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Eggless Wholewheat Maple Banana Oat Muffins #BreadBakers

For this month's Bread Bakers, our host Mayuri of Mayuri's Jikoni chose natural sweeteners as the theme. We had to bake using natural sweeteners like maple syrup, honey, molasses, dates, banana puree, coconut sugar, stevia, palm jaggery etc instead of  refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners. I have never tried before any baked goodies with natural sweeteners, so I'm glad Mayuri chose this theme and I was excited about trying a guilt-free bake. If you love baking bread and want to join this wonderful bread baking group, scroll to the end of the post for further details.

Coming to the recipe, I chose a simple eggless muffins made with wholewheat, oats, almonds, chia seeds sweetened with pure maple syrup and bananas. Though I don't mind eggs in a bake, I wanted to try replacing with chia seeds. I used the whole chia seeds and it gave a nice little crunch to the muffins. We often find that wholewheat bakes turn out bit dense, but surprisingly these muffins were so moist and dense. The muffin batter might look slightly thinner, but do not add more flour! You can substitute almonds with any nuts of your choice. Try these no-sugar no-butter healthy and nutrient packed muffins and let me know how you like it.


{ Eggless wholewheat muffins with banana, oats, almonds, chia and maple syrup }
Recipe Source ~ Bowl of Delicious
Makes 12 muffins


2 tbsp chia seeds
½ cup light olive oil
½ cup maple syrup
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
½ cup water
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
½ cup sliced almonds, plus extra for sprinkling


1. Preheat oven to 190 C | 375 F and line a 12 cup muffin pan with liners.

2. In a bowl, mix together the chia seeds and ⅓ cup water. Set aside for 10 minutes.

3. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the coconut oil and maple syrup. Add the bananas, chia seeds with the water and mix until well combined.

4. Add the baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, vanilla extract, water and mix until well combined.

5. Stir in the oats and whole wheat flour until just combined. Fold in almonds.

6. Spoon the batter into prepared muffin pan and sprinkle the almonds on top.

7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of muffins comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

Notes and Tips
  • You can use coconut oil or any neutral or light flavored oil instead of olive oil.
  • Use any nuts of your choice instead of almonds.

#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to

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  1. this looks so tasty Love presentation and loads of Almonds

  2. I love baking with chia seeds as an egg replacer. Your muffins look wonderful, can't wait to try them.

  3. Such a wonderful bread Sona. Love the fact that it is made from whole wheat and oats. Lovely clicks with all the almonds on top!

  4. What a healthy and yummy looking muffins Sona. I've never used chia seeds as an egg alternate -- will have to try it out some time.

  5. These sound wonderful Sona, thanks for sharing.

  6. I would love one of these little beauties with my morning coffee!

  7. Those muffins are beautiful. The almonds on top are just perfect!

  8. That does look super moist! I just noticed this happens to be vegan too! :) Will pin this up...

  9. Hello Sona, your muffins look so beautiful. This is a great recipe for breakfast or for evening tea. I loved the fact that you've made them egg less and used whole wheat flour and oats.

  10. I love it !!! A great recipe . A great recipe. I'll make soon

  11. Sona, I love the generous helping of almonds on top. Muffins look so tempting.

  12. I had to see how you made these egg-free! Love all those nuts!

  13. The muffins look great especially with the flaked almonds.

  14. Cute, healthy and yumm muffins... ohh they are so tempting

  15. A friend's daughter is allergic to eggs so I'll plan to make this recipe for her the next time we are together. Love the idea of chia seeds.

  16. Amazing muffins.... beautiful snaps and presentation.... :)


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