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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.


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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. 


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
    July 19, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    3 stars
    Unfortunately this recipe did not. workout for me. The muffins didnt rise and were dry. I added the milk in the batter as suggested but no luck.

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      July 19, 2020 at 6:28 pm

      I’m sorry these muffins did not work for you. Make certain you are using fresh baking powder. Also use very ripe bananas – that’s your best bet for overcoming the dryness.

  • Reply
    July 3, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    Has anyone tried this with Splenda instyof sugar?

    • Reply
      July 3, 2020 at 7:53 pm

      Hi Victoria,
      I have only made this recipe as written.

  • Reply
    June 16, 2020 at 4:36 am

    Hi there what kind of oil?

    • Reply
      June 16, 2020 at 6:09 am

      You could use canola or vegetable oil. Any light tasting oil should work fine.

  • Reply
    June 14, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    Delicious, and I even made them w Gluten Free Flour , added raisins and chocolate chips , didn’t do the topping and my husband loved them and he is not a banana person Thank You 🙏 5 stars but it stopped at 3 when I tried to rate it ? So I didn’t fuss

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      June 15, 2020 at 5:46 am

      Hi Lana,
      I love that you were able to make this for your non-banana loving husband and he loved them! Great to know that the gluten free flour worked too. I was having issues with my star rating and it only allowed 3 stars! Thanks for letting me know and it’s now fixed.
      Happy Baking! Kathy 🙂

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    June 8, 2020 at 4:30 am

    5 stars
    Hi Kathy!!!

    Me again! My family loved your recipe! thank you so much!!!

    Now I just have to ask, is their a way I can adjust this recipe to large muffin pan?
    Do i bake it in the same temp? just a little longer? thank you!!!

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      June 8, 2020 at 6:13 am

      Hi Sophie,
      Can you believe that I don’t have a large muffin pan? I would probably lower the oven temperature by 15 degrees and increase the baking time by 10-15 minutes. Keep a close eye on them and use a toothpick to make certain they are cooked all they way through.
      I hope this works for you!

    • Reply
      July 10, 2020 at 4:00 pm

      Hey! I made these in a large muffin pan. I got exactly 6 muffins, and I cooked them an extra 5 minutes. I am convinced my oven runs a bit low… so I didn’t adjust the temp.

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    June 6, 2020 at 10:19 am

    Hi Kathy,

    Not sure if this has been asked, but I saw that you used quick cooking whole oats? Unfortunately I only have that another brand’s Whole Rolled oats that cooks for 5 minutes. Is that ok too? Or is it necessary that I get the quick cook ones? Thank you so much!

    • Reply
      June 6, 2020 at 11:57 am

      Hi Sophie,
      Regular rolled oats work just fine.

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        June 6, 2020 at 11:48 pm

        thank you for your reply!
        i’m truly sorry for this but i have to ask, my husband wants more bananas… how much more bananas can I add without comprimising the recipe?
        thank you in advance!

        • Reply
          June 7, 2020 at 5:39 am

          That’s a really good question! I really don’t know how many more you can add. I’d start with one additional banana and give it a try.
          Good luck! 🙂

  • Reply
    June 4, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    Excellent 😊 I cut the sugar in half. They were perfect! Just not fussy on too sweet, so it was only an experiment……not to be disrespectful to your recipe. I am putting this recipe right into my favourites’ file:)
    5 stars! Di

    • Reply
      June 4, 2020 at 6:56 pm

      Hi Di,
      I love that you made this recipe work perfectly for you! Some like these muffins sweeter and some not so sweet. I’m glad they worked out for you. I appreciate your comment! 🙂

  • Reply
    May 24, 2020 at 12:53 am

    5 stars
    Made this recipe as I had 3 almost black bananas in the fruit bowl, best ever banana muffins, even hubby loved them and he’s not generally a cake type person. Will definitely make again, thanks.

    • Reply
      May 24, 2020 at 5:07 am

      Thanks, Jill! Bananas seem to turn so quickly and this is a great recipe to use them up! Thanks for leaving such a great comment! 🙂

  • Reply
    May 20, 2020 at 6:35 am

    5 stars
    I’ve been searching for the perfect banana muffin recipe! These are awesome! I added a few chocolate chips to half the batter. Substitutions that worked!!–I used gluten free flour, coconut oil, and half the sugar (coconut sugar).

    • Reply
      May 20, 2020 at 6:37 am

      Hi Catherine,
      Thanks for your kind comment and letting us know about your substitutions. I like the addition of a few chocolate chips too! You just can’t go wrong with adding a little chocolate. 🙂

  • Reply
    May 16, 2020 at 5:48 am

    4 stars
    I really liked that this recipe had cinnamon and nutmeg in it. I thought it was a little too sweet for my taste. Next time, I will cut the sugar in both the muffin mix and the topping. Otherwise, I really liked these muffins and will definitely be making them again.

    • Reply
      May 16, 2020 at 9:24 am

      Thanks you! I’m glad you enjoyed them! 🙂

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