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Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins

These healthy banana oatmeal chocolate chip muffins are super simple to whip up with a few basic pantry ingredients and are naturally sweetened with the ripe banana and maple syrup.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Vegan
Servings: 12 Muffins
Calories: 218kcal


  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 3 tablespoons warm water
  • 3 bananas (very ripe is best)
  • 1/3 cup oil (canola, olive, melted coconut oil all work)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup plant-based milk, unsweetened (I prefer soy milk)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour for a fluffier muffin, use 1 cup white flour and 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons shredded coconut, unsweetened (optional)


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Grease your muffin tin with cookie spray.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the flax seed and water. Set aside for 5 minutes or until gel forms.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas well with a fork. Stir in the melted coconut oil, vanilla, maple syrup, and almond milk. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Stir dry ingredients and flax/water mixture into the banana mixture until well combined.
  • Add the chocolate chips. Stir to combine.
  • Divide batter evenly between 12 muffin cups. Sprinkle batter with shredded coconut (if desired).
  • Bake 18-20 minutes or until coconut flakes are lightly browned and toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.



To freeze: add cooled muffins to a large ziplock or reusable bag and store in the freezer for up to several months. Reheat for 30-45 seconds in to microwave to defrost. 


Serving: 1Muffin | Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8.5g | Saturated Fat: 6.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 150mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g