Butterscotch Banana Oat Blender Muffins

If you’ve got bananas constantly going bad on you, you’ve got to try these blender muffins! I personally don’t like bananas when they aren’t green anymore so I’m making blender muffins on the regular or throwing bananas in the freezer for smoothies.

Recipe notes

  • If you don’t have a food processor or blender, you can swap the 2 cups of oats for a cup and a half of oat flour (which you could make with a coffee grinder) or regular white or whole wheat flour.

Fueling notes

  • Per muffin, this recipe packs 25 g of carbs, 3 g of protein, and 8 g of fat, and 2 g of fiber
  • Pre-workout: eat these in the hour leading up to your session. If more than an hour before, pair with some extra protein/fat (like a cheese stick, nut butter, yogurt, etc) to keep you satisfied.
  • Post-workout: pair each muffin with ~3-5 grams of protein (for that 3-4:1 ratio of carbs to protein) within 1-2 hours of your session

The Stuff

  • 3 large ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups oats 
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup of butterscotch chips
  • Extra oats to sprinkle

The Steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Put all ingredients (except butterscotch chips) in a food processor
  3. Blend for a minute or two until smooth
  4. Pour the batter into greased or lined muffin cups and sprinkle with butterscotch chips and extra oats. You can also use 13×9 Pyrex or bread pan as well!
  5. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  6. Cool and then store covered in the fridge (these also keep well frozen)

Did you make it? I’d love to see how it turned out! Tag @climbingdietitian on instagram.

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Published by Chiara

I’m a rock climber and registered dietitian teaching fellow climbers to become the strongest and happiest versions of themselves with evidence-based fueling strategies and by making peace with food.

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