The kids love these mini oatmeal bites and with it being blueberry season I decide to whip up some blueberry ones. With no added sugar these muffins get their sweetness from banana so if you are looking for a sweet muffin you may want to add sugar. I added my protein powder to mine for an extra nutritional boost.
Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Bites
Makes 32 mini muffins
2c oats, gluten free
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup pureed ripe banana (about 2 large)
1 ½ c almond milk (used So Delicious Almond Milk Plus)
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp baking powder
¾ c fresh blueberries
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (used Vega One French Vanilla)
2TBSP coconut palm sugar
2-3TBSP sliced almonds, crushed (optional)
Combine coconut palm sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle mixture over muffins and sprinkle optional crushed almond slices on top. I sprinkle some with just the cinnamon coconut palm mixture and some I add that and the almonds.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. These can be made in a blender like my other Oatmeal Bites or for these ones I grind the oats first into oat flour. After the oats are ground add the baking powder and salt to the oats in a bowl. Add pureed banana, milk and vanilla to the oat mixture and mix until just combine. Fold in blueberries and optional protein powder (when making just one batch I make some without for the kids and add the protein powder to mine) and pour into mini muffin tin, you can basically fill them as they won’t puff up a lot like muffins or cupcakes. Sprinkle with optional topping. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Let muffins cool in pan until they are cool enough to touch. Remove from pan and let cool. Enjoy!
As a Vega Recipe Ambassador I received Vega products to use in creating this recipe. I use Vega not because it is given to me but because it has been my plant based protein of choice since before I started blogging. I only write about foods I love, my blog is an extension of my hobby to make fun healthy food creations for me and my family.