Banana Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

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These banana blueberry oatmeal muffins are a great, mess-free way to get a great serving of oats in during a busy morning! They’re perfect for batch baking, freezing, and reheating!

Blueberry banana oatmeal bites served on a wooden cutting board
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These little bites are one of my favorite go-to items to bake a batch of on the weekend and refrigerate/freeze and reheat for breakfast throughout the week. I make them with all different types of fruits so that my boys get variety in flavor, while still getting in a great serving of fiber and nutrients!

If you love these oat bites and are looking for other ways to serve oats in the morning, you’ll also love these gingerbread-baked oatmeal bites and apple oatmeal bites as well!

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What You’ll Need

Here is what you’ll need to make these banana blueberry oatmeal muffins:

Ingredients to make blueberry banana oatmeal bites. See recipe card for detailed ingredient quantities.
  • Banana: The main source of sweetness for these oat bites. Try to use a banana that is very ripe with several brown spots. The riper the banana, the sweeter the oat muffin!
  • Milk: I use whole milk, but dairy-free alternatives also work in this recipe.
  • Egg: Used as a binder to help hold the oat bites together.
  • Vanilla: Enhances the natural sweetness of these bites.
  • Cinnamon: Provides an extra warm spice and subtle sweetness.
  • Rolled Oats: I love baking with rolled oats as they are packed with nutrition! Certified gluten-free rolled oats make these oat bites gluten-free. I do not suggest using quick oats or steel-cut oats in this recipe as they may make the bites too soggy or too chewy.
  • Berries: To add a little extra sweetness to these bites! I used blueberries, but any berry works great!

See the recipe card below for full information on ingredients and quantities.

Ingredient Substitutions & Additions

  • Eggs: You may replace the egg with a flax egg. To make a flax egg, combine 3 tablespoons of water with 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed. Let the mixture sit in the fridge for about 15 minutes until it forms a gel-like texture.
  • Milk: You may substitute the milk with a dairy-free alternative, such as oat milk or coconut milk.
  • Blueberries: The blueberries may be replaced with raspberries, strawberries, or any other berry.

Step By Step Instructions

Steps to make blueberry banana oat bites. Specifics provided in recipe card.

STEP 1: Blend the banana, milk, egg, vanilla, and cinnamon until smooth, and pour this mixture into a bowl (Image 1).

STEP 2: Add in the oats and stir until combined (Image 2).

STEP 3: Fold in the blueberries or your berry of choice (Images 3 & 4).

STEP 4: Spoon in tablespoon-sized portions into a mini muffin pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes, or until cooked through (Images 5 & 6).

Storage Instructions

Let the oat muffins completely cool and store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the fridge. To freeze, store in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag once cooled for up to 3 months. To reheat, simply microwave the blueberry banana oat muffins for 20-30 seconds, or until warmed through!

Blueberry oat bites served with fruits.

Tips For Success

  • This recipe makes 20 mini oat bites. You may make regular-sized oat bites by adding a few more minutes to the total bake time.
  • I like to use a silicone muffin pan to bake these oat bites as they pop out easily without any sticking. If using a regular mini muffin pan, be sure to coat with a cooking spray beforehand. 
  • Use a very ripe banana with several brown spots. The riper the banana, the sweeter the oat bites. Add in a little bit of maple syrup if you prefer a sweeter oat bite.
  • I love using this nutribullet blender to blend the ingredients into a smooth batter!
Berry oatmeal bites served on a wooden cutting board

Recipe FAQs

Can I use quick oats, baby oats, or steel-cut oats for these oatmeal muffins?

I do not suggest steel-cut pats, quick oats, or baby in this recipe. Steel-cut oats may make the bites too firm and chewy and quick oats or baby oats may make the bites too soggy and mushy as they cook very quickly.

CAN I BAKE THESE OATS IN ONE PAN INSTEAD OF AS MINI BITES?

Yes! You can bake the oat mixture in a parchment paper lined 9 by 5-inch loaf pan at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes. For a larger portion, double the recipe and bake in a 9 by 9-inch pan.

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Berry oatmeal bites served on a wooden cutting board
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Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Muffins

These banana blueberry oatmeal muffins are a great, mess-free way to get a great serving of oats in during a busy morning! They’re perfect for batch baking, freezing, and reheating!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 20 oat muffins

Ingredients 

  • 1 large very ripe banana
  • cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup berries
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Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  • Blend the banana, milk, egg, vanilla, and cinnamon until smooth, and pour this mixture into a bowl.
  • Add in the oats and stir until combined.
  • Fold in the blueberries, or your berry of choice.
  • Spoon in a tablespoon of batter into a mini muffin pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes, or until cooked through.

Notes

  • This recipe makes 20 mini oat bites. You may make regular-sized oat bites by adding a few more minutes to the total bake time.
  • I like to use a silicone muffin pan to bake these oat bites as they pop out easily without any sticking. If using a regular mini muffin pan, be sure to coat with a cooking spray beforehand. 
  • Use a very ripe banana with several brown spots. The riper the banana, the sweeter the oat bites. Add in a little bit of maple syrup if you prefer a sweeter oat bite.
  • I love using this nutribullet blender to blend the ingredients into a smooth batter!

Nutrition

Calories: 28.41kcal, Carbohydrates: 4.8g, Protein: 1.02g, Fat: 0.65g, Saturated Fat: 0.2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.16g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 8.59mg, Sodium: 5.22mg, Potassium: 46.46mg, Fiber: 0.68g, Sugar: 1.31g, Vitamin A: 24.1IU, Vitamin C: 0.61mg, Calcium: 8.79mg, Iron: 0.24mg
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Until next time, Lily!

About Lily Payen

Hi, I’m Lily! The mama behind Feeding Tiny Bellies. I’m here to help you take some of the stress out of meal times for your little ones. My goal is to create simple recipes with baby in mind that can easily be adapted for the entire family.

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32 Comments

  1. Claudia Jurado says:

    5 stars
    love these for my 1 year old, so practical since they are a mess free snack on the go 🙂 I definitely recommend!

    1. Lily Payen says:

      I’m so glad to hear that your little one enjoyed them, Claudia!😊

  2. Jamie Allen says:

    5 stars
    My daughter and husband LOVED these! They were a HIT! Thank you!

    1. Lily Payen says:

      I’m so glad to hear that you all enjoyed these oat bites!😊

  3. Ashley says:

    Is there a way I could leave out or replace the egg? My son has an allergy. I usually sub with applesauce when baking, but I worry that would be too wet for this recipe?

    1. Lily Payen says:

      Hi Ashley! A flax egg would be the best replacement here. To make a flax egg, combine 3 tablespoons of water with 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed. Let the mixture sit in the fridge for about 15 minutes until it forms a gel-like texture. Then, you can use it in place of the egg.😊

  4. Sophia says:

    5 stars
    This is my go-to recipe when I want to switch up regular oatmeal. They are great for the whole fam & I switch it up with whatever fresh or frozen berries I have on hand. I like to add a little agave syrup into the mix or just drizzle over top when they are done baking.

    1. Lily Payen says:

      I’m so glad that you enjoy these oatmeal muffins, Sophia!😊

  5. Jessie says:

    5 stars
    My favourite page for baby recipes! I make these oat muffins all the time for my little ones and they are a hit!

    1. Lily Payen says:

      I’m so happy to hear that your little one enjoys these muffins!😊