixture
  4. Add egg whites, cinnamon, and almond flour
  5. Stir ingredients together
  6. Fold in chocolate chips
  7. With a teaspoon, fill miniature muffin cups all the way, and bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees

I’d love to hear how these worked out for you, or how you made this recipe work for you!  Leave a comment below, and if you loved this post, please share .

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