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Oatmeal Banana Muffins

January 2, 2016 (Last Updated: June 28, 2019)

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These oatmeal banana muffins have oatmeal in the muffin and an oatmeal crumb topping. Perfect for breakfast 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.

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


4.83 from 17 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*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 159mg7%
Potassium 91mg3%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe adapted from Mad about Muffins


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  • Reply
    July 24, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Wonderful muffins. My kids loved them a lot. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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      July 24, 2019 at 7:15 pm

      Thank you! My kids love them too!

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    Susan Johnson
    May 21, 2019 at 11:24 am

    Dry is putting it lightly, i think you forgot a wet ingredient. Added some almond milk. They smelt delicious as they were cooking. Mine did not even rise.

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      July 7, 2019 at 10:25 am

      Hi Susan, I’m sorry these didn’t work out for you. The dough is very dry until you add the mashed bananas. You need to have very ripe bananas in this recipe. If the muffins didn’t rise, your baking powder might be old. Good luck – Kathy

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    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!

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      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™‚

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      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.

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      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

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      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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    May 14, 2017 at 8:36 am

    My 19 month old son loves these. I make them frequently. Thank you for the fabulous recipe!

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      May 14, 2017 at 8:40 am

      Thanks, Liz! I love hearing how much your son loves these muffins!

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    Mandy V
    April 24, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    These were easy and absolutely delicious. My husband has eaten 4 of them in the last hour…

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      April 25, 2017 at 4:48 am

      I guess he must love them! They are one of our favorites! Thanks for dropping me a quick note! πŸ™‚

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    February 12, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    So do I use instant or the rolled oats oatmeal?

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      February 12, 2017 at 6:55 pm

      Hi Leigh,
      I don’t typically use instant oats when baking. It tends to break down too much.

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    Erika C
    January 8, 2017 at 5:42 am

    Hey there! Just made these. They turned out well but I would say to add salt to the recipe! After tasting them I thought I forgot it, but I see it isn’t included. If this is how you prefer your muffins then disregard my comment πŸ™‚

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      January 8, 2017 at 6:35 am

      Thanks, Erika. I typically don’t add salt to my muffins. I will add it to the recipe as an optional ingredient. I appreciate your feedback.

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    December 29, 2016 at 11:05 am

    I made these vegan by using a flax egg and not putting the topping on. They taste great!

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      January 3, 2017 at 8:36 pm

      So glad you made them work for you! Nice job πŸ™‚

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    November 30, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    This is one of the only times EVER that a recipe actually made the amount of muffins that it said it would . I was pleasantly surprise. And they were delicious, too, even using whole wheat flour. πŸ™‚

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      December 1, 2016 at 4:33 am

      Thanks, Noelle! I’m so glad you loved the muffins and that they worked out for you. Thanks for letting me know πŸ™‚ There’s nothing better than hearing that someone else loved your recipes (besides my kids :))

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    October 22, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    These muffins are so good! I added some walnuts and chocolate chips to mine. Definitely will make them again!

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      October 22, 2016 at 8:42 pm

      Thanks, Rachael! I’m so glad you loved them. The addition of walnuts and chocolate chips sound yummy!

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    January 31, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Delicious! I added dates & omitted the topping. Made 24 mini muffins – baked for 12 minutes.

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      January 31, 2016 at 2:43 pm

      I love how you made a few adjustments! Adding dates is such a great idea. Mini muffins are always a hit!

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    January 6, 2016 at 2:06 am

    Happy New Year! Great recipe for using ripe bananas, I always have at least one around…

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      January 6, 2016 at 5:00 am

      Bananas seem to have a way of turning ripe too quickly.

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        August 8, 2019 at 10:12 am

        Don’t keep them close to apples if you don’t want them to ripen too quickly. In this case I will because I need to make more! I added some milk because they looked too dry but I think they were a bit too wet after all because the were falling apart and crumbly. They tasted amazing though .

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          August 9, 2019 at 6:49 am

          Thanks for the tip about apples and bananas – good to know! πŸ™‚

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    January 5, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    WOW!Lovely recipe for NYE!!I hope kids will enjoy the party with this gorgeous Muffins!!!!

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      January 6, 2016 at 5:00 am


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    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    January 4, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Happy New Year, Kathy! It sure sounds like your NYE was super fun and festive! Granny sounds like a blast and who wouldn’t love sledding with headlamps at midnight! Those banana muffins look pretty dang delicious too!

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      January 4, 2016 at 7:25 pm

      The sledding was a lot of fun…even as a spectator!

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    allie @ Through Her Looking Glass
    January 4, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Dear Kathy, I cannot even tell you HOW MUCH I enjoyed this story of your kids and their cousins ringing in the New Year on sleds at midnight with the headlamps. And Grandma was right there in the mix! Wahoo!!! I grew up in RI on 100 acres out in the boonies. My parents still live there. We had a big, steep toboggan run that was maybe 1/8 mile long. It was great going down. It was the hiking back up that was the downer. No chair lifts, if you catch my drift! (Pun intended) The oatmeal crumb topping looks scrumptious on these muffins. I’d love to have one (or 5) for breakfast tomorrow. With coffee. And, I’ll just watch the kids sledding from the window. πŸ™‚

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      January 4, 2016 at 7:24 pm

      Thanks, Allie! It was so much fun…and hopefully the kids will remember this like your remember your childhood experiences.

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    Meghan | Fox and Briar
    January 4, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    Yum, these muffins look like the perfect way to start the New Year! And the sledding party sounds so fun, that sounds just like something I would have loved to do as a kid. I’m glad you had a happy holiday season, Kathy!

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      January 4, 2016 at 7:15 pm

      Thanks, Meghan! Happy New Year to you too!

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    Melanie @ Melanie Cooks
    January 4, 2016 at 11:02 am

    I love banana muffins, and these muffins look fantastic! What a beautiful crumb topping!

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      January 4, 2016 at 7:15 pm

      The crumb topping is the best!

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    January 4, 2016 at 6:53 am

    Happy New Year, Kathy! Sounds like yours was fabulous, even though you stayed up past your bed time! πŸ˜‰ LOVE these muffins, my dear! Banana and oatmeal is a delicious combination! And that extra oat topping just sounds perfect! I could eat these all day long! Cheers, mi-lady – to a wonderful year!

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      January 4, 2016 at 7:14 pm

      I am such an early bird…early to bed, early to rise. Late nights are such a stretch! The hardest part, even after staying up so late, I was still up at the crack of dawn!

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    Laura ~ Raise Your Garden
    January 4, 2016 at 4:43 am

    Happy New Year Kathy! I just laughed at this post…staying up till midnight. Nope. We go to bed at 9 p.m. sharp (big losers here) and unlike everyone else, my New Year’s resolution is too be less strict with my diet and allow things like yummy muffins once in awhile. Especially ones loaded with fiber and are overall pretty good for you. Can’t wait to try!

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      January 4, 2016 at 7:13 pm

      I like your way of thinking!

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    David @ Spiced
    January 3, 2016 at 7:00 am

    What a fun way to start off 2016! I probably would have been right out on that hill with the kids, too. Haha! And props to Grandma for signaling in the new year with an airhorn. πŸ™‚ Also, these muffins look incredible! Banana muffins are one of my favorites, and this oat topping is a great addition! Happy 2016 to you and your family!

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      January 3, 2016 at 7:15 am

      Luckily we were out in the middle of nowhere so we didn’t bother anyone with that air horn! πŸ™‚

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    Jess @ Sweetest Menu
    January 2, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Oh i will take a muffin for breakfast any day! Especially one of these gorgeous ones with an oatmeal topping! And I love bananas in baked goods. Delish!

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      January 3, 2016 at 5:56 am

      Banana is a great addition to baked goods!

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    January 2, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Sledding down the hill at midnight sounds great! I would totally do that. These muffins look great! I love muffins at breakfast just to mix it up a little.

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    Kate @ Framed Cooks
    January 2, 2016 at 10:44 am

    These look like such a delicious way to start the new year!

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      January 3, 2016 at 5:56 am

      Thanks, Kate!

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