Healthier, wheat-free muffins perfect for breakfast or a snack. Made with homemade oat-flour and naturally sweetened.
I’ve made these muffins four times now. The first time for myself, the second for a camping trip, the third for a bachelorette weekend and then this week to bring to a friend who recently had a baby. Each time I made them I didn’t change a thing except how I sweetened them. And, everyone who ate them loved them. They are my definite go-to banana muffin for any and all muffin-requiring occasions.
I’ve included three options for sweetening these muffins: coconut sugar, brown sugar, and dates. Coconut sugar is a great substitute for brown sugar cup-for-cup. However, if you don’t have coconut sugar on hand brown will do. I also love using pitted medjool dates. Simply soak the dates in warm water to soften them up for a few minutes, then pulse them in a food processor until a paste forms. Add them to the liquid ingredients when needed.
People still think ‘wheat-free’ or ‘gluten-free’ baking doesn’t taste good – well, these muffins will prove you wrong. I had girls commenting that “usually gluten-free stuff doesn’t taste very good, but these are really delicious.” The fact that you make your own oat-flour for these muffins doesn’t make them any less delectable than muffins (or other baked goods) made with all-purpose flour. Flour is flour, it’s just a different source. That being said, if you don’t have access to a food processor, or oat flour, you can definitely substitute another flour in its place (though I’ve only used oat flour thus far.)
Like overnight oats, but in a muffin. Makes 12 good-sized muffins.
Note: Oat flour is just regular oatmeal in powder form, which you can do by processing 2 cups rolled oats in a food processor. It will yield about 1 ½ cup oat flour (refer to step #3 in directions below for details). I’ve given you a few options to sweeten the muffins. I’ve made them four times, and used coconut sugar, brown sugar and dates to sweeten. All yield delicious muffins!
Special Equipment needed: Food Processor. If you don’t have one, a regular mixer/hand held mixer will do in it’s place for mixing.