Flourless Banana Muffins are easy, healthy banana muffins made with whole grain oat flour and no refined sugar.  They’re tender, delicious and come together in just one bowl!

Healthy banana muffins in basket with bite out of top muffin

I love baking year round, but when the weather is colder, I just can’t seem to stop.   Baking has always been my outlet, and while I do love making desserts, I try to bake healthful recipes to keep sugar to a minimum.

These Flourless Banana Muffins have been on repeat because they’re easy, delicious and healthy.

I highly recommend slathering one of these muffins with your favorite nut butter to make it even more satisfying. ๐Ÿ™‚

flourless banana oat muffins on wire rack

Why you’ll love these banana muffins:

  • These oat flour banana muffins are incredibly easy and come together in just one bowl. 
  • They’re light and fluffy with big banana and warm cinnamon flavor. 
  • They’re healthier because they’re completely whole grain, and contain no refined sugar and minimal oil.
  • The walnuts give these flourless banana muffins a nice crunchy texture!

What is oat flour?

Oat flour is simply ground oatmeal.  You can purchase oat flour, or make your own using a high powered blender or food processor.

Instructions on How to Make Oat Flour.

Is oat flour gluten free?

Oats are naturally gluten free, however many oat flour manufacturers produce it in facilities that also produce wheat products.  Make sure your oat flour is certified gluten free if you’re gluten intolerant.

oat flour banana muffins piled in wire basket

Healthy Banana Muffins Ingredients

There are only a few simple, wholesome ingredients necessary for these fluffy flourless banana muffins, most of which you probably already have on hand:

  • Bananas
  • Eggs
  • Coconut sugar
  • Oil (your favorite)
  • Almond milk (or your favorite milk)
  • Oat flour
  • Baking powder
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Baking soda
  • Walnuts

How to make this Flourless Banana Muffins Recipe

It doesn’t get easier than these muffins.  They come together in mere minutes with just one bowl!

  • Place the banana in a large bowl and mash with a fork.
  • Add the eggs, sugar, oil and almond milk and whisk well to combine.

flourless banana muffins wet ingredients before and after whisking

  • Add the oat flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, baking soda and salt, and whisk until all of the dry ingredients are incorporated.

oat flour banana muffins dry ingredients and finished batter

  • Divide the batter into (12) muffin cups lined with paper liners and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan and cool completely.

healthy banana muffins before and after baking

Can I use old fashioned rolled oats instead of oat flour?

No oat flour?  No problem! The same amount of old fashioned rolled oats may be used in place of the oat flour.

Simply blend all ingredients except for the walnuts in a blender until smooth and proceed as directed.

Recipe notes

  • Use your favorite oil in this recipe. The coconut sugar may be substituted with granulated or brown sugar. Almond milk may be subbed with the milk of your choice.
  • Store leftover muffins in the fridge for 3-5 days in an air tight container. Heat for 10 seconds and enjoy! Muffins are also freezer friendly.
  • Be sure to use certified gluten-free oat flour or oats if gluten intolerant.

Flourless banana muffins in wire basket with paper liner unwrapped on top muffin

More healthy muffin recipes you’ll love:

Almond flour banana muffins

Carrot cake muffins

Healthy blueberry muffins by Cookie + Kate

Healthy pumpkin muffins

Zucchini oatmeal muffins

Yield: 12 muffins

Flourless Banana Muffins (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Healthy banana muffins in basket with bite out of top muffin

Flourless Banana Muffins are easy, healthy banana muffins made with whole grain oat flour and no refined sugar.ย  They're tender, delicious and come together in just one bowl!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mashed bananas (about 3 medium)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 cups oat flour*
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a standard muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. Place the bananas in a large bowl and mash with a fork. Add the eggs, sugar, oil and almond milk, and whisk well until combined.
  3. Add the oat flour to the wet ingredients, then sprinkle the baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt over the flour. Whisk until the dry ingredients are incorporated into the wet ingredient.
  4. Divide the batter between the (12) muffin cups and top the batter with the walnuts.
  5. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and the top of the muffins springs back when pressed gently. Remove from heat and cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack, then remove from pan and cool completely.

Notes

  • *The same amount of old fashioned rolled oats may be used in place of the oat flour. Simply blend all ingredients except for the walnuts in a blender until smooth and proceed as directed.
  • Use your favorite oil in this recipe. The coconut sugar may be substituted with granulated or brown sugar. Almond milk may be subbed with the milk of your choice.
  • Store leftover muffins in the fridge for 3-5 days in an air tight container. Heat for 10 seconds and enjoy! Muffins are also freezer friendly.
  • Be sure to use certified gluten-free oat flour or oats if gluten intolerant.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1 muffin

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 167mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 15gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information is mean to be an estimate only. The numbers will vary based on the quantity consumed, brands used and substitutions that are made.

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