Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Blender Muffins

Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Blender Muffins are a simple, healthy snack that is made gluten-free, dairy free, and already vegan. Made with oats, almond milk, banana, and maple syrup, these delicious treats pack a nutritious punch. Plus, they look like something out of an art museum.


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A simple and nutritious snack that also looks pretty

I don’t know about you, but I love having pre-made grab-and-go snacks stockpiled in my kitchen! I’m a big snack lover, so having things that are ready to eat is super important to me. Gotta tame those hunger cues fast!

I love keeping a stash of these chocolate vanilla swirl blender muffins handy, because I know that they’re providing me with essential nutrients. They’re made with amazing ingredients and they’re easy to make. They’re packed full of essential vitamins and minerals which helps to keep you satisfied during the day.

Chocolate Vanilla muffins are versatile and are vegan and gluten free using certified gluten-free oats. This recipe is yours, so customize it how you see fit! I can’t wait for you to try these delicious choco vanilla swirl blender muffins.


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Ingredients used to make chocolate and vanilla muffins

Chocolate Vanilla muffins require 11 ingredients, many of which we use in most of my baking recipes. I have tested these ingredients in many recipes over the years and I still use them to this day. I sub many oils with applesauce and use almond flour in place of wheat flour. These are the ingredients that I love to bake with and would personally eat every single day. Grab your rolled oats, baking soda, maple syrup, and vanilla, and let’s get to baking!

  • Rolled oats

  • Banana

  • Baking powder

  • Baking soda

  • Almond butter

  • Maple syrup

  • Vanilla

  • Almond milk

  • Almond flour

  • Cocoa powder

  • Applesauce

Tools needed to make this recipe

The fewer tools needed, the smaller the cleanup! I love to keep recipe tools to a minimum, always combining or double-using when I can. For this recipe, you’ll only need six items: a muffin tin, liners, a blender, a small bowl, a toothpick, and a spoon.

This is a recipe that’s easy to make and even easier to clean up. What more could you want from a recipe?


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How to make chocolate vanilla swirl blender muffins

Chocolate vanilla muffins require only a few simple steps and are ready to bake in less than 10 minutes. Throw all of the ingredients into a blender for fast and easy mixing!

Start by pouring all the ingredients except for the cocoa powder into the blender and blend on high until smooth. Check every few seconds to see if the oats have blended well and there are no batter clumps.

Once smooth, pour HALF the batter into a small bowl to separate the vanilla muffins batter.

With the other half of the batter still in the blender, pour in the cocoa powder and an extra 1/4 cup almond milk and blend on high until the batter is nice and smooth.

Line your muffin tray with the muffin liners (create 12 muffins) and start spooning the different batters into each cup one by one. Start with a big spoonful of vanilla at the base, then add a little chocolate to one edge, more vanilla, and keep going with each muffin until there is no batter left. Fill each muffin about 3/4 of the way up to leave room for rising.

Use your toothpick to create a swirl effect on the top. To do this, stick the toothpick in and gently swirl it to mix the batter a little!

Bake the muffins at 350 degrees for about 30-40 minutes, depending on your oven. Check the muffins at 30 for golden brown tops, if they’re not fully cooked, wait a little longer!

Once complete, store at room temperature for up to two days, or keep refrigerated for up to one week.


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Ingredient substitution options

If you find yourself missing an ingredient or two but still want to whip together some of these amazing muffins, check this list! You may be able to swap the item you’re missing.

  • Rolled oats: Steel cut oats can easily work in place of rolled oats. Use the amount this recipe calls for, which is 1.5 cups.

  • Baking powder: Baking powder can be substituted with a handful of unexpected ingredients. You can use plain yogurt, lemon juice, or molasses. Be sure to calculate the correct measurement.

  • Baking soda: On the other hand, if you’re out of baking soda, you can actually use powder! As a rule of thumb, always triple powder when using it in place of soda. This recipe calls for 1/2 tsp of baking soda, which means you’ll need 1.5 tsp of baking powder.

  • Maple syrup: Maple syrup can be replaced with molasses or honey at a 1:1 ratio.

  • Almond milk: Feel free to use the non-dairy milk of your choice. Oat milk, cashew milk, and soy milk are all great options.

Chocolate Vanilla blender muffin health benefits

There are many powerful ingredients in this recipe that provide a ton of vital nutrients and minerals! Here are some of the key ingredients that make these muffins healthy.

Rolled oats
Oats are a healthy, filling ingredient rich in protein and fiber. They’re known to benefit the body by providing antioxidants, lowering cholesterol, and helping to regulate blood sugar levels.

Bananas
I had to sneak a healthy serving of fruits into these muffins! Not only does the banana work as a powerful thickening agent in this recipe, it also adds delicious flavor while providing vital nutrients like potassium, fiber, and Vitamin B6.

Maple syrup
As always, my trusty maple syrup acts as my all-natural sweetener. It provides the perfect amount of flavor while helping to keep the overall recipe sugar levels low.

Optional add ins to this recipe

I kept these muffins on the simpler side when it came to the add-ins. If you want to spice these up, consider adding some of these delicious ingredients:

  • chocolate chips right on top

  • slivered almonds or other crushed nuts for the top as well

  • frosting to make them cupcakes

  • sprinkles are the best little topping

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Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Blender Muffins

Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Blender Muffins
Yield: 12 muffins

Author:
Prep time: 10 MCook time: 40 MTotal time: 50 M
Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Blender Muffins are a simple, healthy snack that is made gluten-free, dairy free, and already vegan. Made with oats, almond milk, banana, and maple syrup, these delicious treats pack a nutritious punch. Plus, they look like something out of an art museum.

Ingredients:

For the FULL Batter
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
For the Chocolate Batter (ADD IN)
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup almond milk

Instructions:

How to cook Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Blender Muffins

  1. Start by pouring all the ingredients except for the cocoa powder into the blender and blend on high until smooth. Check every few seconds to see if the oats have blended well and there are no batter clumps.
  2. Once smooth, pour HALF the batter into a small bowl to separate the vanilla muffins batter.
  3. With the other half of the batter still in the blender, pour in the cocoa powder and an extra 1/4 cup almond milk and blend on high until the batter is nice and smooth.
  4. Line your muffin tray with the muffin liners (create 12 muffins) and start spooning the different batters into each cup one by one. Start with a big spoonful of vanilla at the base, then add a little chocolate to one edge, more vanilla, and keep going with each muffin until there is no batter left. Fill each muffin about 3/4 of the way up to leave room for rising.
  5. Use your toothpick to create a swirl effect on the top. To do this, stick the toothpick in and gently swirl it to mix the batter a little!
  6. Bake the muffins at 350 degrees for about 30-40 minutes, depending on your oven. Check the muffins at 30 for golden brown tops, if they’re not fully cooked, wait a little longer!

Calories

172.12

Fat (grams)

9.10

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.74

Carbs (grams)

19.59

Fiber (grams)

3.30

Net carbs

16.29

Sugar (grams)

7.74

Protein (grams)

5.00

Sodium (milligrams)

96.12

Cholesterol (grams)

0.00

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