I often wonder if I was the only weird kid who actually enjoyed bran muffins growing up?
You know, like if you suffered with constipation due to gastrointestinal issues as a child- and bran muffins were supposed to just be a cure for that, but you actually really liked having them?
Yep. That was literally me!
There was nothing better than a warm bran muffin, cracked open with a smear of a butter- SO freaking good! And while I definitely don’t miss those constipation days (hallelujah!), the bran muffins were something I definitely did.
It was only about a year ago when I discovered gluten-free oat bran was a thing, and maybe you’re discovering it for the first time here yourself! In which case, welcome to the club!
I was literally STOKED when I discovered it- and although it can be hard to track down, I typically just order it online myself to save the hassle.
My oat bran muffin is something that I have been working on for a while- and I’m excited to announce that I have finally perfected it. Now I can reenact those childhood memories- minus the constipation! Woo hoo!
This recipe is:
- Easy to make
- & Delicious
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Gluten Free Oat Bran Muffins
- 2 medium bananas (mashed)
- 1 & 1/2 cups uncooked oat bran
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar
- 2 tbsp flaxseed meal
- 1 & 1/3 cups water
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 tsp pink Himalayan salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 & 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large bowl mix together mashed banana, oat bran, water, coconut sugar, flaxseed meal and vanilla. Let stand 5 minutes.
- The mix will be thicker than a traditional muffin batter. If it appears too thin, add a bit more rolled oats. If it appears too dry, add a bit more water.
- It will depend on how hot your oven cooks for time. I recommend checking it frequently and spinning the pan around in the oven if needed.
- These freeze really well and defrost fast. If you’d like the batch to last longer, then I recommend freezing them.
- These are exceptionally good warmed up, cut in half with a smear of coconut oil (Insert drool emoji here!!).