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Oatmeal Banana Muffins

January 2, 2016 (Last Updated: June 28, 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!

Muffin tin filled with batter topped with oatmeal.


How do I make these 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 long do the muffins bake?

Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 20 minutes.

You might also enjoy these muffins baked into a loaf in this oatmeal banana bread

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A banana muffin topped with oatmeal on a white plate.


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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Oatmeal banana muffins are quick, easy and delicious.

Oatmeal Banana Muffins

Banana bread in a compact muffin made with old fashioned oats and a crumb topping.
4.9 from 91 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Muffins
Calories 206 kcal



  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter


  • 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.
  • In another bowl combine topping ingredients. Sprinkle over muffin batter.
  • Bake at 375 for 20 minutes



  • 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 


Serving: 1MuffinCalories: 206kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 165mgPotassium: 202mgFiber: 2gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 97IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg
Keyword banana muffins, easy oatmeal muffins, muffin recipe, oatmeal banana muffins, oatmeal muffins
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Recipe adapted from Mad about Muffins


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  • Reply
    April 26, 2020 at 9:50 am

    Made these this morning. Delicious! I added 1/2 c. Of peanut butter to the batter and made them in jumbo muffin tins. I might add a little more oil next time, but I will definitely be making these again!

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    April 21, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    5 stars
    Easy, excellent recipe. I used 1/3 cup oil for moister texture. Also adding milk and/or a few dollops of sour cream creates moister batter. I added dark chocolate chips for a decadent treat!!

    • Reply
      April 21, 2020 at 5:28 pm

      Hi Patti!
      I love the idea of adding chocolate!!!

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    April 20, 2020 at 6:44 am

    5 stars
    I baked these this morning for my breakfast. Made a half recipe since I didn’t have enough bananas, but it will be a full batch next time! They made my day!!! They are the best banana anything I’ve ever tasted! I used a GF flour and added walnuts and dark chocolate chips. They are the right consistency for moistness/density. They baked up nicely, puffed up, but not over the top of the liners. The crumbs are delicious; I love muffins with a crumb topping-just “tops it off”! Great recipe, will definitely use this in the future!

    • Reply
      April 21, 2020 at 6:08 am

      Thanks, Robin! The crumb topping is one of my favorite parts too!

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    April 19, 2020 at 5:50 am

    5 stars
    Love this recipe. I substitute about 1/2 cup wheat flour for white and pipe a cream cheese filling into the center. Yum. The whole family loves them.

    • Reply
      April 19, 2020 at 6:48 am

      That cream cheese filling sounds yummy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    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™‚

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      April 15, 2020 at 8:19 am

      Made these this morning. I added chocolate chips, sour cream and a little milk. Very yummy!!!! Also, I ran out of oats, so my topping was honey oat cereal with turbando sugar. So good!!

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        April 16, 2020 at 5:26 am

        What a clever idea! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    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.

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      March 29, 2020 at 10:04 am

      Those would be great additions! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    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™‚

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        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!

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    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.

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    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?

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      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™‚

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      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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    March 17, 2020 at 11:46 am

    5 stars
    My nine year old son and I made these for today’s life + math lesson. This recipe is DEFINITELY a keeper! I made a few tiny alterations, just based on personal preference — 1/4 c. melted butter instead of oil, 1/4 c. brown sugar + 1/4 c. white sugar instead of all white sugar, and sub’d 1/2 c. of the white flour with whole wheat. (Nothing that would substantially alter the final product.) The muffins are delicious!!!

    My other child multiple food allergies, including dairy and egg. This recipe could VERY easily be modified to suit his dietary needs by simply replacing the one egg with a ‘flax egg’ (or other egg substitute), and using coconut oil or dairy-free butter in the topping.

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      March 17, 2020 at 5:43 pm

      I love that you’ve got your son baking! That’s the best lesson around. ๐Ÿ™‚

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