Flourless Greek Yogurt Banana Oat Muffins

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Greek yogurt banana oat muffins made with no flour, no oil, and no butter. PLUS there is little sugar required for these tasty muffins! Recipe- chelseasmessyapron.com

Greek yogurt banana oat muffins made with no flour, no oil, and no butter. PLUS there is little sugar required for these tasty muffins!

Greek yogurt banana oat muffins made with no flour, no oil, and no butter. PLUS there is little sugar required for these tasty muffins! via chelseasmessyapron.com

I know I’m coming at this a little late, but how was your Easter and Easter weekend? Did you eat lots of delicious food? And…follow up question, do you need a delicious way to use up all of your leftover ham in? –> Try this quiche!

Our weekend was one of the best + busiest weekends, but I am proud to report that we are all moved in! Meaning that there are no longer boxes lying all over the house. However there is still a bit of organization left and of course the dreaded picture hanging. Well, I don’t dread it, but the husband? Yeah, he hates it.

Greek yogurt banana oat muffins made with no flour, no oil, and no butter. PLUS there is little sugar required for these tasty muffins! Recipe via chelseasmessyapron.com

Along with getting all moved in, I’ve also been breaking in the new (to us) kitchen. I’ve so far learned the oven cooks things a little bit slower than I’m used to, the microwave has about 30 buttons I’m not sure what they are for (exciting discoveries await!), and all the counter space is awesome. I am definitely loving the space!

Of course the first thing we baked in the oven was a big batch of brownies (un-packing fuel of champions of course). The brownies were shortly followed by muffins in a desire for something a bit healthier. These flourless banana oat Greek yogurt muffins to be exact.

Greek yogurt banana oat muffins made with no flour, no oil, and no butter. PLUS there is little sugar required for these tasty muffins! Recipe from chelseasmessyapron.com

These muffins are super simple to make. They have oat flour in them which literally takes seconds to make – just blend up regular old fashioned or quick oats in your blender or food processor until a flour consistency and VOILA done! I also mixed in some Quick oats just for texture reasons. However, if you don’t like the idea of oats in your muffins then just blend those ones up too! AND if you don’t have quick oats, you can use old fashioned oats to make them. Just pulse them 1-2 times in a blender (more if you don’t have a high powered blender) until they resemble quick oats. Just be careful to not pulse them too many times or they’ll be oat flour. πŸ™‚

The other secret to these delicious muffins is the Greek yogurt. I personally LOVE vanilla Greek yogurt in these. In my opinion, it is worlds different from plain Greek yogurt and so much better. The other thing to note with the yogurt is the fat content and quality you get. The better your Greek yogurt and the higher percentage of fat (healthy fats!) in your muffins, the richer and better these will taste. I prefer using 2% vanilla Greek yogurt for these muffins. With adding a little bit of vanilla extract, these muffins have a fresh burst of good vanilla flavor.

And you can’t forget lots and lots of chocolate. It is dark chocolate making these totally healthy, right?!

Greek yogurt banana oat muffins made with no flour, no oil, and no butter. PLUS there is little sugar required for these tasty muffins! Recipe- chelseasmessyapron.com

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Flourless Greek Yogurt Banana Oat Muffins

4.67 from 15 votes
Greek yogurt banana oat muffins made with no flour, no oil, and no butter. PLUS there is little sugar required for these tasty muffins! via chelseasmessyapron.com
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Flourless Greek Yogurt Banana Oat Muffins

Greek yogurt banana oat muffins made with no flour, no oil, and no butter. PLUS there is little sugar required for these tasty muffins! via chelseasmessyapron.com
4.67 from 15 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (245g) vanilla Greek yogurt*
  • 1 cup (228g) ripe mashed bananas ~2 bananas
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup (45g) brown sugar**
  • 1-1/2 cups (157g) oat flour blended oats
  • 2/3 cup (59g) quick oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (99g) dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a muffin tin and set aside. Do not use muffin liners as these muffins will stick to the liners.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the Greek yogurt and the bananas. Make sure your bananas were ripe and are well mashed to avoid large banana chunks. Beat in the eggs, vanilla extract, and brown sugar.
  • Meanwhile in a blender or food processor blend quick oats or old fashioned oats to form a flour consistency. Make sure to measure the oat flour AFTER it has been blended and not before.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together the oat flour, the quick oats (MUST be quick oats not steel cut or old fashioned), cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • Combine the wet and dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Over mixing will result in dense muffins. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Divide the batter among the 12 muffin cavities. These muffins don't rise too much so use all the batter in the 12 cavities.
  • Bake for 17-20 minutes. Remove and allow to slightly cool and then pull them out of the muffin pan onto a cooling rack to finish cooling.
  • Store these muffins in an airtight container or bag in the fridge (warm in the microwave before eating) and enjoy or freeze within 3 days.

Recipe Notes

*I recommend a high quality 2% fat content vanilla Greek yogurt for optimal results on these muffins. **Increase the brown sugar if you aren't "used" to healthier snacks/breakfasts going to 6-7 tablespoons.

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71 Comments

  1. These look great– and I happen to have two sad looking bananas on my counter. Just need some Greek yogurt. πŸ™‚ Still love your flourless oat pumpkin muffins- made a batch or two of them this week and froze some extras. Can’t wait to try these. Thanks!

  2. These muffins look amazing! Love that they are flour less! Pinned!
    Glad you are all moved in! That is always such a good feeling!

  3. Yay for being all moved in now! Good luck and have fun with organizing and decorating! Love these flourless muffins! They look delicious and perfect for a healthier start to the morning!

  4. Stunning as always! Love the reminder to add “lots and lots of chocolate”. Always good advice, that. Vanilla with the dark chocolate is a nice combination πŸ™‚

  5. So glad to hear that you’re finally moved in! These muffins look like the perfect treat to celebrate with. I love that there is no flour in here! And I’m all about using greek yogurt, so this sounds perfect! Pinned!

    1. I wouldn’t recommend that. Pulse the regular oats just a few times in a blender to get them to more of a quick oat consistency.

  6. 5 stars
    Can you please tell me how many oats it takes to makes 1 and 1/2 cups oat flour (blended oats)?

    Thank you πŸ™‚

    1. I’m not sure the exact amount, it’s usually just a tablespoon or few more than 1 and 1/2 cups – they both measure pretty close.

  7. Found your recipe on Pinterest yesterday. It was the first time visiting your blog. I wasted no time and made these last night! HUGE hit in our household this morning. Yup, I let my boys have them for breakfast! My 6 year old requested one for his lunch box today. Thank you for sharing. Can’t wait to try more of your recipes!!

  8. My daughter doesn’t like bananas and she can detect them anywhere. What can I use to substitute banana in this muffin?

  9. 5 stars
    Make sure you store the muffins in the fridge. Even after baking I found that within 2 to 3 days the muffins were getting moldy if they sat out because the recipe uses Greek yogurt. Like most muffins I didn’t think anything about letting them sit out on the counter covered. Be sure to refrigerate or freeze for best results!

  10. I love these muffins but do you think I could make them into a loaf? I know you have other banana loaf recipes but I was looking for one that was flour less and had yoghurt.

    1. I haven’t tried making these muffins into a loaf, but I have done quite a bit of experimenting with a flourless banana bread loaf…so far I haven’t had any luck. So I’m not really sure if it would work being made into a loaf (the biggest problem is it burns on the outside while the insides are raw).

  11. 5 stars
    loveeeeee this!!! i made these twice! the first time was MUCH BETTER DEN THE FIRST, and i did not use any chocolate chips. The second time i made these the inside was wet, if you know what i mean.. why is that?? they tasted awesome though!

    1. Hmm not sure why you had different results the first from the second time, did you perhaps change anything on the recipe or measuring anything differently? The only other thing I can think since you said the inside was wet the second time is that maybe you didn’t cook them long enough or on the right oven temperature the second time you made them? And are your baking agents fresh?

  12. Hi there! There used to be a recipe on here that used honey instead of sugar and it also used flax seed meal. My girls and I loved them and they were my go to for breakfast. I’m really disappointed that the recipe has change.

  13. i have used this link for years to make our favorite muffins. Is the old recipe moved somewhere else? You made it all in the blender and there was no brown sugar. Thanks

    1. I’m sorry Ali, you must be thinking about a different blog. I don’t have any muffins on my site made completely in the blender (although it sounds like an awesome way to make muffins!) Wish I could help you find the exact recipe you are thinking of!

  14. I am so confused. I clicked on this pin 30 minutes ago and now the recipe has completely changed. The first recipe had only about 5 ingredients including, 1/2 c of honey, 2.5 c of old fashioned oats, no sugar and no flout. Now this recipe has an additional 5 ingredients and sugar. Thoughts?

    1. It must have been a different pin from another website, this recipe hasn’t changed and I’ve never had a muffin like you describe on my site. Good luck finding the right recipe πŸ™‚

    2. I did the same thing. I have no idea why the pic is the same but believe me these muffins are better than the others. (I’ve made both versions…)

  15. 4 stars
    So I follow a kinda weird diet. I should be on the Candida diet but it’s very restrictive and I find I need many more carbs than it allows, so I follow it to some extent. With that said, I try to avoid most sugars, which include natural sugars in fruits, and bananas have a lot of fruit in them. I also have a friend who has a latex allergy, so she can’t have bananas but uses pumpkin instead for things like smoothies. So I thought, what if I used the same amount of pumpkin in this recipe instead?
    Holy cow. The muffins turned out amazing.
    So I did make a couple adjustments to the recipe:
    Instead of sugar, I used 1/4 cup stevia and 1 tbs of honey.
    Instead of banana, I used pumpkin.
    Instead of chocolate chips, I used carob chips.
    This recipe turned out amazing even with my adjustments. I can truly say I’ve been very frustrated as of recently trying to find things that taste good on such a restrictive diet, but these are the BOMB.

    1. That is SO great to hear!! Thank you so much for leaving a comment and sharing how you changed this recipe, I appreciate it as I’m sure many other readers do too! πŸ™‚ Thank you!

  16. 5 stars
    Your Banana muffins are delicious.

    I made a change to the recipe. Instead of brown sugar, I used honey. They turned out great.

    I used the food processor to grind the oats into a coarse flour which I used for both the flour/quick oats quantities.

    I heated a tablespoon of extra honey in the microwave for 10 seconds to make a syrup and brushed it on top of the muffins then sprinkled some crushed pecans on top. Keeps them moist and adds flavour.

    After I finished, I had plenty of banana and oat flour left over so I just made overnight oats with them – added milk and honey then stuck them in the fridge. Two birds, One stone.

    This is now my go-to recipe. I’ve been eager to find a homemade recipe that was easy and uses Oat flour to suit my daughter and I. Thank you very much. perfect for a healthy pre-school treat!

    1. Thank you so much for the comment!! So glad you enjoyed these muffins πŸ™‚ And those overnight oats sound delicious! Such a smart idea!!

  17. 5 stars
    Best healthy muffins i have come across, i only use 2 tablespoons of sugar and they’re still amazing. My kids absolutely love them and i make a batch every couple of days

    1. Great! I hope you love it! I wouldn’t make the batter ahead of time. It’s important for the baking agents to hit the heat of the oven soon after being added to the other ingredients.

  18. 4 stars
    Hey there! I’ve NEVER EVER made these muffins with quick cook oats, I’ve used old fashion AND Steel Cut with no issues whatsoever! Quick cook oats are just filler, use oats that are more substantial! πŸ™‚

  19. Hello, did you change this recipe? I had this saved on pinterest and just made them last week. The ones I made used honey and there was no sugar in the recipe. The pictures were different too. I LOVED the sugarless recipe so I’m hoping I’m just looking in the wrong spot. Thanks!

    1. Hi Heidi, I did not change this recipe. A few other readers have told me about this; apparently my recipe got linked on Pinterest to someone else’s photo which has caused a mix-up. I’m not sure which recipe you are looking for either. I apologize!

    2. Never mind – I found it. For some reason my pinterest link is sending me to your website and not to the website I originally pinned.

      1. Hey! Did you find the other recipe? The same thing happened to me and I’m trying to track down the other recipe that doesn’t use sugar but honey instead. If you’d link it or tag me I’d so appreciate it!

  20. 4 stars
    I just made this recipe & it turned out really nice. I ended up using plain Fage 2% yogurt, 3 smaller bananas, and Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats (I should’ve checked before I bought them), and I cooked them for 25 minutes and they actually turned out really nice. They’re on the lighter which I like because I’ll be eating them for breakfast.

  21. Made them yesterday and am looking forward to eating them all week!

    Funny story – I didn’t notice the part about instant oats ahead of time. The only instant oats I had were honey and almond flavored, but I was already halfway through the recipe, so decided….why not? They came out great! I’ve been working through several of your recipes in the past week and have enjoyed them all.

  22. 5 stars
    These were great! I did change a few things: I used old-fashioned oats and did not pulse the whole ones. They worked great for my taste; added a little chew. I used blueberries instead of chocolate chips, and only used 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. I think they were plenty sweet enough πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing

    1. I haven’t tried that substitution in these muffins, so I’m not sure how it would work. Oat flour absorbs a lot more liquid than whole wheat flour so it wouldn’t be a 1:1 substitution. Wish I could be of more help!

      1. I tried it and they worked out! My 2 year old loved eating them for breakfast πŸ™‚ Thanks for all the great recipes!

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