healthy blueberry banana pancake muffins

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Today was life changing. I have seen pancake bites and pancake muffin recipes everywhere on pinterest, but many are based on high sugar pre-made pancake mixes.

Today I learnt that my favourite healthy pancake recipe works baked in the oven!

Blueberry banana pancake muffins are perfect for so many things and even more perfect as I don't need to stand at the oven flipping the pancakes.

All 3 kiddos have decided they are an absolute winner! As I was testing the recipe they have literally had them for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, but there were no complaints!

These healthy pancake muffins are loaded with protein and fibre and very low in added sugar, to tell the truth you could definitely get away with no added sugars or syrups especially if the bananas you use are very ripe.

The end result is a super soft muffin, that does not crumble. So brilliant for Baby Led Weaning. I know banana. blueberry and oats were all huge favourites for my kids when they were starting finger foods. So I am sure this combo would be a BLW winner.

A great friend of mine has suggested I call these "puffins" pancakes crossed with a muffin.. Thanks Faye of Baby Led Blog

 

healthy blueberry banana pancake muffin bites. easy breakfast recipe or healthy lunch box suitable for baby led weaning

 

healthy blueberry banana pancake muffin bites. easy breakfast recipe or healthy lunch box suitable for baby led weaning

 

healthy blueberry banana pancake muffin bites. easy breakfast recipe or healthy lunch box suitable for baby led weaning

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Blueberry Banana Pancake Muffins

Blueberry Banana Pancake Muffins

Yield: 12 Muffins
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Blueberry Banana Oat Pancake Muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 medium bananas
  • 1 Cup oats
  • 1 Cup cottage cheese
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
  • ½ Cup Frozen Blueberries

Instructions

  1. Place everything  excluding the blueberries in a food processor or blender 
  2. Whizz until you have a nice smooth consistency
  3. Pour into greased muffin tray (I used a silicon muffin tray with a spray of olive oil
  4. Top with the blueberries
  5. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius / 350-360 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 - 30 mins
  6. Leave to cool in tin for 5-10 mins
  7. Remove from tin, they ready to serve

Notes

  • Under ones please do not use honey
  • If your bananas are nice and rip you will probably not need any maple syrup or honey

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35 Comments

  1. These look great! Might you be able to swap the cottage cheese for cream fraiche? Really want to give these a go, but don't have any cream cheese! Thanks

  2. Puffins for the win! Love the mix of pancakes and muffins and with blueberries? Where do I sign up to get a dozen in the mail??!

    1. Ricotta will definitely work. I only use cottage cheese as it's cheaper. And I have had some say they have used Greek yoghurt without problems but I haven't tested it myself

    1. Rolled oats, the ones you use to make porridge or oatmeal. I have used both the quick cook type oats and the whole jumbo oats and both have worked

  3. I made these this morning for my 6 month old and 3 year old! They were a big hit and so easy to make. I didn't have enough cottage cheese so used what I had and added yoghurt. I can't eat blueberries so I added chopped up dried cranberries on top which added a nice sweetness. Thank you for the recipe 🙂

      1. I believe over here there are only three sizes of muffin tins, jumbo, regular/standard, and mini. Do y'all really have another size or should I just do the standard/regular?

        1. I just measured the volume of the muffin tin I used it holds ¼ of a cup. Which is slightly less than the regular muffin tin I have which holds ? of a cup. I think regular would be fine

  4. These are really good!! Curious if anyone tried substituting applesauce for the banana... one of my friends was asking because she doesn't like bananas. Any input would be appreciated!

    1. I haven't tried that with this recipe... but they usually do swap quite well.. I might give it a go and let you know

  5. Made these today and they were a hit with adults and kids. Just to let you know, there is a typo at the start of the recipe. It says prep 30 mins and cook time 5mins. Should be the other way round 🙂

    1. Yes you can freeze them, they defrost ok, but not as good as a traditional muffin. My kids are ok with them frozen and then defrosted