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Banana Strawberry Oatmeal Muffins

Banana strawberry oatmeal muffin cut in half and spread with red jam on a decorative plate next to a tin of banana strawberry muffins on a white table top

This Banana Strawberry Oatmeal Muffins recipe includes whole wheat flour and yogurt, making these the perfect nutritious breakfast muffins. They have everything you need to start your day: whole grains, fruit, and yogurt. Oh! And guess what else? They freeze beautifully.

Banana Strawberry Oatmeal Muffins

Banana Strawberry Oatmeal Muffins

Breakfast muffins made with yogurt, oatmeal, whole wheat flour, and fruit. Adapted from Banana Yogurt Oatmeal Muffins.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins


  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 6 oz container plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup ripe banana mashed
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup strawberries frozen or fresh, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 400ยฐF. Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray or fill with paper liners.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together oats and yogurt until well-combined. Stir in banana, oil, and egg.
  • Pour wet mixture into the flour mixture. Stir until moistenedโ€”do not over-mix! Fold in strawberries.
  • Divide mixture evenly into muffin cups. Bake for 17โ€“20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.


Serving: 1muffin
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  • Reply
    January 23, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Yours look great. I made apricot filled muffins a few ago. They tasted ok but they looked well they didn’t make it to my blog LOL.

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      The Type A Housewife
      January 23, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      Ooh, apricot filled?! Did you use jam or something else? I haven’t made jam-filled muffins in so long, I need to do that again. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I had a recipe last week that didn’t make it to my blog too–don’t you hate it when that happens?

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    January 23, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    These sound so tasty and like such a healthy breakfast. I’ve been so lazy and in a rut lately with breakfasts too – this would definitely change things up.

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      The Type A Housewife
      January 23, 2012 at 9:02 pm

      Thank you! You always post such good muffin recipes, I thought I’d try one too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    April H
    January 23, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Those sound so yummy! What a great start to your morning!

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      The Type A Housewife
      January 24, 2012 at 8:25 pm

      Thank you! Homemade muffins are always a good way to start the day. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Sharon | Chinese Soup Pot
    January 24, 2012 at 1:33 am

    Hi Ohkeeka – I love this banana strawberry muffin recipe with whole wheat and oatmeal! I usually don’t like eating muffins because they don’t seem healthy to me (with too much sugar and/or butter). But your recipe here attacks both of those problems for me. And I’m actually looking forward to trying this recipe. Thanks for sharing this!! I love it!

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      The Type A Housewife
      January 24, 2012 at 8:43 pm

      I agree with you–so many muffin recipes are really no better than cupcakes when it comes to nutrition. That’s definitely not how you want to start your day!

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    January 24, 2012 at 7:46 am

    OK, totally need your advice on the flour. I have been wanting to switch to some alternative to plain white flour for baking but I’m not sure what’s a good alternative. Let me know your favorite brands! I don’t bake sweets often, but I would use it for pizza dough, banana bread and in cooking (like to thicken a sauce).

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      The Type A Housewife
      January 24, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      It’s funny you mention this, because on my ginormous list of posts to write, I just added “tutorial about how to use whole wheat flour” last week. ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe I should move it up on my list? I usually buy either the whole wheat flour in the bulk section or the Whole Foods brand. I like using whole wheat pastry flour in baking (which is what I did with these muffins), but you can use a 1/2 white flour 1/2 whole wheat flour instead.

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    January 24, 2012 at 9:04 am

    I’ve totally fallen into a breakfast rut too! I tend to grab the same muesli everyday and although its healthy and tasty, it’s getting a little samey! Will definitely be trying these.

    • Reply
      The Type A Housewife
      January 24, 2012 at 8:49 pm

      I think it’s easy to get into breakfast ruts because usually you’re not exactly at your best that early in the morning–like, I just want something I can eat without thinking too much, so having the same thing everyday is a good way to avoid thinking.

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    Heidi @ Food Doodles
    January 24, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    These look great! We don’t often have muffins for breakfast because they aren’t always the healthiest – these look great though!

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      The Type A Housewife
      January 24, 2012 at 8:52 pm

      Yeah, I usually avoid muffins for the same reason. And a lot of the healthy ones taste like cardboard! I wanted to come up with something that was healthy, but still moist and tasty. (I almost typed “moisty”–guess it’s time for bed?)

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    January 25, 2012 at 1:31 am

    For a while I tried to search for a good strawberry muffin recipe because I had a bag of frozen strawberries I wanted to use up…

    I think I just found it ;).

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      The Type A Housewife
      January 25, 2012 at 8:25 am

      Oh, I’m glad I could help! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you like them–I’m probably making another batch this weekend because I still have some frozen strawberries left & I don’t know what else I’m going to use them for either.

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    [email protected] eco friendly homemaking
    January 25, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Oh my goodness these look so delicious!

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    Skye Moyer
    January 29, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    I wonder how blueberries would so with the bananas?

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      The Type A Housewife
      January 30, 2012 at 7:22 pm

      Blueberries would be great! I’ve had blueberry banana muffins before and they’re really good.

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious
    April 18, 2012 at 2:08 am

    I love that these are on the healthier side of muffins. I’m making borderline cupcake muffins and then calling them muffins just so I can eat them for breakfast!

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      April 18, 2012 at 11:44 am

      Ha! Yeah, these aren’t quite as delicious as cupcakes, but they’re still pretty sweet and yummy. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    May 23, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Is there something else I can use in place of bananas? Thank you!!

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      May 26, 2013 at 8:57 pm

      I haven’t tried it, but I think applesauce would work. Or even pumpkin puree!

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    January 4, 2020 at 10:48 am

    I most definitely want to try these. Do you have the macros for this recipe? Greek yogurt definitely boosts the protein but Iโ€™m wondering about adding protein powder to increase it further. Also can I use olive oil instead of canola?

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