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Banana Bread Mini Muffins

These banana bread mini muffins are a fun twist on classic banana bread. Best of all, they cook up in a fraction of the time and you can even make the batter in a high-speed blender if you prefer.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Breakfast, Fika, Snack
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • mini muffin pan
  • high-speed blender (optional)

Ingredients
  

  • nonstick spray
  • 3 large well-ripened bananas
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted or canola oil
  • cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup maple syrup (or regular sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup oat flour (make sure oat flour is certified gluten-free if needed--you could always make your own by grinding oats in a food processor; white-whole wheat or spelt flour work well if not gluten-free)
  • ½ cup almond flour

Toppings

  • chocolate chips dairy-free if needed
  • walnuts, pecans, and/or pumpkin seeds

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Spray mini muffin pans with nonstick spray.

Blender Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until just blended.
  • Scoop batter into mini muffin cups so that they are about ¾ full. Add chocolate chips and/or walnuts to the top of each muffin, pushing in slightly with spoon or finger tops.

Mixing Bowl Instructions

  • Add bananas to the bowl and mash with a fork.
  • Add egg through baking powder to the mashed bananas. Beat well with an electric mixer. Slowly add the flours to the banana mixture, stirring just until combined.
  • Scoop batter into mini muffin cups so that they are about ¾ full. Add chocolate chips and/or nuts/seeds to the top of each muffin, pushing in slightly with spoon or finger tops.

Baking Instructions

  • Bake muffins for 10-12 minutes, or until golden and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before removing from pan. Enjoy!
Keyword afterschool snack, breakfast, dairy-free, gluten-free, kid-favorite, whole-grain