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Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins (gluten-free)

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins – gluten free muffins made in the blender! So easy, healthy, and yummy! No butter, oil, or flour! 

banana oatemeal chocolate chip muffins on a plate


Are any of you as sick of homework as I am?  As a kid, I never thought of homework being hard on my mom.  But wow, it is just as much work for me as it is for my 8 year old.  Getting him to sit down and actually do it.  Making sure that he writes his best, and it isn’t a mess.

Helping him come up with ideas for a book report project.  Practicing spelling words, filling out the planner with how many minutes he read and did math facts.  If I am hating homework in 3rd grade, I don’t even want to know what it is going to be like when he is older.

banana oatemeal chocolate chip muffins in a pan

As for my homework, I think I found the coolest way to make muffins.   In the blender!  Instead of all-purpose flour these banana oatmeal chocolate chip muffins use oats.  You put all the oats and the other ingredients to the blender, and let it whirl away until it is smooth.

This method wouldn’t work with normal, all-purpose flour based muffins.  If you over mix those, they get tough.  But because of the oats, it works beautifully here!  Because of the oats, these happen to be gluten-free!  Not all oats are gluten free, so check the container if you are trying to avoid gluten. I recently make a chocolate version that has become my favorites – Chococolate Oatmeal Banana Blender Muffins

banana oatemeal chocolate chip muffins on a plate

And because I can not leave well enough alone, I added chocolate chips.  This part was a little harder to do with the blender.  The chocolate chips did not get evenly mixed throughout all of the batter, as you can see by this muffin I cut in half for you.  Loaded with chocolate chips, some of the others….not so much!  So I do suggest if you are going to add chocolate chips you pour the batter into another bowl, and stir in the chocolate chips with a spatula.

These banana oatmeal chocolate chip muffins are pretty darn healthy without the chocolate chips, so if you are trying to lighten things up you can leave out the chocolate, or maybe just sprinkle a couple on the top before baking.  Either way, they are delicious and freeze really well!  Great for those busy mornings.

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Yield: 12

Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

banana oatemeal chocolate chip muffins on a plate

Quick and easy gluten free banana muffins you can make in the blender. No oil either!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, (I used Chobani)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a 12 cup muffin tin with nonstick spray (the batter tends to stick to liners when there is not oil in them).
  2. Add oats, yogurt, eggs, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and bananas to a blender. Mix until smooth.
  3. If you are using chocolate chips, pour batter into a bowl. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Fill muffin cups about 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until a tester comes out clean.
  5. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.


Slightly adapted from Nothing if Not Intentional

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 172Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 32mgSodium 134mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 3gSugar 16gProtein 6g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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Wednesday 31st of July 2019

Definitely be careful with putting all that in the blender, my cheap little blender did not like it! It was too thick and overheated the blender so I had to do little by little! I made these for my class (I'm a teacher's assistant) and one student is gluten free, so I'm hoping these will be a crown pleaser!


Friday 8th of March 2019

The perfect way to start the day. Love that combo of banana + chocolate. YUM!

Katerina @ diethood .com

Friday 8th of March 2019

Oh my goodness, these are absolutely amazing!! I can't wait to try this recipe!!

Jade Manning

Friday 8th of March 2019

These look incredible! I cannot wait until the weekend to make these!

Melanie Bauer

Thursday 7th of March 2019

Looks so delish! I'd love to make this for those busy mornings, such a perfect way to start my day!

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