These funfetti muffins are a delicious flourless dessert made in just ONE bowl! No oil and no butter needed, they take less than 20 minutes to prepare! Gluten free and vegan.
Funfetti, or confetti, is always a winning flavor. It’s perfect for all kinds of desserts and snacks, like funfetti cake and funfetti protein bars.
In muffins, though, I stick to my classics. My go-to ones have always been almond flour muffins and coconut flour muffins. However, to change things up, I opted to try my hand at a funfetti spin on them. Now… they are my absolute favorite.
Why these funfetti muffin recipe will leave mesmerized-
- Secretly healthy. There is no refined sugar, butter, or oil needed, but you’d never be able to tell. The frosting is totally optional, so it doesn’t count!
- No flour needed. Instead of using white or wheat flour, we use blended oats. It not only gives the muffins a lovely fluffier texture, but it packs in an extra dose of fiber and protein.
- 6 main ingredients. The entire recipe calls for just 6 simple ones.
- One bowl or blender. Everything is made in either a blender (all blended up together) or a mixing bowl.
What I love about these funfetti muffins is that they are healthy enough to have for a fun breakfast or a healthy snack! You can use either homemade oat flour or blend up some oats and have them ready to go!
What you’ll need to make this recipe
For the muffins.
- Rolled oats– These will be blended up into a flour-like consistency, also known as oat flour. Be sure to use gluten free oats if you’d like this recipe to be gluten free.
- Baking powder and baking soda– both leavening agents are used to give the muffins a combination of rise, depth, and fluffiness.
- Salt– just a pinch to bring out the natural sweetness in the oats and enhance the sweetness from the maple syrup.
- Maple syrup– a healthy and refined sugar free sweetener. You can substitute agave nectar or honey for it, too.
- Eggs– room temperature eggs.
- Milk– I used unsweetened almond milk but any milk will work.
- Rainbow sprinkles– try to use rainbow jimmies, as these do not bleed into the batter like most sprinkles naturally do.
For the frosting.
- Butter– softened to room temperature. Use unsalted butter.
- Confectioners’ sugar– you may need to add more, depending on how thick the frosting is.
- Vanilla extract– just a pinch to bring out the vanilla flavor.
- Rainbow sprinkles– optional, but adds a fun touch.
How do you make funfetti muffins?
Start by blending your oats until a flour-like consistency remains. Transfer it to a mixing bowl, and add the other dry ingredients. Whisk in the maple syrup, eggs, milk, and then fold through the sprinkles. Let the batter sit for five minutes to thicken.
Next, evenly distribute the muffin batter evenly amongst a greased 12-count muffin tin. Bake the muffins for 13-15 minutes, until they are just cooked. Remove the muffins from the oven and let them cool completely.
Now, once the muffins have cooled, pipe frosting over each one and sprinkle with more jimmies.
Tips to make the best recipe
- Do not over-bake the muffins as they can go from moist and fluffy to dry and dense quickly. Once a skewer comes out mostly clean, they are ready to be removed from the oven.
- Your oat flour should be a very fine consistency, almost like a fine powder. If your oats aren’t breaking down well enough, you are best to use packaged oat flour.
- If you don’t use muffin liners, be sure to grease the muffin tin generously.
Dietary swaps and variations
- Make them vegan. Swap out the eggs for two flax eggs. To make flax eggs, combine 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed with 6 tablespoons water and let it sit for 10 minutes, or until a gel forms.
- Cut out the sugar. Swap out the maple syrup for sugar free maple syrup and the powdered sugar for keto powdered sugar.
- Add a glaze. Swap out the fluffy frosting for a glaze. Thin out the confectioners’ sugar with milk or water until glossy and drizzle over the muffins.
Storing and freezing instructions
- To store: Leftovers will keep at room temperature, covered, for up to 5 days. If you’d like them to keep longer, you can store them in the refrigerator.
- To freeze: If you intend to freeze the muffins, omit the frosting. Place muffins in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.
More flourless dessert recipes to try
Funfetti Muffins (NO flour!)
- 3 1/4 cups rolled oats * See notes
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup milk of choice I used unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles
For the frosting
- 1 cup Butter softened
- 3 cups Confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Grease and line a 12-count muffin tin with muffin liners and set aside.
- Add your oats to a blender and blend until a flour-like consistency remains. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the oat flour, baking powder, and baking soda. In a separate bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, eggs, and milk. Combine the wet and dry ingredients until smooth. Fold through the rainbow sprinkles and let the mixture sit for 5 minutes.
- Distribute the batter amongst them and bake for 15 minutes, or until a skewer comes out mostly clean.
- Remove the muffins from the oven and let them cool completely. Once cool, pipe on the frosting and add sprinkles.
- To make the frosting, use a hand mixer to beat the butter until fluffy. Add in the vanilla extract then slowly add in the powdered sugar until fluffy.
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Then pink and purple “funfetti” is making me happy! I haven’t looked for healthy sprinkles so don’t really use them but my kids always beg so I might have to.
Lol, another blog original from here 😀
Must make these! Love the addition of pretty sprinkles
These are SO good- Already made six batches. Oops :/
I didn’t know they made vegan sprinkles. This will be a total game changer!
They are sooo good- Perfect for many of my recipes 🙂
I am a major of fan of confetti and sprinkles and funfetti as you may know from my birthday expose 🙂
Oh nice! I’ll need to catch up on my post reading, anything funfetti and I’m a fan… that kinda sounded odd!
SPRINKLES ARE FOR WINNERS.
You know I’m a winner.
You are my golden chicken.
Sprinkles make everything happier. I haven’t had muffins in forever, but my favorites are probably blueberry. Or banana nut, I can’t decide.
oooooo banana nut. I say banana nut 😀
Oooh my. I keep forgetting about sprinkles throughout the year because they’re mostly used for Christmas cookies over here. No Funfetti fun. Now, however, I’m very tempted to buy a package of sprinkles and funfetti all the things! Only I doubt I will find vegan sprinkles here so that’ll have to wait until my next trip to Hamburg.
These muffins are some real beauties. Top them with a tiara and they’ll win a contest ;).
Ohhhh I hope you find some- I had to order them from Amazon!
Haha…I am totally imagining you with a trail of sprinkles following you wherever you go. Literally. They probably fall out of your pockets as you walk down the street. You’re like a unicorn walking on a rainbow! Just kidding, mate…but if you are feeling generous, then you can pass me one (or two!) of these muffins. I like funfetti. A lot.
Dude, I was shooting a meat dish the other day and have to reshoot…damn sprinkles in the background!
Oh my gosh I want these mostly because of the sprinkles, so pretty! Kudos for teaching me about a healthier sprinkle alternative. I’ve been avoiding them for years but now I know there is an alternative 😉
YES! I was stoked to find these 🙂
Congrats on learning the oven! But don’t let us Americans give you too much beef–we would be LOST if we had to convert to celsius!
hahahaha thanks so much, Kristen!
Funfetti! I love funfetti. My favorite muffin is probably a pumpkin or a banana muffin.
Mmm banana muffins are delicious!
Sprinkles look so pretty! I think they’re pretty interesting for fall. These muffins look to die for!
Thanks so much, Cassie!
These look amazing!! Yum!
Thanks so much, Caitlin!
You HAVE to name your future daughter Funfetti because it’s in writing and is legally binding in blogland. I love my bran muffins that taste nothing like they would be healthy. These look super good!
I totally will! But maybe then move to Australia so she won’t be bullied. lol!
Sprinkles make everything better although I’m sure these would be great without! Yum!
Thanks so much, Lisa 🙂