How to Make Oatmeal Protein Muffins

By LeafTV Editor

There are so many things to love about this one-bowl oatmeal protein muffin recipe: It's low in sugar, flexible with substitutions, and includes three incredible sources of protein (nut butter, chia seeds, and flaxseed). But best of all—these muffins are seriously delicious.

Oatmeal protein muffins with chocolate chips and banana chips

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  • 3 very ripe bananas (or 1 cup applesauce)
  • 1 cup milk (dairy, coconut, or almond)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (or any nut butter)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 3 cups whole oats
  • Optional toppings: chocolate chips, dried banana chips

The peanut butter-banana base can be adapted to suit many different palates. Applesauce works in place of bananas and any nut butter can pinch-hit for peanut butter.

Ingredients for oatmeal protein muffins

Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com Set your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and grease the muffin pan. Use coconut oil, vegetable oil spray, or butter to grease your pan. Next, mash the bananas in a large mixing bowl.

brown bananas for baking

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A potato masher works best but a fork would also do for very ripe bananas.

Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com Thoroughly combine all the remaining ingredients with the bananas.

pouring milk

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egg shells

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maple syrup

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oats

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muffin batter ready

Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com Fill muffin cups with batter to the top. A 3-ounce ice cream scoop works perfectly for evenly distributing batter into pans. This is the time to add optional toppings such as chocolate chips or banana chips.

muffin batter ready

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muffins ready to bake

Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com Bake for 25 minutes. Then cool on a rack.

Oatmeal protein muffins with banana chips on top.

Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com Store refrigerated in an airtight container for 3 to 5 days. Or freeze in a single layer, inside a zip-top freezer bag.

oatmeal protein muffins baked

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