Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Mom Will Love These Banana Blueberry Oat Bran Muffins!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Mom Will Love These Banana Blueberry Oat Bran Muffins!

Mother's Day sure did sneak up on up pretty quick, didn't it? There's nothing like taking a day to celebrate the amazing women in our lives. Moms are such hard workers, I think every day should be a cause to celebrate all that they do for us, but as a mom myself, I'll take the one full day of appreciation and just run with it ;)

My mom is one who doesn't like for the kids to spend a lot of money on her, and I'm the same way. Some of the most precious gifts I have ever received are covered in glue, glitter and stickers. To me, nothing beats a homemade gift. The time and effort that my girls put into handcrafting something special just for me really makes my day. Now that the kids are older, gone are the days of cards scribbled in crayon and crafty gifts have been replaced with something else that I really love... homemade breakfast in bed! 

Banana Blueberry Oat Bran Muffins

What mom wouldn't love a hot cuppa tea and a sweet muffin to start her day off right?

Banana Blueberry Oat Bran Muffins

I am a sucker for baked goods, and if they have fruit mixed in, all the better!

That's why I am obsessed with these Banana Blueberry Oat Bran Muffins. They have a soft, fruity center and a sweet crunchy topping, making for one tasty way to start the day. 

yield: 12 Muffinsprint recipe

Banana Blueberry Oat Bran Muffins


  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup oat bran
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 rip bananas
  • 1 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
Crumb Topping
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, cold and cubed


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with 12 liners. Spritz with cooking spray.
  2. Make the muffin batter: In a large bowl, combine the flour, oat bran, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, mash the bananas, then whisk in the egg, sugar, butter, and vanilla. Combine the wet ingredients into the flour mixture, stirring well until incorporated. Gently fold in the blueberries.
  3. Make the crumb topping: Combine all crumb topping ingredients into a medium bowl. Using a fork or pastry blender, blend until mixture crumbly.
  4. Scoop the muffin batter into the prepared paper liners, filling each one 3/4 full. Sprinkle the top of each muffin with the crumb topping mixture.
  5. Bake muffins for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
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Blueberry Banana Oatbran Muffins

Blueberry Banana Oatbran Muffins

Treat your mom, or even yourself, to these delicious muffins this Mother's Day. Or pass the recipe on to your kids and let them treat you. And deal with the clean up ;)

What are you secretly hoping to get for Mother's Day this year?


  1. Effort sure wins the day compared to just buying something and calling it a day.

  2. Om nom nom nom. Those muffins look absolutely amazing. Thank you!

  3. Those are AH-mazing! I love that touch of making the center all fruity and delicious!

  4. Oh my gosh, those are so amazing! They're delicious AND healthy being made with oatbran. I love it!

  5. Fruity muffins are my favorite kind. I love that you made these with oat bran. It's a great way to make them healthier.

  6. You do know that is my dream combi = blueberry and bananas!
    A million dollar tip from Dezzy - cut the upper parts of the muffins, mash it and mix it with one mashed banana and then spread it over again in the shape of a cone, it will give the creamy element to it. You can also put blueberry jam in it instead of a banana.

    1. PS it is also a way to use left over, stale muffins = just mash them and mix them with a banana or jam, form into balls and dip in chocolate.

  7. Yummmmm - those look lovely! It's been a while since I've baked muffins, and usually just plain blueberry. Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day with lots of pampering. I told my kids the only thing I want for Mother's Day is a clean house, not cleaned by me! Ha! :)

  8. Delicious and absolutely perfect for Mother's Day. I'll take two in bed with my morning coffee please!

  9. Yes, I sure will enjoy them! These would be a great surprise come Sunday morning.

  10. These muffin looks perfect! Such a great day starter!

  11. I'm babysitting my granddaughter all day. I'll have my two youngest with me. We'll make crafts together for the little one to give her mama. That'll be a fun day, and just what I want to celebrate. :) The muffins look delicious, and I agree if there's fruit in baked goods, it just makes a good thing even better.

  12. going for a staycation with the family today to celebrate our birthdays and oh, Mother's Day too I guess haha.. have a fabulous one! :)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  13. These look like they would be super tasty! I need to make some of these.

  14. There is nothing like a home-made gift.
    These pictures look great and the directions are easy to follow.

  15. You're so right. My mom would gobble these right up.

  16. Yummy muffins! I love blueberry muffins and this recipe with oatbran is a hands down winner for me. Thank you for sharing!

  17. This is just awesome for brunch with mom on Mother's Day

  18. These muffins look so good! Bananas and blueberry together are always good together but your muffins are even better because of the oat bran. I'm going to try your recipe. Wish me luck!

  19. I'm secretly hoping to get a day off, probably in a spa! Lol. I think these muffins are awesome and it would be a delightful surprise as well.

  20. I don't know if you want an answer to that question. Hummm...I want better health care for Mother's Day. Ha!

    I went with a doughnut at a local place that I've been wanting to try out. It was good! These muffins look yummy too!

    I hope you had a great Mother's Day!

  21. What a fancy spread. The muffins look delicious and with a little dose of oat bran, they are healthy too. :) Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

  22. Happy Mother's Day and surely those muffins are wonderful...Love your teapot!

  23. Those look SOOOOO good. If my kids made me those, I'd be in heaven. Regardless, what the made me was pretty darn fantastic. Actually, my big gift was maternity clothes. Yay. =)


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