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Healthy Banana Oatmeal Muffins: Perfect for Breakfast or Snack-Time

Get ready to enjoy our healthy Banana Oatmeal Muffins! They're incredibly moist, packed with flavor, and perfect for breakfast on-the-go or a guilt-free snack.

July 13, 2023
Healthy Banana Oatmeal MuffinsPhoto By Canva
Difficulty Easy
Servings 6 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 25 mins
Total 35 mins



  1. Preheat your oven to 350 °F (175 °C) and prepare a muffin tin with liners or a non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the mashed bananas, eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
  3. In another bowl, mix the oats, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture, stirring until just combined. If you're using any add-ins, fold them in now.
  5. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tin, filling each cup about 3/4 full.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  7. Allow the muffins to cool in the tin for about 5 minutes, then remove them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Enjoy your Heavenly Healthy Banana Oatmeal Muffins as is, or pair with a cup of coffee for a perfect breakfast or snack!
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Healthy Banana Oatmeal Muffins
Serves 6
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5 g6.4%
Cholesterol 62 mg20.7%
Sodium 236 mg10.3%
Protein 6.1 g12.2%
Potassium 262 mg5.6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Ensure your bananas are ripe. The riper they are, the sweeter your muffins will be!
  • Use rolled oats. Rolled oats provide texture and heartiness to the muffins. Avoid using instant oats, as they can become too soft and affect the texture of the muffins.
  • Soak the oats. To ensure the oats absorb enough moisture and soften, consider soaking them in milk or yogurt for 10-15 minutes before incorporating them into the batter. This will make the muffins tender and moist.
  • Don't overmix your batter. It's perfectly fine if there are a few lumps. Overmixing can lead to denser muffins.
  • Line your muffin tin with paper liners or grease it with cooking spray or butter to prevent sticking. This will make it easier to remove the muffins once baked.
  • Feel free to customize your add-ins. Nuts, chocolate chips, or dried fruit are all excellent choices.
  • Use a cookie scoop or an ice cream scoop to fill the muffin tin. This ensures even sizing and even cooking.
  • Cool before serving. Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. This will help them set and prevent them from becoming too moist.
  • Store the muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or freeze them for longer storage. To defrost, simply leave them at room temperature for a few hours.
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Welcome to a muffin recipe that's not only deliciously addictive but also good for you! Our Heavenly Healthy Banana Oatmeal Muffins are filled with natural ingredients and plenty of sweetness from ripe bananas. They're the perfect way to use up those extra bananas and are so simple to whip up. Whether you need a quick breakfast option or a healthier snack, these oatmeal banana muffins are sure to satisfy your cravings without the guilt.

Are Banana Oatmeal Muffins Healthy?

Yes, Banana Oatmeal Muffins can be quite healthy, especially when compared to more traditional muffin recipes. Bananas provide natural sweetness and moisture, reducing the need for added sugar and fats. Oats add a good dose of fiber, which is great for digestive health. However, the final nutritional content can vary based on any additional ingredients used, such as sweeteners or add-ins like nuts and chocolate chips.

Can I Use Quick Oats Instead Of Old-Fashioned Oats In The Muffin Recipe?

Yes, you can use quick oats in place of old-fashioned oats in a muffin recipe. However, keep in mind that old-fashioned oats give more texture to the muffins, while quick oats might result in a softer texture due to their smaller, thinner size.

How Can I Make My Banana Oatmeal Muffins Vegan?

To make vegan Banana Oatmeal Muffins, you can replace the eggs with a vegan substitute like flax eggs (a mixture of ground flaxseeds and water). Also, ensure that any add-ins, like chocolate chips, are vegan-friendly.

What To Serve with Banana Oatmeal Muffins?

When serving banana oatmeal muffins, there are various delicious accompaniments to consider. To create a well-rounded meal, serve the muffins with a side of Greek yogurt and fresh berries for a burst of freshness and added protein. Alternatively, spread a layer of creamy nut butter like almond or peanut butter on top of the muffins for a satisfying and nutritious combination. For a more indulgent treat, serve the muffins with a dollop of whipped cream or a drizzle of caramel sauce. Lastly, a warm cup of coffee or tea will perfectly complement the flavors of the oatmeal banana muffins and provide a cozy and comforting experience. With these options, you can create a delightful breakfast or snack that is both nourishing and satisfying.

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How Should I Store My Banana Oatmeal Muffins?

Banana Oatmeal Muffins can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for about 2-3 days. For longer storage, you can freeze them. To freeze, let the muffins cool completely, then store them in a freezer-safe bag or container. They can be thawed at room temperature or reheated in the oven or microwave.

The Origin of Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Banana Oatmeal Muffins are a delightful fusion of two classic ingredients: bananas, a fruit loved for its natural sweetness and creaminess; and oats, celebrated for their heartiness and health benefits. This fusion gives birth to a treat that's more than the sum of its parts: a muffin that's equally suitable for a wholesome breakfast, a satisfying snack, or a guilt-free dessert.

While it's hard to pin down the exact origin of Banana Oatmeal Muffins, the idea of using ripe bananas in baking likely comes from American culinary tradition. As far back as the 1930s, during the Great Depression, inventive homemakers sought to avoid wasting overripe bananas and began incorporating them into cakes and breads. The famous banana bread, a beloved recipe across American households, likely served as inspiration for these muffins.

Oats, on the other hand, have a long history in British and Irish cuisine, where they've been used for centuries in a variety of dishes. Oatmeal in baked goods is a more modern trend, popularized by health-conscious cooks and bakers for its nutritious properties. The combination of bananas and oats in a muffin recipe represents a fusion of these culinary traditions, resulting in a treat that's not only tasty but also wholesome and nourishing. In other words, Banana Oatmeal Muffins encapsulate a bit of global culinary history in each delicious bite!

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