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Oatmeal Banana Muffins

Oatmeal Banana Muffin on a small white plate with crumb topping crumbled on plate.

These oatmeal banana muffins have oatmeal in the muffin and an oatmeal crumb topping. Perfect for breakfast any day of the week!


Happy New Year!  Why is it that time just continues to go faster every year?  I did take some time to celebrate and bring in the new year.  But staying up till midnight is just way past my bedtime!  I guess I can make the sacrifice once a year.

We spent the evening at my in-laws with family.  That’s my kind of night out!  The kids were a hoot.  They think New Years is the best because they get to eat all sorts of food, drink special sodas and sparkling cider.

About an hour before midnight all the cousins concocted a plan to ring in the New Year by sledding down Grandma’s massive sledding hill right at midnight.

Oatmeal Banana Muffins topped with an oatmeal crumb topping

The temperature was down in the single digits, so they bundled up, grabbed head lamps and sleds and headed up the hill.

The plan was 3 minutes before midnight, Grandma would blow an air horn with three quick blasts.  That would be their signal to get ready.  Then right at midnight she would blow it again with one long blast!

All the adults stayed in the house, where it was toasty warm.  Grandma headed out to the deck at the exact times and blasted the horn.

At midnight you could hear the hoots and hollers and then see all the head lamps bounce the way down the hill.

Oatmeal banana muffins fresh out of the oven.

They came back in red faced and exhilarated.  They thought they had accomplished the greatest feat ever…and they had!  How many people can ring in the New Year by sledding right at midnight?

We quickly piled into the car and headed home.  New Year’s morning started out slow and lazy.

The kids and Rod slept in super late.  I welcomed in the New Year by making these oatmeal banana muffins.  It was a perfect start to a new year!

Oatmeal banana muffins with an oatmeal crumb topping served on a small white plate.

These oatmeal banana muffins are topped with an oatmeal crumble.  It has just a touch of cinnamon and brown sugar!

Nothing like a little extra sweetness to start the day off right!

And if you are looking for a little variety, here’s another banana muffin recipe for you to try!  Some of our favorites include blueberry muffins,  raspberry lemon muffins and cranberry orange muffins.  I also have a collection of muffins you’ll want to check out!

What ingredients are needed for Oatmeal Banana Muffins?

  • Oatmeal
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  •  Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Egg
  • Oil
  • Vanilla
  • Bananas

These oatmeal banana muffins are ready for the oven in muffin tins.


How do I make oatmeal banana muffins?

  • In a large bowl mix oatmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar together.
  • In a smaller bowl mix egg, oil and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients and stir.
  • Stir in bananas
  • Divide into 12 sprayed or lined muffin tins.

How do I make the crumb topping?

You will need:

  • Oatmeal
  • Cinnamon
  • Brown Sugar
  • Butter

Combine all ingredients together in a bowl. 

How long do the muffins bake?

Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 20 minutes.

Don’t forget to PIN for later!

Oatmeal banana muffin with an oatmeal crumb topping.


If you make Oatmeal Banana Muffins, I’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below or snap a picture and tag me on Instagram! #beyondthechickencoop


4.87 from 15 votes
Oatmeal banana muffins are quick, easy and delicious.
Oatmeal Banana Muffins
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Banana bread in a compact muffin.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana muffins, easy oatmeal muffins, muffin recipe, oatmeal banana muffins, oatmeal muffins
Servings: 12 Muffins
Calories: 175 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 1 1/2 Cups uncooked Oatmeal
  • 1 1/4 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 whole ripe bananas mashed
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  1. In a large bowl mix oatmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar together.
  2. In a smaller bowl mix egg, oil and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients and stir.
  3. Stir in bananas
  4. Divide into 12 sprayed or lined muffin tins.
  5. In another bowl combine topping ingredients. Sprinkle over muffin batter.
  6. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Oatmeal Banana Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 159mg 7%
Potassium 91mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 10g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 1.2%
Calcium 3%
Iron 5.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe adapted from Mad about Muffins


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  • Reply
    April 26, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    Yum! Mine were a bit dry with all the ingredients as listed, but I added a little applesauce before putting the batter in the muffin tin, and cooked for a minute or two longer, and they were perfect! The topping is wonderful!

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      April 27, 2019 at 4:56 am

      Hi Lisa,
      Great idea adding a bit of applesauce! The topping is my favorite part!

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    Betsy S
    March 22, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    These were great! My bananas were not quite ripe, so I added about 2TBS of almond milk and they were gobbled up at work today-the topping, too-yum! Thanks!

    • Reply
      March 23, 2019 at 5:06 am

      Hi Betsy,
      Thanks so much for your comment. So glad your co-workers loved them! πŸ™‚

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    November 5, 2018 at 11:19 am

    I just made these muffins but came out way too dry πŸ™ I don’t think my bananas were large enough (I added 3). Please include exactly how much banana after they are mashed!

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      November 5, 2018 at 8:22 pm

      Hi Karmen,
      I’m sorry these turned out dry for you. I do use three regular sized bananas when I make this. They do need to be very ripe with several brown spots on the peel and the bananas easily mashable.
      Happy Baking!

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    October 20, 2018 at 11:42 am

    I was skeptical while mixing the first ingredients, dry , when I added the banana good.
    these are perfect, may try nuts and dates next time.

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      October 21, 2018 at 8:22 am

      The bananas add a lot of moisture to the batter. I’d love to hear how dates are in these muffins! Sounds like a great idea. πŸ™‚

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    October 9, 2018 at 11:31 am

    These muffins were delicious, the topping was so yummy. I made a few changes, my bananas were very ripe so I lowered sugar to 1/4 cup, and used half unsweetened applesauce for the oil ( 2tb oil & 2tb applesauce) to make healthier! Next time I will try with all applesauce and no oil. They came out fantastic, thank you for sharing this recipe πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      October 10, 2018 at 7:16 pm

      Hi! I am so glad you loved these muffins. It’s always fun to play around with a recipe. Sounds like you make some delicious changes! πŸ™‚

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    Fred G
    August 13, 2018 at 10:14 am

    Very good muffins.

    • Reply
      August 13, 2018 at 8:20 pm

      These muffins are one of our favorites!

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    Erma Perrin
    July 22, 2018 at 8:50 am

    Thank you for sharing your recipe.My hubby & grown up children loved them & they are so easy to make

    • Reply
      July 23, 2018 at 6:16 am

      Emma, Thanks so much for letting me know how much you enjoyed these muffins! They are a family favorite in our house! πŸ™‚

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    May 18, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Hi, Kathy. I just put these in the oven. Love the topping idea. I added mini chocolate chips to the ingredients. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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      June 17, 2017 at 4:57 am

      A little chocolate always makes things a little yummier! I hope you enjoyed the muffins!!!

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