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Oatmeal Banana Muffins

January 2, 2016 (Last Updated: May 4, 2019)

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.

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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


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
    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!

    • Reply
      January 4, 2016 at 7:25 pm

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

  • Reply
    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. 🙂

    • Reply
      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!

    • Reply
      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!

    • Reply
      January 4, 2016 at 7:15 pm

      The crumb topping is the best!

  • Reply
    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! 😉 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!

    • Reply
      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!

  • Reply
    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!

    • Reply
      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. 🙂 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!

    • Reply
      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! 🙂

  • Reply
    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!

    • Reply
      January 3, 2016 at 5:56 am

      Banana is a great addition to baked goods!

  • Reply
    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.

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

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

    • Reply
      January 3, 2016 at 5:56 am

      Thanks, Kate!

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