Healthy Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Moist, fluffy, and full of flavor. Enjoy as many as you want because these banana oatmeal muffins are healthy and irresistible. Healthy Banana Oatmeal MuffinsIf there’s one thing out there that I enjoy more than anything else, its healthy muffins. I’ve been making this healthy banana oatmeal muffins for years and my daughters love them. They have no idea they are “healthy”, so serve them during snack time.

They are made with NO sugar and NO butter! What makes these muffins naturally sweet is the addition of honey and the natural sweetness of the ripe bananas. Plus, they are made with 100% whole wheat flour and can be easily made gluten-free.
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4.72 from 14 votes

Healthy Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Simple, healthy and easy to make. These banana oatmeal muffins are moist and delicious and can also be made gluten-free.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Author Layla


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour or all-purpose gluten-free flour
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats plus more for sprinkling on top
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup packed mashed ripe bananas about 2-3 large bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease muffin tin with butter or cooking spray or line with liners. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, Combine the flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.

  3. In another large bowl, beat the mashed bananas, eggs, honey, olive oil, and milk. Add the dry ingredients and mix until fully combined. Do not over-mix. You can add chocolate chip cookies or nuts at this point, if desired.

  4. Divide mixture evenly into 12 muffin cups. Sprinkle with rolled oats and cinnamon if desired.

    Bake muffins for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

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    Just made these and they turned out great. The hubby really liked them too. I used coconut oil instead of olive oil and added toasted pecans and chocolate chips. Yummy!


    These turned out AWFUL! I think the recipe calls for WAY too much flour. I would try it with 1 cup of flour instead of 2 but I honestly don’t know what else went wrong? Did this turn out good for anyone that followed the directions exactly? I am so confused.


      I’m not sure what went wrong. Did you use whole wheat flour? Also, using 1 cup of flour would yield very mushy muffins. We’ve always made the recipe as written and they turn out great every time!


    I just made these muffins for the first time, wow!!! So good!!
    Here’s some subs I made:

    Coconut oil for olive oil
    Two “flax eggs” for eggs
    Agave nectar for honey
    1.5 cups of Klondike Kakes baking mix + 0.5 cup almond flour instead of whole wheat flour

    They are probably the best banana muffins I’ve ever made and that’s saying a lot!! Thanks so much!


    I used coconut milk instead of regular. Turned out great.


    How big is a cup ? I prefer to use ounces, if you can tell me what the recipe will be in ounces


      A simple google search will tell you a cup is 8 oz.

    Daisy Meyers

    We’ve added this to our rotation and every picky eater I have loves them! I use 3/4 the flour and add flaxmeal, just for that extra boost of good for you stuff.


    Mine turned out lush, Thanks for sharing this recipe! Making more tonight and I’ll be adding sultanas. Cheers!


    Why is the question of calories coming up over and over and over…. when its being answered over and over and over…. thank you for your patience tho….


    I’m impressed, not a baker, but trying to live a healthier lifestyle. I added 1/2 cup of pecans and everyone enjoyed them. Not too sweet, just enough to satisfy! Thanks for sharing your recipe! Side note, any chance you have a calorie estimate for each muffin?


      Yum, pecans sound delicious, Carlos. I just added the nutritional info for these muffins. There are about 200* calories per muffin!


        Great thanks for the prompt response, might need to hit the cardio tomorrow…🤔


    just made this recipe and they looked beautiful but tasted like a blob of flour and baking soda. Maybe bananas were not so good. I used maple syrup. next time i’d double the oats for more texture and probably add some brown sugar and english walnuts.


      I’m not sure what went wrong. I hope they turn out better next time 😐


        Mine were brilliant – used agave nectar and seemed to work!

        Thank you for sharing.


    Great recipe, I replaced 1 egg with apple sauce, reduced honey to 1/4 cup, and used couple TBS of coconut oil instead of olive oil.


    Delicious! I swapped cow’s milk for oat milk as my daughter has a dairy allergy. Worked perfectly! Could these be frozen?


      I haven’t tried freezing them but please let us know how it works out for you.

    Ann Marie.

    The best banana muffins ever.

    Ann Marie.



    Excellent!! Light, fluffy and very flavorful!
    Keeper recipe!


    Can I use 2 cups regular all-purpose flour instead of whole wheat? And how many muffins does this make?


      Yes, you can! Please let us know how it worked out for you!


        i used regular al-purpose flour and it worked just fine. i made 12 muffins. i also chopped up some sliced almonds i had in the fridge. very nice!


    Wow – delicious, soft, and full of flavor!
    I added a bit more cinnamon, more oats, and did 1 cup whole wheat flour and 1 cup white…i also added less honey (1/4 cup) and opted for adding some chocolate chips….topped it with roasted pecans + cinnamon…
    Thank you for posting this!


    They look like they will be delicious, I’m about to bake a batch. You really can’t have ‘gluten free’ muffins with oats in the though. People who are Celiac are told not to eat oats due to gluten. You could say ‘these can be made wheat free’ instead. Just a suggestion.


    Love love love this recipe! I added a bit more cinnamon (gotta love cinnamon and banana), used probably 1/4 cup of honey instead of 1/2 cup, and used coconut oil in place of olive oil. I must say, these smelled wonderful while baking and tasted amazing. I will have to try this next time with chopped walnuts added. I thought the muffins tasted very good and not overly sweet as some are. I will definitely be adding this to my list of favorite recipes.


    FYI: honey is sugar!


      But not refined sugar!

    Shamilla Budhai

    Hi, thank you for sharing this lovely recipe.
    These are the changes I made:

    One and a half cups plain flour
    Half cup coconut flour
    I reduced the honey to a quarter cup as I donot have a sweet tooth (this measurement was perfect for me)
    I used the cinnamon (banana and cinnamon, definitely a marriage made in heaven)
    For religious reaslns I substituted ghe eggs with 4 x tablespoons of full cream yogurt.
    Last item was instead of olive oil I used the exact same measurement of coconut oil.

    This mixture was dense (I admit I was worried)
    It smelt heavenly while baking.
    I must say it tastes divine. Jus had one with a dollop of butter and a cup of coffee.


    Can you please she the nutrition info?

      Helen K

      One muffin is about 200 calories ????

    Mary Goeddertz

    I made these muffins and followed the directions. They tasted good but were crumbly. I used 2 cups of Bob’s Red Mill coconut Flour. Can’t figure out why they were crumbly.

    Mary G.


      They were probably crumbly because of the coconut flour. Next time try them with the oat flour or gluten free flour and see how they turn out!

    Mary McCord

    Do you have the nutrition information on this?

      Helen K

      One muffin is about 200 calories 🙂

    Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    These look incredible! Love those pretty oats and who can pass up a banana muffin, seriously?? Pinning 🙂