Gluten Free Banana Oat Muffins: Nutty and Moist

Gluten Free Banana Oat Muffins: Nutty and Moist

Buying bananas for the whole family can be tricky. Sometimes, we eat them quickly, and everyone wants more. Other times, they sit on the counter, uneaten and spotty.

That's why I came up with this gluten-free banana muffins recipe. It's super easy to make in a blender and perfect for using up those ripe bananas.

These muffins are sweetened with bananas and a touch of maple syrup, so there's no need for refined sugar. Creamy peanut butter adds a rich, nutty flavor. A hint of vanilla enhances the taste, while a sprinkle of cinnamon reminds of that classic banana bread flavor.

I hope these sweet muffins become a new family favorite at your place and you'll want to make a double batch next time!

Interested in more easy gluten-free recipes for muffins? Check out my gluten-free apple muffins recipegluten-free blueberry muffin recipe and my gluten-free pumpkin muffins.


  • 2 bananas (ripe)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup pecans (chopped)
Prep time:
10 minutes
Cook time:
25 minutes
Total time:
35 minutes
Yield: 12 muffins | Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes | Total time: 35 minutes


I use silicone muffin pan to bake these moist muffins. If you're using a regular muffin pan, line it with paper liners. If you don’t have any liners, consider spraying the pan with cooking oil spray to prevent sticking.

If you have leftover muffins, allow them to cool to room temperature and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Alternatively, freeze them.

You can change this gluten-free muffin recipe in lots of ways by adding your favorite mix-ins (chocolate chips, fresh blueberries, frozen berries, chopped nuts).


1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Prepare a silicone muffin tin, or line a regular muffin pan with paper baking liners.
2. In a blender, add the wet ingredients followed by dry ingredients: bananas, eggs, peanut butter, rolled oats, maple syrup, almond milk, baking powder, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt.
Gluten Free muffin ingredients in a blender.
3. Blend just until smooth. Stir in the chopped pecans until evenly distributed throughout the thick batter.
Chopped pecans on top of blended muffin batter.
Gluten free muffin batter in a blender with a spatula.
4. Pour muffin batter into the prepared muffin tin, filling each muffin cup about 3/4 full.
Muffin batter distributed between silicone muffin tin cups.
5. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the muffins are lightly golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Baked Gluten Free Banana Oat Muffins cooling in a silicone muffin tin.
6. For best results, allow the muffins to cool for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. If you want your muffins to be more visually appealing, spread a bit of peanut butter on top of the muffin and sprinkle with finely chopped pecans. Enjoy!
Gluten Free Banana Oat Muffins on e serving platter, a couple of muffins are spreaded with peanut butter and topped with chopped pecans

Shop products and ingredients I recommend for this recipe:



Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter
Rolled Oats

Rolled Oats
Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup
Almond Milk

Almond Milk
Baking Powder

Baking Powder
Vanilla Extract

Vanilla Extract



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I had so much left over bananas i didn't know what to do with. I came across your recipe and it was solid! I'll be using this again when !

That's great to hear, Nancy! Thank you for taking time to leave the comment! - Alena
Delicious and nutritious!

Thank you, Jess! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed these muffins! - Alena

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