Start your day off right with these Banana Blackberry Oatmeal Muffins. Perfect for busy mornings and a great way to have a quick breakfast or a quick snack. Made with simple ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry!
If you want a healthier option for yourself and your family, these yummy muffins have the best flavor. Not only are they a great breakfast, but they're a good idea to make for an after-school snack as well. The trick to making the perfect muffin is not over-stir. When you just stir to combine the wet ingredients and the dry ingredients, you get perfectly golden brown muffins to enjoy.
This banana blackberry oatmeal muffin recipe can be made as healthy muffins as written on the recipe card below or turned into mini muffins for an easy recipe to grab as you're walking out the door. Regardless of how big or little you make them, add these wholesome muffins to your baking radar!
- Old-fashioned rolled oats - These provide the texture and chew that we love.
- Whole milk - Helps to thin the muffin batter so it's not overly thick.
- Eggs - Binds together the ingredients to make the batter.
- Mashed Banana - This adds natural sweetness and banana flavor.
- Sugar - I add a little bit of white sugar. They are lightly sweetened with just the banana but we prefer our oatmeal a bit sweeter than that.
- Blackberries, fresh or frozen - You can use either option for these muffins. I used fresh blackberries and cut them in half.
- Vanilla extract - For flavor.
See recipe card for quantities.
How to Make Banana Blackberry Oatmeal Muffins
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Step One: Add 12 cupcake or muffin liners to a muffin tin, and then spray the liners with nonstick cooking spray.
Step Two: Mix all the ingredients (except the berries) together in a large bowl. It does help to beat the eggs separately first.
Step Three: Divide the muffin batter between the prepared muffin cups.
Step Four: Put the muffin pan in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
Even though this has a bit of sugar and the bananas add natural sweetness, you can still add a pinch of brown sugar, honey, or maple syrup if you want them even sweeter!
- Almond milk - This can be used instead of whole milk for this recipe.
- Carrot - You can easily turn these into banana carrot muffins by adding shredded carrots to the mixture instead of blackberries.
- Add chocolate chips - Who says that there isn't room for more ingredients? Adding chocolate is a great way to add sweetness to this easy breakfast recipe.
- Fresh berries - The great thing about making these banana berry muffins is that you can change the type of berries you want to use. Blueberries and strawberries would be delicious as well.
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A 12-cup muffin tin and a mixing bowl are really all you need in terms of equipment.
Once you make this healthy snack, storing it the right way is key to keeping it fresh. Let the muffins cool down to room temperature and then store them in an airtight container. Keep them in the fridge to keep them fresh.
If you are going to stack the muffins in the container, put a layer of parchment paper between the stacks so that the muffins don't stick.
You can also freeze the muffins once they are baked. When you're ready to eat the frozen muffins, simply move them to the fridge to thaw.
Yes, you need to be sure that you're using ripened bananas for this recipe, as that is when they're at their sweetest point. Even if they have a few brown spots, you can still use them and mash them up really well with a fork.
The best way to ensure that this perfect breakfast is done baking in the oven is to do the toothpick test. Once the oven timer is over, insert a clean toothpick into the middle of one of the muffins.
If the toothpick comes out clean, the muffins are done baking and ready to be taken out of the oven.
You bet. Just double the ingredients and steps to this recipe to make twice the goodness.
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Banana Blackberry Oatmeal Muffins
- 1.5 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1.5 cup whole milk
- 2 beaten eggs
- ½ cup mashed banana
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 cup blackberries fresh or frozen, halved
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350. Spray 12 paper liners in a regular muffin tin with cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl mix together all the ingredients. Divide between the prepared muffin cups. Top with berries.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until no longer jiggly.