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Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Easy make-ahead breakfast or snack with banana and whole grains.
Kid friendly
Muffins with golden brown tops and moist texture.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Makes: 12 Muffins
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

1 cup oats (quick-cooking or old fashioned rolled) 
¼ cup low-fat milk
2 eggs
⅓ cup vegetable oil
1 cup mashed ripe banana
1 ½ cups whole-wheat flour
½ cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease the bottoms and sides of 12 muffin cups.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, milk, eggs, oil, sugar and mashed banana. Let this mixture stand for at least 10 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  5. Add oat mixture to dry ingredients and stir gently to mix until just moistened.
  6. Fill muffin cups ¾ full.
  7. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out moist but clean, about 18 to 20 minutes.

Notes

  • To bake as Banana Oatmeal Bread, use an 8 or 9-inch bread pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 45 to 50 minutes.

Comments

Tasters of the Banana Oatmeal Muffins all agreed that the flavor was good, but the muffins were a little dry. When I have made this recipe along with the Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread to have taste-off events, the Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread always wins! What can we do to better the Banana Oatmeal Bread/Muffin recipe and make it moister?

This recipe was a HUGE hit at our local library where they were served during Pre-K story time! I made mini muffins and did substitute water for the milk. Most toddlers came back for seconds, and the most darling 1 year old kept asking for more after two.  Many of my printed recipes were taken by caregivers who stated this was a snack they would make at home since their child enjoyed it so much! 10/10 

Here are some of our favorite Banana Oatmeal Muffin comments from 5th-grade students in Josephine county, Oregon: 

  • I love it! I love muffins, oatmeal and bananas! Great mix!
  • I love it. Especially the banana. I like the texture and I think it should be on the menu in every single school in Oregon.
  • I love the little banana chunks. I would love if our school cafeteria had this. This is the best muffin I ever had!
  • I can taste banana. I would eat this all day if I could. 5 stars for me! Perfect!

The Food Hero Team 

We have made these a few times....girls really like them as muffins or bread, best part is they are healthy, few ingredients I always have on hand, and so quick to cook!

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