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Banana Oat Muffins

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Whether you are looking for a grab and go breakfast or something for a leisurely weekend brunch, these banana oat muffins are perfect!

banana oat muffins on cooling rack

       Tender muffins loaded with banana and oatmeal are a snap to make.  This easy recipe comes together in no time. They are a great way to incorporate some fruit and oatmeal into your breakfast or snack repertoire.

     Muffins are such a versatile food. They can be a great make ahead grab and go breakfast for busy mornings.

      They can also be a great sweet addition to a nice brunch. Plus muffins travel super well so they are a great make and take for a hostess gift or as an easy munchy for new parents.

bowl of banana oat muffin batter with cookie scoop and cupcake pan with batter in it almost ready to bake.

       Not only do they whip up quickly, but they freeze well too. So you can make a big batch now and pull them out as you need them.

      15 or 20 seconds in the microwave is all that will stand between you and a nice warm muffin any time you want! Trust me, you’ll want to always have muffins in the freezer once you get started!

Tender muffins loaded with banana and oatmeal are a snap to make.  This easy recipe comes together in no time. They are a great way to incorporate some fruit and oatmeal into your breakfast or snack repertoire.

     I originally shared this recipe back in 2015.  My mother-in-law was getting married so there was lots of extra family in town.

      These fabulous muffins were a great way to have something quick to give them no matter what schedule we were trying to keep.  I have whipped them up several times since, but finally decided to snap some new pictures.

Looking down at a bunch of banana oatmeal muffins on a cooling rack

     Here is the original post from 2015:

   With Nana’s wedding last weekend, we had some extra bodies in and out of the house.  I wanted to have a quick grab and go breakfast available to anyone who was hungry, but I didn’t have a ton of time to put things together.

    So as I was getting ready for the luncheon, I threw a batch of these in the oven.  They are healthy enough you don’t have to feel bad about eating one, but still taste really good!
 

banana oatmeal muffin on plate with cup of coffee in the background.

    You might think the whole wheat flour and oatmeal would make for a denser muffin, but you would be wrong.  These came out light, moist and delicious!

    The ingredient list looks a little long, but I had them in the oven in less than ten minutes.  Breakfast was ready by the time everyone else woke up!

inside of a banana oat muffin that was split in half.

    So now I think we should all bake a few batches of muffins to get our freezer stash going. Then we can have a variety to choose from each morning.

      I would suggest trying some sourdough chocolate chip oatmeal muffins as well. They have lots of great reviews on Pinterest and they are another healthier option that taste like a treat.

     Oooh, or maybe the oatmeal raisin sourdough muffins would be a good choice as well.  What are your favorite kinds of muffins?

Yield: 12 Muffins

Banana Oat Muffins

banana oatmeal muffins on cooling rack

Whether you are looking for a grab and go breakfast or something for a leisurely weekend brunch, these banana oat muffins are perfect!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (you can use all purpose if you prefer)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas. Then stir in the eggs, milk, oil, sugar and vanilla.
  3. Mix in the oatmeal and cinnamon next.
  4. You can mix the rest of the dry ingredients in a separate bowl if you like, but I didn't want the dirty dishes. So, I just put the flour on top of the wet ingredients, put the baking soda, powder on salt on top of that and kind of stirred it together. Then I mixed in in with the wet ingredients underneath.
  5. Spoon into a greased muffin pan, or one lined with papers, and bake for 18-20 minutes.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 206Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 291mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 2gSugar: 11gProtein: 4g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Whether you are looking for a grab and go breakfast or something for a leisurely weekend brunch, these banana oat muffins are perfect!

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Auntie Emma

Wednesday 5th of August 2020

Delish! I made these with coconut milk because that’s all I had on hand. I added pecans on top of four and chocolate chips on top of four. The last four I left plain. They are all delicious!

Carlee

Saturday 29th of August 2020

Ooooh, yum! I am so glad you enjoyed them!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Tuesday 2nd of July 2019

I love banana muffins and bread. These muffins sounds so good Carlee and thanks for the recipe!

Carlee

Saturday 29th of August 2020

These are a yummy grab and go option. Thanks, Julie!

Andrea Nine

Friday 28th of June 2019

The perfect grab and go muffin packed with flavor and goodness! Happy weekend lovely!

Carlee

Saturday 29th of August 2020

Thank you!

Frugal Hausfrau

Tuesday 29th of March 2016

Gorgeous, Carlee! Happy THrowback THursday!!

Mollie

Carlee

Tuesday 29th of March 2016

Thanks, Mollie!

Ashley Tukiainen

Friday 25th of March 2016

I love doing bananas and oats together! I do my banana bread that way as well. So healthy :) Thanks for joining us at From The Archives Friday

Carlee

Saturday 26th of March 2016

I definitely need to do my banana bread that way too. I just love oats in baked goods!

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