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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.

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
    May 14, 2017 at 8:36 am

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

    • Reply
      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…

    • Reply
      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! 🙂

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    February 12, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    So do I use instant or the rolled oats oatmeal?

    • Reply
      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 🙂

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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 🙂

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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. 🙂

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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 🙂 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!

    • Reply
      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…

    • Reply
      January 6, 2016 at 5:00 am

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

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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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