Easy Banana Nut Muffin Blender Recipe
is my adaptation of the magical blender muffin recipe from Cooking Light Magazine.
How could I ever pass up a recipe that is called magical and makes a basic muffin recipe that you can turn into a buffet spread of muffins that will please everyone in the room.
If you have a family you already know it’s almost impossible to please everyone in the room with one recipe.
This easy blender muffin recipe is the one you will definitely want to try.
The more I thought about this recipe – not that I had to think about it for too long – this recipe is easily made gluten free if you use gluten free oatmeal. Then the addition of delicious fresh berries or seasonal fruits, nuts, and also adding in dark chocolate chips gives this muffin a ‘pinch of healthy’.
When I first saw this recipe on Facebook as a video I was immediately taken in. Videos often make the recipes look easy but sometimes they can be a little deceiving, not with this recipe though.
Honest & True . . . it took less than 4 minutes to add the ingredients to the blender and blend up; a few seconds to pour the batter into the muffin pan; and maybe another 30 seconds to top the muffins with whatever fruits, nuts, berries you wish.
Bake for 15 minutes and all in a total of 20 minutes you have cleaned up the kitchen and your delicious muffins are ready to enjoy.
So in my usual recipe making ritual I had to improvise because my ‘cupboard was bare’ so to speak and since I really wanted to make this recipe ‘now’ I didn’t have time to re-stock my pantry so a few changes were necessary. Replacing the honey (I didn’t have any left) with maple syrup was a good choice, the flavor was better than using honey. Since I did not have a full 2 cups of oatmeal I needed to halve the recipe using only 1 cup of oatmeal.
Spot on with its directions and description, this easy blender banana nut muffin recipe is just perfect. It’s a Must Make Muffin recipe for everyone.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 egg
- ½ cup 2% Greek yogurt
- 1½ tbls. maple syrup
- ¾ tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- Add all the ingredients into the blender and mix for 1-2 minutes, just until everything is well blended.
- Pour the batter evenly into the prepared muffin pan. Top each muffin with some nuts and chocolate chips.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted into muffin comes out clean.
- Cool muffins in pan for 5 minutes then remove to wire rack to cool.
In a total of 20 minutes you can prep, bake and serve your delicious banana nut muffins, and clean up while the muffins bake. That sounds too good to be true but it’s the absolute truth.
We are all busy, so when a recipe like this comes along I consider it a winner! Don’t you just love these kinds of recipes?!!! See the full recipe here on Cooking Light Magazine.