Oatmeal and Nuts Breakfast Muffins

Sugar and flour-free oatmeal and nuts breakfast muffins

I must tell you that my daughter and I have a bit of an obsession with these oatmeal and nut breakfast muffins.

It’s never too early to teach kids to love good, healthy food, and to instill in them the love for cooking. With some assistance (with the oven part) my 7-year old was capable of doing these all by herself. Since I wrote this recipe I think we’ve done this about half a dozen times, and we love them every time.

Sugar and flour-free oatmeal and nuts breakfast muffins

We’re very lucky that not only is our daughter a pretty open-minded eater, she also has a stomach of steel and no food allergies that we know of. In fact she’s more resilient and tolerates new foods better than her parents.

Sugar and flour-free oatmeal and nuts breakfast muffins

Having a mother who is an enthusiastic, adventurous cook like yours truly probably helps. I hate monotony and am always trying to find new ways to cook our staples: fish and vegetables. Sweets are not verboten in our home, but we limit them to special occasions, and prefer fruits as desserts.

I also don’t like sweets in my breakfast, I’m a savory breakfast kind of gal. But everybody deserves the occasional treat, and this is our preferred one.

Sugar and flour-free oatmeal and nuts breakfast muffins

This muffins contain no flour (great for celiacs – see notes), no added sugar (for those abstaining from processed sugar), no milk (I used almond “milk”), no eggs (kids can try the raw batter) and it’s loaded with fruits and nuts. And of course oats, which doctors keep telling us are good for us.

Flourless, sugar-free, dairy-free and full of nuts, fruits and oatmeal. It’s like a more fun, portable breakfast. Your kids will love these oatmeal and nut breakfast muffins. When we make these I always pack a few in zippy bags and keep in the fridge to add them to my daughter’s lunchbox. They never come back uneaten.

Buen provecho!

Aunt Clara
Oatmeal and nuts breakfast muffins
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Flourless, sugar-free, dairy-free and full of nuts, fruits and oatmeal. Your kids will love these oatmeal and nuts breakfast muffins.
Serves: 6 muffins
  • 1 cup of instant oatmeal
  • 1 cup of almond or soy or almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • ½ cup assorted chopped nuts (see notes)
  • ½ cup assorted dry fruits (see notes)
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
  1. Heat oven to 300 ºF (150 ºC).
  2. Mix the oatmeal, soy milk and olive oil.
  3. In a separate bowl mash the bananas.
  4. Add the bananas to the oatmeal mix.
  5. Add nuts, dry fruit, baking soda and salt.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Pour into greased muffin cups or silicone muffin molds.
  8. Bake for 30 mins, or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  9. Cool to room temperature.
  10. Sprinkle with cinnamon powder and serve.
I buy jars of assorted nuts. Feel free to add what you like best. Same with the dry fruits.

Not all celiacs can consume oats, check with your doctor. Some brands may be contaminated with wheat, make sure the one you use isn't.
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  • Jameliz May 10, 2014, 1:24 AM

    These are delicious. My family loves them and they are super easy to prepare. I only wish mines had came out as pretty as yours lol.

    • Aunt Clara May 13, 2014, 8:22 AM

      You need a flexible silicone mold to get them like that. Otherwise, yes, they don’t look as pretty, although I am fine with it, it is still healthy and taste great. :)

  • gina April 23, 2014, 7:27 AM

    What other fruits can replace the banana? (ex. Raspberry and orange)

    • Aunt Clara April 24, 2014, 6:35 PM

      I am at loss here. I tested the recipe with bananas, changing it to something else will affect both texture and sugar levels. If you think of something and try it, let me know.

  • Ladys March 19, 2014, 11:24 AM

    hola Tia Clara
    I tried making these and they did not look like the muffins in the picture. they came out very soft and mushy. is that normal?

    • Aunt Clara March 21, 2014, 10:01 AM

      They may look like muffins outside, but they are actually pretty mush inside. That’s what I liked about them.

  • Suzanne Perazzini May 18, 2013, 6:36 PM

    They look lovely in those moulds – makes them a little more special. Your daughter is lucky to have a stomach of steel and I think it is never too young to start them cooking. Dario used to make rock cakes at three years old – and they were literally rocks. He refused to be guided by me or a recipe.

  • Nami | Just One Cookbook May 18, 2013, 1:41 AM

    Hi Aunt Clara! What a BEAUTIFUL breakfast muffin! I cannot believe these are sugar/flour free. Healthy and delicious. The cake stand that is wire rack.. that is cool too. 😀

  • Sandra Paez May 17, 2013, 12:41 PM

    Wow Tia Clara!!! I can’t wait to make these delicious muffins. My husband & I are muffin lovers 😉 but always feel guilty eating them because of fat intake. But not with these :) thank you, thank you for this wonderful recipe.