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Oatmeal Banana Muffins

January 2, 2016 (Last Updated: February 14, 2020)

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These delicious oatmeal banana muffins are made with whole grain oatmeal and have an oatmeal crumb topping. It’s a delicious moist muffin filled with banana and oatmeal, and is perfect for breakfast or snacking any day of the week!

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

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.

Banana muffins topped with oats sitting on a white plate.

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.

A muffin tin filled with freshly baked muffins.

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!

White plates and white napkins filled with crumbly oatmeal muffins.

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!

I also have a delicious banana bread recipe you will want to try!

What ingredients are needed for Oatmeal Banana Muffins?

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

Muffin tin filled with batter topped with oatmeal.


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 mashed 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.

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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

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4.85 from 33 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: 206 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 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

Recipe Notes
  • Use very ripe medium to large size bananas. The peel should have lots of brown spots and the bananas should mash easily.
  • The batter may be a bit dry if bananas were not ripe or on the smaller size.
  • If batter is too dry add 1-2 tablespoons of milk.ย 
Nutrition Facts
Oatmeal Banana Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 Muffin)
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 165mg7%
Potassium 202mg6%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 97IU2%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe adapted from Mad about Muffins


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  • Reply
    Joyce Holland
    March 30, 2020 at 10:32 am

    5 stars
    I tried your banana oatmeal recipe this morning and they are wonderful. I did add 1/4 cup of homemade applesauce. It was also a good time to test out my new RV Confection oven. Lower temp and in 16 minutes We were eating muffins! I can’t wait to try some more of your recipes.

    • Reply
      March 30, 2020 at 10:34 am

      Hi Joyce,
      Thanks so much for your comment! I’ve never tried baking in an RV oven – that sounds like it could be challenging! Glad you’ve figured it out. Happy Baking ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Robyn Atkinson
    March 29, 2020 at 9:27 am

    5 stars
    Enjoyed the muffins very much! I did need to add 2 Tbsp. of milk. Next time I may add mini chocolate chips or blueberries.

    • Reply
      March 29, 2020 at 10:04 am

      Those would be great additions! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Janice Pattie
    March 28, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    5 stars
    I love these muffins, such a great recipe. Thank you.

    • Reply
      March 28, 2020 at 12:32 pm

      Thank you! I’m so glad you love them as much as we do! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Reply
        April 4, 2020 at 2:46 pm

        Hi Kathy
        Made this recipe today used honey instead of sugar mine was a bit dry used 3 small bananas wondering if I should have used 4 instead or some other liquid like the apple sauce idea.

        • Reply
          April 4, 2020 at 5:16 pm

          Hi Christine,
          I have not tried using honey in place of the sugar before. I use medium sized banana when making these so if you were using small ones, I probably would have added an extra banana. The bananas do need to be very, very ripe. The riper they are, the more liquidy they become.
          I make these muffins regularly and I don’t have problems with them being dry. Use regular size very ripe bananas and you should be good!

  • Reply
    March 23, 2020 at 8:14 am

    4 stars
    I was looking for a recipe that had a lot of oatmeal, this was the recipe. I did add 1/3 c oil vs 1/4c ,plus 1 TBS of milk because my batter was very dry. This made the batter more moist. I did use 3 very ripe bananas. They look exactly like your picture. We Loves the taste.

  • Reply
    March 20, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    5 stars
    This recipe is an absolute favorite in our house. I would love to make a loaf instead of muffins this time. Are there any suggested alterations to the recipe I should make? Or any suggestions on a bake time?

    • Reply
      March 20, 2020 at 6:45 pm

      Hi Kia,
      I have not made this into a loaf before, but now I am inspired! I think I will experiment this weekend and will get back to you! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      March 22, 2020 at 5:02 pm

      Hi Kia,
      I made this into a loaf this morning. I did add an extra egg and halved the topping. I baked in a loaf pan for one hour. This bread was good, but heavy. Wait until it’s completely cooled before slicing otherwise it crumbles. I am going to experiment a bit more to lighten this up a bit.
      Happy Baking! ๐Ÿ™‚

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