Gather these simple ingredients and learn how to make protein banana walnut oat muffins. Ripe bananas, protein oat mix, crunchy walnuts and a bit of sweetener come together to make for the perfect snack, sweet treat or anytime meal. Even better is that these are toddler and kid approved! If you’re looking for other muffin ideas, try these egg white muffins three ways or french toast muffins.
Okay, let me be honest with you guys. I’m no baker, I leave that task to my mom and sisters for any family function. I’ve never really liked that you have to be so precise when it comes to baking. I like to cook and season until “it feels right”. So when I do have a hankering to whip up some baked goods, I’m going to figure out how I can take as many short cuts as possible while still making it my own. That’s how these muffins were created. I got tired of cooking my typical post workout meal and wanted to jazz things up a bit.
WHAT ARE PROTEIN BANANA WALNUT OAT MUFFINS?
These muffins taste amazing thanks to the natural ingredients used. Filled with ripe mashed bananas that give it the right amount of sweetness. Adding a nutty flavor from the walnuts with just a hint of spice in the background. These moist protein muffins are a good source of protein and are good to enjoy both piping hot or room temperature.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MAKE THESE MUFFINS?
We start by using one of my favorite brands as the base for this recipe. We use kodiak cakes cinnamon oat flapjack mix for our “flour” which touts a whopping 14g of protein per serving. Next we are going to sweeten those with 1 large mashed banana along with some extra cinnamon for good measure and vanilla. I added some walnuts for a bit of crunch and we round it out with some:
- Baking powder
- 1 egg
- Almond milk
- Dash of salt
- Extra virgin olive oil
Nut alternatives and Alternate mix ins:
If walnuts aren’t your thing, here are a few nut alternatives that would work really well.
If you have an allergy to nuts or want to try different mix ins, these would go great as well:
- Dried cranberries
- Chocolate chips
- White chocolate chips
HOW TO MAKE PROTEIN BANANA WALNUT OAT MUFFINS
First, preheat Oven to 350 degrees
In a medium mixing bowl, add banana and mash really well. To the bowl, add your egg, oil, almond milk, honey and vanilla. In another mixing bowl, add your cinnamon oat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
Next add the wet ingredients to your dry ingredients and add the walnuts then mix well. Once your mixture is fully combined, line a muffin tin with muffin cups and spray with some spray oil.
Next, fill your muffin cups 3/4 of the way full and transfer to the oven.
Bake for 15 – 17 minutes or until the muffins come clean when pierced with a toothpick. Once baked through, remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
Protein Banana Walnut Oat Muffins
- Muffin Tin
- Mixing bowls
- 1.5 cups Kodiak cinnamon oat mix
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 1 large Banana mashed
- 1 large Egg
- 1/2 cup Vanilla almond milk
- 1/4 cup Oil Extra Virgin or Coconut
- 2 tbsp Honey
- 1 tbsp Cinnamon
- 1 tbsp Vanilla
- Dash Salt optional
- Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
- In a medium mixing bowl, add banana and mash really well
- To the bowl, add your egg, oil, almond milk, honey and vanilla
- In another mixing bowl, add your cinnamon oat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt
- Next add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients and add the walnuts then mix well
- Once your mixture is fully combined, line a muffin tin with muffin cups and spray with some spray oil.
- Next, fill your muffin cups 3/4 of the way full and transfer to the oven.
- Bake for 15 – 17 minutes or until the muffins come clean when pierced with a toothpick
- Once baked through, remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes