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Love baking but find you’re short on time? Check out this ultra-tasty vegan oat chia banana muffin recipe from Fresh n’ Lean. With only 15 minutes of active prep and 30 minutes of baking, you can relish the flavors of healthy homemade gluten-free baked goods without disrupting your schedule.

Hearty ingredients like oats and banana help make these delicious muffins super satiating while chia seeds offer a boost of iron, omegas, and fiber. Healthy fats are represented by coconut oil and plant-based milk. A dash of cinnamon offers anti-inflammatory properties for a deceptively nutritious treat. Add a little maple syrup, and you’ve got a subtle hit of sweetness that will satisfy your sugar cravings without going overboard.

Made from vegan and gluten-free ingredients, these muffins are light and packed with flavor with the perfect amount of crumb. Each muffin boasts 4 grams of protein and can be toasted and smeared with a little nut butter if you’re looking for a little extra protein in your breakfast.

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While we love them as part of a healthy, well-balanced breakfast, these vegan oat chia banana muffins are fantastic as a midday snack to help keep the afternoon slump at bay or a lightly sweet treat. Pack these in your kids’ lunchboxes as a healthier alternative to store-bought baked goods.

This quick baking project is something you can do as part of your weekend meal prep. They’re so simple to make, you can even whip up a batch when you’re enjoying a mellow night at home. You can customize them to suit your tastes – add in dried fruit or nuts or a little extra spice to kick up the flavor to the next level.


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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Servings 6


  • Bowl
  • Muffin Pan


  • 1 Large Ripe Banana
  • 1 1/2 cup Gluten-Free Rolled Oats
  • 2 tbsp chia Seeds
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp maple Syrup
  • 1/2 cup plant-Based Milk
  • 2 tbsp coconut Oil Melted
  • 1 tsp Natural Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Banana Slices For Topping


  • Mash the banana with a fork.
  • In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients (oats, chia seeds, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt).
  • Add the wet ingredients (mashed banana, maple syrup, plant milk, coconut oil, and vanilla).
  • Transfer to a muffin pan and (optional) decorate with banana slices.
  • Bake in 350°F for 30 minutes or until golden brown.


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