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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

Don’t forget to PIN for later!

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

Check out all my muffin recipes

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 128 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
    November 21, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    I didn’t prefer the topping. It looked really nice and scrumptious. However, mine just crumbled off of the muffin. I decided to brush off the topping off the remaining muffins.

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      November 21, 2020 at 4:33 pm

      Hi Shana,
      Sorry the topping didn’t work for you. Some say it’s their favorite part and some can do without.
      Kathy ๐Ÿ™‚

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    November 21, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    They are yummy and Tate like our banana oatmeal cookies recipe
    First time making them. Next the bread
    Auntie von

    • Reply
      November 21, 2020 at 12:03 pm

      Thanks! So glad you loved them! Enjoy the rest of the weekend and happy baking! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    November 17, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    5 stars
    I made these without the topping, and without vanilla. Replaced the oil with melted butter.
    They were divine! Just wish I omitted cinnamon as well.
    I love that they incorporate both oats and bananas for a healthier dessert/breakfast!

    • Reply
      November 18, 2020 at 3:40 am

      Glad you enjoyed them!
      Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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    October 18, 2020 at 6:27 am

    5 stars
    I made these with my daughter this morning. We did some mins and 6 regular size. They look and taste fantastic!

    • Reply
      October 18, 2020 at 6:37 am

      Wonderful! I love making mini muffins! They are so cute and fun to eat. Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Shari-Lynn Pringle
    September 26, 2020 at 8:01 am

    It was past midnight and I was tired of going into my fridge and seeing the bunch of well past overripe Bermuda bananas in my fridge. I googled for a recipe and stumbled upon this one. I was overjoyed to see it had no milk requirement in the main recipe because I had none!! This was perhaps the easiest. baking item I have prepared for and the end result actually looked like the photos and they taste divine! I doubled the recipe – thanks for allowing that easy conversion – and made 12 small muffins and 6 large muffins. I’m sharing the recipe with everybody.

    • Reply
      September 26, 2020 at 8:29 am

      Wow! Baking at midnight!!! You must be a night owl. Glad you loved these muffins and thanks for leaving such a lovely comment.
      Happy Baking ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Madison D
    September 14, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    Hi Kathy! I’ve been looking for a way to use up some ripening bananas and some rolled oats as well. Do you think I could substitute rolled oats for the oatmeal in this recipe?

    • Reply
      Madison D
      September 14, 2020 at 3:19 pm

      5 stars
      Just came back to report that I used rolled oats and they are delicious, especially on the topping. I didn’t have any neutral oil handy so I subbed butter in the muffin batter and they turned out perfect ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you Kathy!

      • Reply
        September 14, 2020 at 4:23 pm

        Hi Madison,
        I’m so glad you went for it! And yep, as you found out, rolled oats are perfect in these muffins! It sounds like you are an experienced baker! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      September 14, 2020 at 4:24 pm

      Yes, the rolled oats will work fine!

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    ivy santos
    September 12, 2020 at 7:50 am

    4 stars
    love this! just the right amount of sweetness. I added 4 tbsp though of milk because i find the mixture a bit dry.

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    August 20, 2020 at 10:01 am

    5 stars
    This is an amazing recipe for muffins. My daughter and I made them as we had quite a few blackened bananas and did not want them to go to waste. We made a double recipe and mixed whole wheat and all purpose together (1 cup all purpose flour). Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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    Megan Emerson
    August 6, 2020 at 8:21 am

    4 stars
    Made this and doubled the recipe so I could have some to freeze. 20 min was def too long and the bottoms burnt (I used liners) and they were pretty chewy. Tried 15 minutes at 375 and they were better!

    • Reply
      August 6, 2020 at 8:26 am

      Hi Megan,
      Thanks for sharing how this worked for you! Making a double batch is a great idea – especially so you can store some in the freezer for later!
      Happy Baking,

  • Reply
    August 2, 2020 at 8:05 am

    4 stars
    Very tasty and filled with oatmeal. Streusel makes them!

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