Oatmeal Banana Blueberry Muffins (a.k.a Nirvana Muffins)

A friend of mine special-ordered this recipe. I hope it provides a happy home for all of her overripe bananas.

Oatmeal Banana Blueberry Muffins Recipe

3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1 large egg, beaten
1 cup mashed ripe banana (from two medium bananas)
1/3 cup canola oil
1/4 cup honey
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup frozen or fresh blueberries

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Put the oats, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse for 10 seconds. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together the egg, banana, oil, honey, buttermilk and vanilla. Make sure that the honey is dissolved and not hiding out anywhere in a big clump. Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture and stir to combine. Add the blueberries and fold them in gently.

Pour batter into a greased muffin tin. Fill the cups 3/4 full. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the biggest muffin comes out clean.

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep-time: 20 minutes
Bake time: 18 minutes

Note: My friend tested these out for me and told me that mini muffins only take 8-10 minutes to bake. Oh, and she said they have earned a place in her recipe box! Yippee!

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Author: Cindy

Born in Charleston. Raised in the Silicon Valley. Live near Hartford, Connecticut with my husband and two children. We have lots of tropical fish.

3 thoughts on “Oatmeal Banana Blueberry Muffins (a.k.a Nirvana Muffins)”

  1. I’ve been trying a lot of different blueberry muffin recipes and I have to tell you, these are the best ones yet! They are so incredibly moist and sweet, yet no heaping measuring cups of white sugar…and OATS..BANANAS!!! SO YUMMY! This is going into my favorites list!

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