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My Easy Oat and Banana Muffins Recipe with Greek Yogurt is delicious and nutritious — What an excellent way to start the day! Enjoy this easy muffin recipe for a weekday snack or fun weekend breakfast.

Why you’ll love this Banana Oat Muffins recipe!

  • Healthy Breakfast. Oats, bananas, and yogurt have many health benefits, like aiding digestion, containing fiber, and more!
  • Optional Add-Ins. This is the perfect muffin recipe to add your favorite nuts, fruit, or chocolate chips.
  • 30-minute Recipe. It only takes about half an hour to combine the basic ingredients, bake, and cool the muffins, making it an easy and quick breakfast or healthy snack for any day of the week!
Ingredients for banana muffins on a table.

Ingredient notes

While you could use a simple box mix to make banana muffins, it just doesn’t compare to the fresh ingredients used in this easy recipe.

  • Mashed banana | Mash fresh bananas for a perfectly moist and deliciously healthy muffin recipe. Like with banana bread, you get the most flavor from using overripe bananas. It’s a great recipe to get rid of your brown bananas!
  • Oats | Mix in some old-fashioned oats for texture and added health benefits. Avoid using quick oats — old-fashioned rolled oats are best.
  • Flour | Give the structure of the muffin with classic all-purpose flour.
  • Brown sugar | Bring a rich sweetness to the muffin recipe with light brown sugar.
  • Baking powder and soda | Help the muffins rise with both baking soda and baking powder.
  • Salt | Adding a bit of kosher salt enhances the sweeter flavors of the muffins with contrast.
  • Cinnamon | What goes better with banana and oats than warm cinnamon?
  • Eggs | Get tender muffins with a fluffy texture with two eggs, lightly beaten.
  • Yogurt | Also adding to the texture and nutrition of the muffins is non-fat Greek yogurt. Use plain or vanilla.
  • Oil | To ensure the muffins are nice and moist, add some canola oil to the batter.
  • Vanilla | Bring creamy and rich flavor to the banana muffin recipe with a dash of vanilla extract.

How to make delicious Oatmeal Banana Muffins

Who knew it was so easy to make a healthy breakfast? These moist muffins are tasty and nutritious!

STEP 1 | Preheat and prep

Let’s dive right in by preheating the oven to 375 degrees F, placing paper liners into a 12-cup muffin pan, and setting it aside. If preferred, use silicone liners.

STEP 2 | Combine flour mixture

Next, whisk together the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl.

Process steps for making muffins with ripe bananas: whisk together dry ingredients; mash bananas with a fork; stir in egg and wet ingredients.

STEP 3 | Mix wet ingredients

Then, in a separate bowl, mash the bananas with a fork and add the eggs, stirring well with the fork. Add the Greek yogurt, oil, and vanilla and mix well once again.

STEP 4 | Complete the muffin batter

Now, make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet mixture, stirring just until moistened.

Combining wet and dry ingredients in a mixing bowl; muffin batter in a muffin pan ready for the oven.

STEP 5 | Fill the muffin pan and bake

Next, evenly divide the muffin batter among the muffin cups and sprinkle the tops with a few extra oats.

Bake the muffins for 18 – 22 minutes until the muffins are golden brown on top, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with just a few moist crumbs.

Banana and Oat Muffins in a muffin pan after being taken out of the oven.

STEP 6 | Cool and serve!

Before removing the muffins from the pan, let them cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Then, carefully remove the muffins and serve warm or allow them to cool to room temperature on the cooling rack. Enjoy your healthy banana oatmeal muffins!

tips

  • Do not over-mix, or the muffins will get tough!
  • Using a fork is the easiest way to mash the bananas. After all, you do not want them pureed but lightly mashed instead.

For more delicious muffins with unique flavor combinations, try my salty and sweet Maple-Glazed Bacon Muffins, Easy Blueberry Sour Cream Muffins, and this Bakery-Style Coffee Cake Muffins Recipe with Streusel Crumble.

Variations and substitutions

  • Add-Ins. After you combine the wet and dry ingredients, gently fold in chopped walnuts, chocolate chips, or toasted coconut for added texture and flavor.
  • Flour Alternatives. If preferred, swap the all-purpose flour for oat flour, coconut flour, whole wheat flour, or another favorite.
  • You can substitute the canola oil with vegetable oil, avocado oil, or grapeseed oil if desired.
Banana Oat Muffins on a white platter.

Storage and reheating tips

  • Line an airtight container with paper towels to store leftover oatmeal muffins and keep them moist. They will last at room temperature for about four days or in the fridge for about a week.
  • You can also freeze the muffins by wrapping each with plastic wrap and freezing them in a freezer-safe container or zip-top bag for up to two months.
A muffin with banana slices and walnuts on a serving plate on a table.

Frequently asked questions

Do banana muffins have fiber?

Yes! Bananas are packed with fiber!

Why put Greek yogurt in muffins?

Greek yogurt is the secret ingredient to give you perfectly moist and tender muffins.

Can I swap the Greek yogurt for applesauce?

Sure! Make dairy-free oatmeal banana muffins with your favorite apple sauce.

Can I make these oatmeal muffins as mini muffins?

Make mini oatmeal banana muffins using a mini muffin tin and baking at a lower temperature for a shorter cooking time.

An Oatmeal Banana Muffin with a bite missing on top of a paper cupcake liner on a table.

Looking for more Healthy and Easy Breakfasts?

Start the day right with Easy Broccoli Frittata (Low-Calorie and Quick), Make Ahead Gluten-Free Sausage Egg Muffins, or nutricious Peanut Butter Granola.

Serving suggestions

For breakfast serve your banana oat muffins with yummy Tiramisu Cheesecake Parfaits and Homemade Buttery Honey Nut Granola Recipe.

A Banana and Oat Muffin with the paper liner pulled away from the muffin on a table.

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Banana Oat Muffin in a paper liner on a plate.

Easy Banana Oat Muffins Recipe with Greek Yogurt

My Easy Banana Oat Muffins Recipe with Greek Yogurt is just as healthy as delicious! Enjoy the best of both worlds with this easy muffin recipe for a weekday snack or fun weekend breakfast.
4.60 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 237 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups old-fashioned oats
  • cup light brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 2 large eggs slightly beaten
  • cup non-fat Greek Yogurt plain or vanilla
  • cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place paper liners into a 12-cup muffin pan and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  • In a separate bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Add the eggs and stir well again with the fork, then add the Greek yogurt, oil, and vanilla and mix well.
  • Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet mixture. Stir just until moistened — do not over mix or the muffins will get tough. If using, gently fold in the chopped walnuts.
  • Evenly divide the muffin batter among the muffin cups. Sprinkle the tops with a few extra oats, then bake for 18 – 22 minutes, until the muffins are golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes before removing from the pan.

Notes

  • Line an airtight container with paper towels to store leftover oatmeal muffins and keep them moist. They will last at room temperature for about four days or in the fridge for about a week.
  • You can also freeze the muffins by wrapping each with plastic wrap and freezing them in a freezer-safe container or zip-top bag for up to two months.
  • Do not over-mix, or the muffins will get tough!
  • Using a fork is the easiest way to mash the bananas. After all, you do not want them pureed but lightly mashed instead.
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    Nutrition

    Serving: 1gCalories: 237kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 5gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 115mgPotassium: 230mgFiber: 2gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 60IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 59mgIron: 2mg

    Life Love and Good Food does not claim to be a registered dietician or nutritionist. Nutritional information shared on this site is only an estimate. We recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator if you need to verify any information.

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    About Sheila Thigpen

    Recipe Developer, Food Photographer, Food Writer

    Sheila Thigpen is the publisher of Life, Love, and Good Food — a Southern food blog — and the author of Easy Chicken Cookbook and The 5-Ingredient Fresh and Easy Cookbook. After 20+ years in the publishing industry, she retired in 2018 to focus on her own creative endeavors full time. She and her husband live near the beautiful Smoky Mountains and have a precious little granddaughter who has stolen their hearts. As an influencer, Sheila has collaborated with brands like Creamette, Kroger, HERSHEY’S, Hamilton Beach, Garafalo Pasta, OXO, Smithfield, Valley Fig Growers, and more.

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    6 Comments

    1. These are great, I just made a batch today! But I think you may have skipped the egg in your directions. It’s in your ingredient list, but not added in the directions. I added it with the other wet ingredients.

      1. Oh, gosh, thank you for pointing that out. I’ll fix it right away, and also am glad you enjoyed the muffins!

    2. 5 stars
      So many tasty ingredients in one muffin! I love cookie butter and think it would be amazing in muffins. I can’t wait to try these!

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