Low Carb Chocolate Banana Oat Muffins Type 1 Kids

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The Best Low Carb Chocolate Banana Oat Muffins

Looking for a bite size treat for your child’s lunch box? Or for an after school snack? These Chocolate Banana Oat Muffins are the best low carb chocolate muffin and are PERFECT!

Finding healthy, low card, blood sugar friendly snacks and treats for my lil guy is a struggle.  About 10 months after his diagnosis, I transitioned him into Preschool.  Now, this post isn’t about that, but Momma’s…I was NERVOUS.  

To add to it, they didn’t allow any prepackaged, processed, or unhealthy foods.  Which I did actually love.  But, as a fairly “new” Mom of a Type 1, I was left scratching my head at what exactly I could send him with that was healthy, substantial, AND LOW CARB. 

What I love about these Low Carb Chocolate Muffins:

Nothing against almond flour…just sayin’.

I think I love them most because I don’t feel guilty if my son eats 2, 3, or 4 of them!

The key to keeping these muffins low in carbs and SUPER kid-friendly is their size.  So, you’ve got to invest in a Mini Muffin Pan, or two! 

Another tip I want to share is you HAVE TO use mini muffin liners.  They are just SO MUCH easier than ruining your muffin pan with knife scratches trying to dig out the muffins, or use the silicon muffin pan (linked above).  Trust me on this!  I have ruined MANY muffin/cupcake pans.  Oh!  and spray the muffin liners with a little PAM.  

HUGE suggestion:  Put all the liquid ingredients in the blender first; starting with the egg whites.  Oats go in last.  If you put the oats in first, it will not blend easy.  The batter will get thick.  Scrape down the sides of the blender at least once and continue blending.  

The perfect size scoop is a melon baller or cookie scoop.  It’s roughly about 1.5 Tablespoons.

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Chocolate Banana Oat Mini Muffins

Course: Baked Goods

Cuisine: American

Main Ingredient: Oats

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 12 min

Total Time: 22 min

Yield: 48



  • 1 34 cups Old Fashioned Oats
  • 3 Egg Whites
  • 34 cup unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 12 cup Banana mashed
  • 12 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 12 teaspoon Vinegar
  • 1 12 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 12 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 14 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Hot Water
  • 14 cup Date Sugar
  • 12 cup Creamy Sunbutter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 (24) cup mini muffin pan with mini muffin liners, or spray muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Place the sunbutter in a mug or microwave safe bowl, and microwave for 30-45 seconds, or until melted.
  3. In a blender (or food processor), mix all of the ingredients together. Blend until oats are ground and mixture is smooth.
  4. Using a 1 Tbsp measuring spoon, scoop 1 heaping tablespoon into muffin tins.
  5. Place muffin tin in the oven and bake for for 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool muffins before removing from pan.

Amount Per Serving (1)

  • Carbohydrate: 3.9g each

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So there it is.  The best low carb chocolate muffin.  Perfect for your Type 1’s lunchbox or after school snack!

If you’ve tried these, let us know how you like them.

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Shannon Leigh

Shannon is the Mom of a Type 1 Diabetic son who is determined to help other Moms become confident and in-control of their Child's diabetes. Finding ways to lessen the burden Moms feel as the primary caregiver of a Type 1 is her passion. She also loves cooking and creating kid-friendly, low-carb recipes that are yummy and don't impact blood sugar.

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4 Responses

  1. Boy….. I’m a strong believer in…. Everything happens for a reason. My 5 year old son was just diagnosed T1D about a month ago. I have beating my head against the wall trying to find recipes that actually taste good. I am sitting here this morning sipping on some coffee and scrolling through Pinterest and I came across your post. This diagnosis is so hard at first. We’re still playing with foods to see what spikes and drops his sugar. What a guessing game:( Anyway, thank you for creating this recipe and putting it out there for us moms that are facing these new lifestyle changes:)

    1. Awww Tiffany. I know EXACTLY how you feel! I am glad you found me! Reach out any time!
      If you haven’t already, I’d love to connect with you on Instagram. @mom.of.a.type1 – Lots of tips, tricks, and knowledge posted there.
      Hugs to y’all.

  2. Just wondering if you could make regular sized muffins with this recipe. My daughter was diagnosed with gestational diabetes and I thought these might be tasty for her. Thanks

  3. Hello! I’m so happy to find this space. My 5 year old daughter has just been diagnosed with T1D and what a roller coaster. She also has a dairy allergy, so what can I use instead of the yogurt? I’ll try a lactose free yogurt, but in case that doesn’t work, what do you suggest?

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