Wendy’s on a one dish kick right now (who can blame her, nobody likes dishes, and these are fabulous recipes), and I’m back to finding new recipes to use ripe bananas for. Since bananas are only eaten fresh in our house if they’re still green, sometimes we have an overabundance of bananas to use. These muffins hit the spot. It’s a very simple recipe, all you need is a blender or food processor to mix it in, and you’re ready to go. It doesn’t even require flour since it uses oats that are ground up while you’re mixing up the batter. The yogurt gives it protein and a delicious richness. These muffins are seriously fabulous. I’m going to have a hard time eating just one, I think my husband might have to hide the rest!

Yogurt and Oat Banana Muffins

These banana muffins are amazing! Just stick the ingredients in a food processor or blender and process. Then fold in the chocolate chips and you’re ready to bake these. The only downside of these muffins is eating just one!


  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (regular or mini)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with papers and side aside.
  2. In a blender or food processor, combine the yogurt, bananas, eggs, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and vanilla.
  3. Process until the dough is smooth and creamy.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Evenly divide the dough into the prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  7. Allow the muffins to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Diet type: Vegetarian

Diet tags: Low calorie, Gluten free

Number of servings (yield): 12

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

Calories: 149

Fat: 5

Protein: 5

Entire recipe makes 12 servings
Serving size is about 1 muffin
Each serving = 6 Smart Points/4 Points
PER SERVING: 149 calories; 5g fat; 2.3g saturated fat; 24g carbohydrates; 13.4g sugar; 5g protein; 2.8g fiber


  1. Luciane Gray Reply

    What does 6 Smart points/4 points +. Is it 4 or 6 points per muffin? Sorry a bit confused!

    • Lisa Coffman Reply

      Hi Luciane,

      It is a bit confusing! If you’re still following the old points plus program, it’s 4 points per muffin. For the new smart points program, it’s 6 points per muffin. As we update the recipes, we’re leaving both on, just in case someone is still following the old points plus program. Hopefully that makes sense!

  2. Kelley McCarthy Reply

    Can you tell me if you use instant or regular old fashion oats in your yogart and oat banana muffins? I look forward to hearing from you. Best Regards! Kelley McCarthy

    • Lisa Coffman Reply

      I used old fashioned, but it doesn’t matter. You’re essentially making oat flour by using a blender or food processor to grind all the ingredients into the dough. You can use whatever you’ve got on hand. If you’re concerned about them being fine enough, process the oats first until they resemble flour, then add the remaining ingredients.

      • Kelley McCarthy Reply

        Thank you! I appreciate your quick response.
        Kelley McCarthy

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