4 Ingredient Flourless Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

a photo of 4 Ingredient Flourless Banana Chocolate Chip MuffinsThese 4 Ingredient Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are flourless, eggless, gluten-free and contain no added sugar, oil or butter. And they taste like classic banana bread muffins!

I know it’s hard to believe, but these mini muffins have such a light and tender crumb and are packed with banana flavor.
top-down photo of flourless banana chocolate chip muffins
This recipe was created as a happy accident while I was experimenting with a cookie recipe. When the batter came out super runny, I nearly dumped it out but then it occurred to me that I might be able to create muffins with the batter and sure enough it worked.
process photo collage showing how to make the batter

How to Make Flourless Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Step 1: Grind the quick oats in a food processor until they resemble flour. The finer you ground the oats the more tender the muffins will be.

Step 2: Add the banana slices and baking powder and combine them with the oats until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Step 3: Scoop the batter into a prepared muffin tin and bake the muffins for 13-14 minutes at 350°F.

a close-up photo of a 4-ingredient flourless banana chocolate chip muffin

I ended up baking several batches of these because they are so easy and delicious. Plus the house smelled amazing while they baked!

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4 Ingredient Flourless Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
These mini muffins are easy and delicious. They are also flourless, and eggless.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup quick oats (see note)
  • 1 large/extra large overripe banana  peeled and sliced (see note)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 8 cavities of a mini muffin pan with cooking oil spray.

  2. Add quick oats to a food processor and grind until it resembles flour. The finer you can grind down the oats, the more tender your muffins will be.
  3. Add in banana slices and baking powder. Process until mixture becomes a thick liquid batter. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Scoop batter into the muffin molds, filling them to the top. Bake for 13-14 minutes. Muffin tops should bounce back when you touch them and a toothpick inserted should not have any uncooked batter stuck to it.
  5. Allow muffins to cool in muffin pan. Use a small spatula to loosen the edges of the muffins to remove.

Notes:

  • Also be sure to use quick oats and not old-fashioned, steel-cut or instant oats.
  • Use overripe bananas with peels that are more brown than yellow. If you use just ripe bananas, the batter will be drier and the muffins won't be as light.
Nutrition Facts
4 Ingredient Flourless Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 71 Calories from Fat 22
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.4g 4%
Saturated Fat 1.3g 7%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Sodium 0.6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 12.4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%
Sugars 6.4g
Protein 1.4g 3%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 2%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.
4 Ingredient Flourless Eggless Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

20 comments on “4 Ingredient Flourless Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins”

  1. Jen, would oat flour work in this recipe? I have a bag I’d like to use for more recipes. Thanks!

    • I think it should though I haven’t actually worked with oat flour. But since I basically made a coarse oat flour with my quick oats I would think pre-made oat flour should work too.

  2. What about regular oats… instead of quick cooking?

    • I have not tested this with oats other than quick oats. Quick oats cook fast and it was easy to grind down, which is why I chose them. Regular oats should work if you can grind them into a finer flour so that they cook just as quickly, but I haven’t actually tried it out and the crumb may not be as light and tender.

  3. I’ve made those 3 ingredient banana cookies before. I have found adding peanut powder, it not only adds a different flavor but it takes care of the runny dough problem. I love them though – quick and easy way to get rid of brown bananas!

    • thanks for sharing! I was attempting to make those 3 ingredient cookies when I ended up making these muffins instead. I’ll have to try the peanut powder next time.

  4. I made these today. They were easy and so delicious! They have a great crumb texture – you really can’t tell that they are flourless (and vegan!). My kids said they don’t have a strong banana taste – they mainly taste like chocolate chips, which, of course, they love. I asked if they felt like it needed some sugar, and they all said no. The chocolate chips makes it sweet enough (there are A LOT of chocolate chips). The kids said they would all happily eat it for breakfast.

    I’ll have to plan ahead – 8 mini-sized muffins is not very many. I will double or triple the size in the future. I made this in my Blendtec blender and it worked great.

    Thank you!!

    • I’m so glad you and your family enjoyed! I do agree 8 is a small amount. It was just enough for me and my husband but if you’re feeding more or if you want leftovers for the next day, definitely make a bigger batch!

  5. If I don’t have a muffin tin could I use this recipe for banana bread instead?

    • These make really tiny muffins and they don’t rise that much so I think it will be harder to make it into a bread. Also the bread would require longer cooking and I worry that it might get too dry before it’s finished cooking.

  6. Wonderful recipe I’ve already used several times. Thank u! Q: how do you Store these after you make them and for how long do they stay fresh ? can I freeze these? If so, for how long? Thx!

  7. What is the nutritional information of this recipe?

  8. Hey there, do you by any chance know how many calories these have? They sound amazing!

    • Unfortunately, I do not have that information at this time. But there are many online nutritional calculators out there that let you input a recipe and it calculates the results. I usually use the one from the Very Well website.

  9. Tried these by accident tonight and I love them.  So simple Who could forget this recipe? Guilt free and my 3-Year-Old asked to bring some to the babysitters tomorrow. Thank you for sharing?

  10. I have made these a couple of times now and everybody love them! I’ve made them with my preschoolers and I’ve made them for some friends who can’t have gluten. They can’t believe the ingredients. I twist it a little. Years ago I had made a different gluten free banana muffin recipe that was a banana and an egg. So I add an egg to this recipe. I also add nuts and unsweetened coconut – because of the additions I get 1 dozen mini muffins out of the batch. Thank you for the base recipe – it’s so easy and wonderful!

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