5/22/2024 | By Carolyn Casner, EatingWell

Pulsing rolled oats with eggs, banana, brown sugar and oil creates the moist dough of these chocolaty muffins without a bit of all-purpose flour. These Flourless Banana Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins have a dense and gooey texture. They’re delicately sweet and rich, too, so baking them as mini muffins makes them a perfect snack or quick morning bite.

Flourless Banana Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

Makes 24 muffins

Active Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Oats in a bowl next to bananas, ingredients perfect for a two-bite muffins recipe.


  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana (about 2 medium-large)
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Coat a 24-cup mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Pulse oats in a blender until finely ground. Add baking powder, baking soda and salt; pulse once or twice to blend. Add eggs, banana, brown sugar, oil and vanilla; puree until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Fill the prepared muffin cups.
  3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 15 to 17 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then turn out to cool completely.

Tasty tip: People with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity should use oats that are labeled “gluten-free,” as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

Recipe nutrition per serving: 218 Calories, Total Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 83 mg, Carbohydrates: 11 g, Fiber: 1 g, Total Sugars: 8 g, Added Sugars: 4 g, Protein: 27 g, Sodium: 360 mg, Potassium: 545 mg, Iron: 1 mg, Folate: 17 mcg, Calcium: 44 mg, Vitamin A: 227 IU, Vitamin C: 4 mg.

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Carolyn Casner, EatingWell

Carolyn Casner is a contributor to EatingWell, a magazine and website devoted to healthy eating as a way of life. Online at