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Oatmeal Raisin Banana Muffins

Oatmeal Raisin Muffins, sweetened with bananas and packed with oats, are perfect for breakfast or as a snack! 

oatmeal raisin muffins on a wire cooling rack.

I had bananas going brown on my counter and decided to make up some muffins.  I wanted to make sure my kiddo liked them so I could plan to put some in her lunchbox in a few weeks.  I added cinnamon, oatmeal, and raisins and the result was a delicious banana bread meets oatmeal cookie flavor!

What’s Needed for Oatmeal Raisin Muffins? 

These banana raisin muffins come together with pantry staples I bet you have already! Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe: 

  • Old-fashioned oats
  • Cinnamon
  • Brown sugar
  • Butter
  • Bananas 
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking soda and baking powder
  • Salt
  • Raisins

How to Make Oatmeal Raisin Muffins 

  1. For the topping, combine the oats, cinnamon, brown sugar, and melted butter. Set aside.
  2. For muffins, mash bananas in a bowl, then stir in egg and milk. 
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  4. Stir the banana mixture into the dry ingredients until just combined.
  5. Gently stir in raisins.
  6. Spoon into prepared muffin cups and sprinkle each with topping.
  7. Bake at 400F for 18-20 minutes.
An oatmeal raisin muffin cut in half resting on a square of parchment paper.

Can I Use Instant Oats? 

No, instant oats might make the muffins turn out dry. You want to use old-fashioned (rolled) oats for this recipe, the same kind I use for my Instant Pot Oatmeal recipe

Can I Omit the Raisins? 

If you’d rather make classic banana oat muffins, sure! But I love the texture and flavor the raisins add to these oatmeal raisin muffins.  I like to mix it up with these Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins sometimes, too. 

Tips for Making Oatmeal Raisin Muffins 

  • Once you add the raisins to the batter, be careful not to overmix it. It will be slightly lumpy (similar to pancakes), and that’s okay! 
  • Feel free to amp up the cinnamon in this recipe if you really love cinnamon in your baked goods. 
  • These muffins will keep at room temperature for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for 3 months. 

More Homemade Muffin Recipes: 

Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

4.09 from 35 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 185kcal
Author: Emily Grace



  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar , packed
  • 1 tbsp butter , melted


  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 large egg , beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar , packed
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup California Raisins


  • For the topping: In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup oats, 1/4 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tbsp. brown sugar, and 1 tbsp. melted butter; set aside.
  • For muffins: Mash bananas in a medium bowl.
  • Stir in egg and milk. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and remaining amounts of oats, brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • Stir the banana mixture into the dry ingredients until just combined.
  • Gently stir in raisins, don’t over mix, the batter will be lumpy.
  • Spoon into prepared muffin cups and sprinkle each with topping.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes.


Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 229mg | Potassium: 289mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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Recipe Rating


Tuesday 12th of January 2016

These do look amazing! Thanks so much for adding your recipe to the Delicious Dishes Recipe Party on Pocket Change Gourmet. ~Liz


Friday 8th of January 2016

These look delicious! I love oatmeal anything! Thanks for linking up at Merry Monday!

Chris at Hye Thyme Cafe

Thursday 20th of August 2015

These look and sound delicious. It's funny - for as many things as I use raisins in, I don't think it has ever occurred to me to use them in muffins for some reason. Not sure why since I use apricots and all kinds of other things. I'll have to remember this. :)


Thursday 4th of June 2015

It says this recipe contains 2599 calories, is that in a single serving or per dozen?

Emily Grace

Thursday 4th of June 2015

Hi Julita- it's the entire batch.

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