Healthy Toddler Banana Oat Muffins – 3 Ways!

These Healthy Toddler Banana Oat Muffins are a quick, nutritious, customizable, grab n’ go breakfast that’s toddler tested and approved!

These Healthy Toddler Banana Oat Muffins are a quick, nutritious, customizable, grab n' go breakfast that's toddler tested and approved!What do your mornings look like?  Mine?  First alarm goes off at 4:30 am… second at 4:40… third at 4:50.  Best case scenario, I get up at #3.  Reality, I’m usually up by #4.  Ok #5.  Then it’s a matter of getting myself and my toddler out the door by 6 am (ok, 6:15…) to do daycare drop off and me being at my desk by 7 am. So anything that makes these busy Monday – Thursday mornings easier, I’m in.  But one thing I will not sacrifice: a nutritious breakfast for my toddler.  These Healthy Toddler Banana Oat Muffins are our latest time-saving way to make sure M starts her day delicious! 

These Healthy Toddler Banana Oat Muffins are a quick, nutritious, customizable, grab n' go breakfast that's toddler tested and approved!I love make ahead grab n’ go breakfasts and snacks.  Especially when they’re super easy to make, like our Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa Bars and our Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Bars.  And also when all the ingredients are pretty much staples in our kitchen. 

These Healthy Banana Oat Muffins are a quick, nutritious, customizable, grab n' go breakfast that's toddler tested and approved!Once you have your base of the oats, flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, milk, bananas, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla extract, then it’s up to you!  You can bake them in muffins as they are, or add a variety of goodies!  This batch we decided to make Strawberry Almond Chia, Blueberry Apple Flax Seed, and finally a “Carrot Cake” made of carrots, raisins, and nutmeg.  

These Healthy Banana Oat Muffins are a quick, nutritious, customizable, grab n' go breakfast that's toddler tested and approved!Mixed with the banana oat base and they’re ready to go.  These Healthy Banana Oat Muffins are a quick, nutritious, customizable, grab n' go breakfast that's toddler tested and approved!Baked for 30 minutes and boom.  Healthy Toddler Banana Oat Muffins – 3 fun ways!
These Healthy Banana Oat Muffins are a quick, nutritious, customizable, grab n' go breakfast that's toddler tested and approved!M tested and approved!  Her first, the Strawberry Almond Chia, she loved so much I had to take the wrapper away from her because she was eating part of the wrapper when she was trying to scrape it clean… ha!

Even better, these little muffins of healthy deliciousness freeze great.  So for a 3 days this past week, M not only had breakfast done, but each one was different!  And once Baby K #2 comes, I’m sure that we’ll be sooo happy to have these guys in the freezer to pull out for a quick nutritious breakfast when our mornings become even crazier. 

These will also be fun to experiment with flavors with your little one.  Let him/her decide what creations to make!  I can’t wait for the next batch to see what my little M wants to make. Based on her current food favorites, I have a feeling she’ll ask for toast, mangos, and rice muffins!  😛 

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Healthy Toddler Banana Oat Muffins - 3 Ways!

These Healthy Banana Oat Muffins are a quick, nutritious, customizable, grab n' go breakfast that's toddler tested and approved!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 bananas, smashed
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract make your own! : https://www.servedfromscratch.com/vanilla-extract-from-scratch/
  • 2 eggs

Strawberry Almond Chia

  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, chopped
  • 1 tbsp sliced almonds
  • 1 tsp chia seeds

Blueberry Apple Flax

  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh apples, chopped any variety
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed

"Carrot Cake"

  • 1/4 cup fresh carrots, grated
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and line muffin tin with liners.  

  2. In a large bowl mix together oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. 

  3. In a medium bowl, smash bananas and add milk, eggs, vanilla, and maple syrup.  Add slowly to the dry ingredients and mix well.  

  4. In separate bowls, mix together the Strawberry Almond Chia, Blueberry Apple Flax, and "Carrot Cake" fillings.  Add some of each mixture to 4 muffin liners, leaving a little bit of each behind to top the muffins.  Gently fill each muffin tin to the top with oats and bananas mixture and top with remaining filling.  

    (If you have extra oat and banana mixture, make some 'plain' muffins or toss in whatever else you have!)

  5. Bake muffins for 30 minutes.  Cool and enjoy!

  6. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week or in the freezer for 6 months. 


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  • I don’t have a toddler, but I am pretty picky when it comes to breakfast! I love that these muffins look so delicious and healthy. I need to start meal planning a little, because I keep skipping breakfast when I don’t have time to make anything! (So.. maybe I’m the toddler in this scenario LOL)

  • That is an early alarm!! I am not surprised that you snooze! The muffins sound fabulous (not just for toddlers). I’d eat one right now if it was in front of me.

  • Well, I’m not a toddler….and I would for sure eat these. I will be having the grandkids here 2 days a week all summer long. Making “healthy” options for them to eat is a must. I can’t send them home all full of sugar….my daughter would go crazy!!

  • I don’t have a toddler but I’m more than happy to eat my share of this! This looks amazing and perfect for those busy mornings. I actually have a batch of these in my freezer for when I don’t have time to do a weekly prep!

  • Well if it’s good enough for a toddler — it past the taste test — then it’s good enough for me. Sometimes I just don’t want to make a breakfast and these muffins are an ideal way to get in some nutrition without sacrificing taste. Will definitely be trying them out.

  • Yum! I love this idea. I totally get you about the busy mornings. When my daughter was younger my go-to was overnight oats. Now she is in elementary school she likes to try and snack while waiting for the bus so muffins are much better for that. I love that the base recipe is so easily customizable because she loves variety!

  • What a fun start to her day! These will be great for my preschooler when we are back in school this fall. I’m going to have to make them when it is our turn to take snack!

  • I love this healthy and nutritious recipe. The fact that is portable and perfect for little hands is a huge plus too. Of course as non toddler I can guarantee I would love to have these for breakfast in the morning!!!

  • Oh good. So I’m not the only grown ass adult that hits the snooze button for almost an hour? I always feel like an irresponsible lazy teenager when I do that, but knowing I’m not alone… I feel a lot better. Haha 😉 I am hella jealous that you make it to your desk by 7am, though. #Goals. I guess having a toddler gives you no choice.

    These muffins look fantastic and totally worth getting up for. I really hope my future spawn eats nourishing stuff like this! And giirrrrrrrl, I need to make those cheddar broccoli quinoa bars. Savory is my jam, and they sound unreal!

  • Oh my goodness, hats off to you lady, there is no way I could have my kids out the door that early in the morning. I am literally dragging them to get to school by 8.30 🙂 These little muffins sound like the perfect little piece of nutrition to get them started on a busy day. Can’t wait to try them out for my kids, they are obsessed with anything in a muffin tin!

  • Ahh yes, you always know it’s good when the kids are eating the wrapper, eh? Haha. It’s always nice to have little recipes like this around, both for our kids and for ourselves. You definitely want to be able to grab something when you’re on the go without having to settle for something unhealthy or overly processed. My kids will be all over these. Cheers!

  • What a great idea for a healthy breakfast! I love the flavor variations (I think I’ll be trying the blueberry ones first because blueberries are just so gorgeous here right now!), and the wonderfully wholesome ingredients that you’ve used to make these. I sometimes struggle to get a well balanced breakfast in the mornings, and this would be such a quick and convenient option!

  • I used to be so obsessed with making muffins! Especially when my Little’s were toddlers. Maybe it’s the way muffins are the perfect finger food for little hands. These look delicious, I’ll have to try them. Something tells me even though I don’t have toddlers anymore, they’ll still love these!