Banana Oatmeal Cake Recipe

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This moist Banana Oatmeal Cake is made with bananas and oats. It’s so delicious it might be your new favorite dessert AND breakfast! There are only a few ingredients, which means this cake will be quick and easy to make. And it tastes great too! What are you waiting for?

Slice of banana oatmeal cake on a white plate.

Whenever I have bananas that are starting to become a little too ripe, I like to make this Banana Oatmeal Cake recipe. It’s a sweet treat that we enjoy in place of coffee cake. Let’s take a quick look at how you can make it with common pantry items.


For this sweet and moist cake, you need the following ingredients:

  • all-purpose flour
  • rolled oats
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • unsalted butter
  • light brown sugar
  • eggs 
  • ripe bananas
  • vanilla extract
  • rolled oats
  • cinnamon
Ingredients to make a banana cake with oats.

How To Make Banana Oatmeal Cake

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly spray an 8-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.

Next, combine the flour, oats, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and set the oat mixture to the side.

Cream butter and brown sugar on medium speed of an electric mixer for approximately 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, until it is well combined. Add bananas and vanilla to the butter mixture.

Banana oatmeal cake batter in a mixing bowl.

Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and beat until it is well combined. Try not to over-beat the mixture. Pour the banana cake batter into the prepared baking dish.

Banana cake batter being poured into a glass mixing bowl.

Make the crumbly topping by combining rolled oats, brown sugar, melted butter, and cinnamon together until it is crumbly. Sprinkle the topping mixture in an even layer over the cake.

Baking Time

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Let the cake cool for 20 to 30 minutes before digging in.

Nine inch glass baking dish with oatmeal cake.

Recipe Notes

  • It doesn’t matter if you use quick oats or old-fashioned oats (regular oats). Just don’t use steel-cut oats or packets of oatmeal.
  • For extra sweetness, add 1 cup of chocolate chips or 1/2 cup of miniature chocolate chips.

Like bananas? Be sure to check out these other recipes using bananas on Southern Kissed:

  • Homemade Banana Pudding – This recipe is southern comfort in a bowl. Impress your family with warm banana pudding topped with homemade meringue.
  • Banana Nut Muffins – Bake a batch of these muffins and eat some now and freeze some for later.
  • Banana Bread –  This recipe uses a special (and easy!) technique to bring out all of the juiciness of bananas to make a moist, delicious loaf.
Slice of banana oatmeal cake on a spatula.
Slice of banana oatmeal cake on a spatula on a wooden cutting board.

Banana Oatmeal Cake

This moist Banana Oatmeal Cake is made with bananas and oats. It’s so delicious you might want to eat for dessert AND breakfast!
4.43 from 38 votes
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 343kcal


  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ⅓ cups rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup ripe mashed bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • cup cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted and cooled
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare an 8 x 8 baking pan by lightly spraying with non-stick cooking spray or lining it with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, oats, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar on medium speed of an electric mixer for approximately 3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time until well combined. Add bananas and vanilla.
  •  Add the flour mixture, beating until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pan and set aside.
  • For the topping, in a medium bowl combine the rolled oats, brown sugar, melted butter, and cinnamon together until crumbly. Generously sprinkle the cake with the topping mixture.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool for 20 to 30 minutes.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 352mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g
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  1. I have made this twice now and both times were AMAZING! I made one for my sin for his bday and added some chocolate chips. It was delicious he said. I’m going to add some apples this time around and see how good it turns out. Thank you for sharing such a great cake!

  2. Would like to double recipe and bake in a 9 x 13 pan. Has anyone tried this? And, for how long should I bake it… Absolutely love this cake…obviously

    1. I am glad you love the recipe!

      If you or anyone else tries it, please come back and let us know how it turns out.

      From what I have read online, you should be able to double it. However, it will probably take longer to bake. According to King Arthur Flour, “the Classic Birthday Cake made in a 9” x 13” pan, bake it for 45 to 48 minutes at 325°F until it tests done.” The baking time will also vary depending on the type of pan being used: glass, metal, etc.

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