Mmm…..we LOVE oatmeal muffins at our house! In fact, we’ve been making them for a few years as a “better for you” option! They’re flourless (which I love) and have no oil! So, these babies are packed with wholesome ingredients and less sugar than the majority of muffin recipes. In the past, some of our favorite flavors have been strawberry banana and raspberry. So, I was thrilled to partner with Quaker & #CollectiveBias on the #MyOatsCreation campaign, making these pumpkin banana oatmeal muffins! Yum! I wish the smell could come through the computer! Because they’re full of oats, they help fill you up a little better. And, they freeze great! I always make the recipe below (which makes 2 dozen muffins) and freeze some of them! To make these, you’ll want a nice big container of Quaker Old Fashioned Oats. I picked some up at Target!Then, to make the muffins, you’ll actually grind your old fashioned oats down into an oat flour. I just use the blender. And, this time, for some extra protein & nutrients, I added chia seeds. By putting them in the blender or food processor with the oats, the kids don’t even notice the seeds at all! It’s perfect! So, here’s the easy recipe:
Pumpkin Banana Oatmeal Muffins
- 5 C old fashioned rolled oats old fashioned, not quick cooking
- 1 can 15 oz pumpkin puree
- 1 cup applesauce I used natural, unsweetened
- 4 eggs
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3/4 C sugar
- 1 TBS cinnamon
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 C dried cranberries optional
- Preheat oven to 400 and prep muffin tins (with non-stick spray or liners).
- Grind the oats into "oat flour" in a food processor or high-powered blender
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
- Then, add all wet ingredients and stir well until mixture is well combined.
- Spoon batter into the greased muffin tins and bake for approximately 18-20 minutes (until a toothpick comes out clean).
- Let cool. Eat (or freeze) & enjoy!
Yum! These are great to make ahead for those busy mornings where you need something to “grab & go”in the morning. The kids love them as snacks too! Either way, you can’t go wrong!
These are divine!! I used truvia and maple syrup for sweetness instead of regular sugar. Also used chocolate chips instead of cranberries. Love these!!! Thank you for posting!!!
Omg these came out so good! Everyone loved them. They tasted kind of like apple muffins, I think I might even add diced apples next time. But these were delicious as is.
Thanks so much for commenting to let us know! Glad you liked them! 🙂
If I don’t add bananas, do I need to sub something else or is it fine without? I just don’t have bananas right now. Thanks!
You’ll definitely need to sub for something else – they add a lot of the moisture!
Thanks for sharing the recipe. I use a little less sugar and sometimes brown. I also use 3/4 cup cranberries instead of 1/2 cup. My friends keep asking for the recipe. Thanks again!
Hello, love the recipe. They are delicious. I substituted splenda for the sugar which make them 2 points each. I’m ecstatic. Thanks
Made these today. Left out the cranberries but otherwise the recipe is the same. Delicious!!
Can I make bread with this recipe?
I’ve never tried this recipe as bread! But if you do, let us know how it turns out!!
Looks amazing. Do you have a substitution option for applesauce? We have an apple allergy in my house.
We just did the applesauce to cut down on melted butter/oil. I’m sure you could try either in place of the applesauce though.