Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins (21-Day Fix Inspired)

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With the new year, we are looking for more healthy options. And for many of us, it is a winner if it includes a little chocolate! Are there any chocolate lovers? Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins is one of my favorite “Go To” recipes! Healthy meals and snacks can be difficult without planning ahead. Meal planning can be a challenge until you identify several easy to make recipes. Ideally a couple of these recipes can be made in bulk with freezing individual servings. This recipe is from Beachbody’s 21-Day Fix Oatmeal Muffins. A perfect breakfast on the go and snack! It has stood the test of time for the past several years.

A close up of Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins in blue and red liners cooling on a cookie rack
Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins

Options for Healthy Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins

There are different options you can select from when making these delicious banana oatmeal chocolate chip muffins. My preference is walnuts and dark chocolate for that daily chocolate fix without the guilt! Other options could include fresh blueberries, pecans, raisins, and dried fruit. For the spices, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg work well for me; however you can make any changes that meets your preference. I tend to enjoy a lot of spices in my muffins. The aroma of these muffins while they are baking is heavenly! Let them cool slightly and enjoy! They do not require butter or other condiments. 

A top view of 4 Oatmeal Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips on a pink plate

Make Ahead Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins

I make two or more batches and once they are cooled completely, place each muffin in an individual sandwich bag to freeze. Then place in a larger freezer safe ziplock bag to keep them fresh. The night before take one out of the freezer and let it thaw in the refrigerator. When ready to enjoy this yummy muffin, microwave for 30-seconds. To include a protein, consider topping the muffin with plain Greek Yogurt to turn it into a small meal. They pair together wonderfully! Another option is to include a protein shake or eggs. 

Recipe is courtesy of BeachBody. Click here for Beachbody’s recipe. My version is modified. If you are following the 21-Day Fix Container Food Program, be sure to follow BeachBody’s recipe for correct containers. 

Close up of 4 Oatmeal Banana Muffins in decorative cupcake liners with polka dots on a pink plate

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

Using Blueberries is also a great option. My only caution is they do not last too long since blueberries will go bad. It is best to store them in the refrigerator. 

A side view of Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Muffins with a bubblegum liner over the white baking liner

 

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins (21-Day Fix)

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A wonderful option for meal planning! Consider making two or more batches and once they are cooled, place each muffin in an individual sandwich bag to freeze. The night before take a muffin out of the freezer and let it thaw in the refrigerator.
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Course: 21 Day Fix, Breakfast, Muffin, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana oatmeal chocolate chip muffins
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 180kcal
Author: Bernice

Equipment

  • 12 Muffin tin with paper cup liners
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium size bowl

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • cups Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. Cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
  • tsp. Baking Powder
  • ½ cup Walnuts Chopped

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 Large Eggs Lightly Beaten
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla Homemade
  • 2 Large Ripe Bananas Mashed
  • 1 Tbsp. Raw Local Honey

Remaining Ingredients

  • cups Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1/2 cup Dark Chocolate Chips OR Blueberries

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350.
  • Use a 12-muffin pan and place your paper liners into the cups.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  • In a medium size bowl, combine the wet ingredients.
  • Mix the Almond Milk into the dry ingredients.
  • Then mix in the remaining wet ingredients.
  • Mix in the Dark Chocolate Chips or Blueberries or add directly to each muffin when spooning into the muffin pan.
  • Spoon the mixture into the muffin pan. Roughly 1/4 cup per muffin. Sometimes I add about 1/8 cup to each muffin, then sprinkle the Dark Chocolate Chips or Blueberries to better distribute them across muffins. Then add the remaining batter.
  • Bake for about 25-minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out fairly clean.

Recipe Notes

Calories are an estimate and may change depending upon options selected instead of Dark Chocolate Chips and Walnuts.
Nutrition Facts
Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins (21-Day Fix)
Amount Per Serving (12 Servings)
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 62mg3%
Potassium 280mg8%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 116mg12%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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