I’m not a morning person. I don’t jump out of bed ready for the day. I don’t wake up with a smile on my face. I don’t feel like I could run a marathon, but I will always jump out of bed for these banana oatmeal chocolate chip muffins.
I toss and turn and pull the covers up tightly over my shoulders and stretch. I lament having to get up and out of bed casting off those heavy comforting blankets. I try and fall back asleep. I will my brain to lull me into another tantalizing dreamscape.
It rarely works.
What does work is knowing I’ve got a super yummy breakfast to wake up to! And these banana oatmeal chocolate chip muffins will always do the trick.
Not only are they super easy to whip up, but these are actually ancient grain muffins made with Kamut – an ancient organic wheat grain. You can make them with traditional flour too, but if you want an extra burst of goodness and muffins that are actually healthy for you, this recipe is perfect!
Khorasan Kamut Flour
Kamut flour is my favorite ancient grain to work with.
It’s loaded with protein and it’s always grown organically. No pesticides, herbicides or GMO’s guaranteed no matter what brand you buy. Plus, it’s got such a rich buttery flavor that it makes every bread you bake taste that much more flavorful.
Kamut flour doesn’t have much gluten, but it still makes breads that are soft and chewy. Most people with gluten sensitivity can eat it without any problems! It doesn’t spike blood sugar and it’s loaded with magnesium and fiber.
But my very favorite thing about Kamut flour is that when you combine it with coconut flour or brown rice flour, you can trick everyone into believing you made it with standard regular white flour!
Berries or Ground Flour
Personally, I love grinding my own wheat. Mostly because I can keep the berries almost indefinitely – they make excellent food storage. This goes for all wheat berries in fact. We’ve got rye, spelt, einkhorn and kamut in our basement and make breads with a combination of these flours regularly.
And, the berries are cheaper than flour.
Kamut berries will keep for years in secure cold storage and can be milled on the spot. Grinding your own wheat also ensures the wheat is fresh and yields higher nutrition. It doesn’t lose any of its benefits from being separated, sifted or stored.
I grind my wheat berries on the Mockmill, and I love it. It’s got 10 different settings (even though I only use 1) and we grind brown rice and flaxseed in it too.
KitchenAid mixers also have a wheat grinder attachment, but I can’t attest to how it works.
And don’t even get me started on how great whole wheat berries are for sourdough!
Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins
These muffins are a moist morning cake with a sweet, salty and crunchy texture. Served warm with a dab of butter, this breakfast will get you rocking and rolling.
Plus, we’ve got a secret that will turn these from chocolate chip muffins, to chocolate marbled muffins and increase the chocolate flavor and distribution.
Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Marbled Muffins
- Sauce pan
- Muffin Tin
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup of safflower oil
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup of maple syrup
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup Kamut flour
- ½ cup of brown rice flour
- ½ cup of rolled oats
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup sour cream
- ½ cup crushed pecan or walnut bits
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- ¼ stick butter
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup rolled oats
- ¼ cup Kamut flour
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- In a saucepan over medium heat melt butter, oil, sugar, syrup, vanilla and bananas
- Bring to a low boil and remove from heat
- Stir in flours, rolled oats, soda and salt
- Let rest for 5 minutes
- Add eggs, sour cream, and nuts
- Stir to combine
- While still warm add chocolate chips and fold batter 2x
- The chocolate chips will melt in the batter and marble the muffin while baking
- Pour batter into greased cupcake tins and fill to the top
- Cover with strudel
- Bake at Fahrenheit 350° 22 minutes
- Mix all ingredients together until crumbly
- Sprinkle evenly over top of muffins
Can I Make This Recipe with Regular White Flour?
You can sub the flour out 1 for 1, however, only fill your muffin tins ¾ of the way full.
Can I Make a Loaf Bread with this Instead?
Yes, absolutely, and it’s so good!
I mean it tastes exactly the same, but it’s better because you get more with each serving.
Are These Good for Kids?
Kids will not only love eating these, but they’ll love making them too!
I have my oldest son manning the stove to melt the butter and sugar. I have my 6 year old on the Mockmill grinding the flour, while my other daughter loves to make the strudel. Everyone does their part and they are finished in no time!
You’ll love giving your kids these banana oatmeal chocolate chip muffins knowing they are full of so many good and healthy nutrients.
It is SO nice to hear that I'm not the only one that is allergic to mornings! This coffee cake does look worth rolling out of bed for…
Oh, that looks so good with all those nuts! Wish I had it waiting for me in the morning.
Glad I am not the only one who takes some time in the mornings! That looks so yummy!
I agree with you – I think it is so important to enjoy your breakfast. Anticipation of a good meal gets me out of bed. My favorites are greek yogurt with granola and strawberries, oatmeal with blueberries, and lately I've been enjoying this fiber cereal. Your recipe looks delicious!
I actually am a morning person, but only after I've had my breakfast and coffee. My favorite coworker was actually a bit mad a me yesterday morning because I was so spunky while he was so tired. This cake looks delish! Disney??? Disney???
I wish I could have slow mornings! Instead it's up at 7:30 and off to work. Maybe I could make this the night before!
That recipe looks amazing!!! Awesome! It can be so hard to get out of bed – I know it! It is so comfy and serene!!! lol
Thanks for visiting my blog! Sounds like you have had a LOT of moves! Yes, I would suppose it would be easier to pitch stuff than cart it. But you are right…it makes you realize what is really important!!
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, yet I don't have much variety during the work week because it takes too much time and effort! 🙂
I'm lovin this coffee cake idea – looks healthy AND delicious! It's hard to come by a food with both those traits! 🙂
Looks like a great waker-upper to me! (I'd have to make the night before though!)If I thought that was waiting for me in the morning, I would jump out of bed and run for the kitchen.
That looks delish! I bet is smells wonderful!!!!
I can never get out of bed either. In fact, I'm stalling right now, refusing to begin the 'ol morning makeup routine. This looks so so good, especially the studel!
Looks so good!
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That bread might get me out of bed!
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I love new and delicious coffee cakes. This one sounds wonderful.