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Oatmeal Muffins

How to make your own homemade oatmeal muffins from scratch, with just a few basic ingredients! 

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Easy Oatmeal Muffins

Need a fun and kid-friendly baking project to try this week?

These simple muffins are such an easy healthy breakfast or snack idea – and you probably already have all of the ingredients in your pantry!

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Gluten Free

Kid Friendly

Egg Free

Dairy Free

Nut Free

And SUPER EASY to make!

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Vegan Oatmeal Muffin Flavors

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Muffins: Use 1/4 cup softened peanut butter in place of the oil.

Oatmeal Banana Muffins: Use oat flour in this recipe for Banana Muffins.

Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins: Add 1/2 tsp cinnamon to the batter before baking. You can also roll the muffins in cinnamon sugar after they cool if desired.

Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins: After stirring the batter, add 1/2 cup blueberries and stir very gently, so as not to break the berries.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins: Add 3/4 cup chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips to the batter. You can also press a few chocolate chips into the top of each muffin right before baking.

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Oat Muffin Baking Tips & Tricks

  • If you only have old fashioned oats, you can make your own quick oats by quickly pulsing 5-10 times in a food processor. (I’ve not tried steel cut oats in the recipe.)
  • The liners peel off easily if you let the recipe sit overnight. If you don’t want to wait, skipping the liners and greasing the pan well instead is also fine.
  • For oil free muffins, you can sub almond or peanut butter heated until easily stir-able. Readers also have written in to say applesauce, yogurt, pumpkin, or mashed banana work.
  • The tasty muffins are naturally gluten free if made with oat flour. If you need to ensure the oats haven’t even come into contact with wheat products in the factory, both Quaker and Bob’s Red Mill make certified gluten free quick oats, and Bob’s makes certified gf oat flour.

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Above – watch the video how to make oatmeal muffins!

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The wholesome muffins are also great served alongside savory recipes – such as Black Bean Soup or Vegetarian Chili – as part of a healthy dinner.

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Oatmeal Muffins Recipe

These soft healthy oatmeal muffins make a perfect easy breakfast or snack!
5/5 (29)
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 12 muffins


  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 1/3 cup milk of choice
  • 1 tbsp white or cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup oil or nut butter, or applesauce or mashed banana for fat-free
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar, unrefined if desired
  • 1 cup white, oat, or spelt flour (for flourless, make these Keto Muffins)
  • 1/2 tsp each: baking soda and salt
  • optional 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • optional 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  • Whisk first 4 ingredients in a bowl. Let sit 10 minutes (important). Preheat oven to 350 F. Add all remaining ingredients, stir to form a batter, and portion into a lined muffin tin. Bake 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out mostly clean. Let cool completely, as they are delicate when they first come out of the oven. I loosely cover leftovers and store in the fridge, or they can also be frozen. (If you have any issues with the muffins sticking to the liners, just wait a day and even the applesauce version peels away easily.)
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Published on March 23, 2020

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  1. becauseHeloves! says

    Wow! Those look good. I love baked oatmeal!
    I usually don’t make any New Year’s resolutions officially, but I always make it a goal to get closer to God.
    I find it hilarious that on January 1st and 2nd, the YMCA is PACKED with people doing all sorts of different stuff, and then two weeks later, it’s back to normal.

  2. Emilylovesraisins says

    i’ve been eagerly checking your blog for today’s post and wow do these look good! I’ll have to try them soon.

  3. Kelly Wang says

    Hey Katie last week I made your ultimate chocolate fudge pie and finished the whole pie, all by myself, in two days. Yep, it was that good.

    These are definitely on my to-do list. And by the way, great picture!! I think you look super pretty 🙂

  4. Hollie says

    First these muffins look really good. Second, I love your nail color. Third as far as New Year’s Resolutions go: mine is to stay consistent with training. So far so good which is surprising LOL. I need a break from sugar for a while after these Holidays though. 🙂

  5. EVA says

    I actually didn’t make any resolutions this year. Usually it’s “try to sing better” or some impossible goal that there’s no way I’ll ever achieve. I finally decided to give it up!
    Question about this recipe and all recipes in general: If I don’t have applesauce, can I just sub it with more mashed banana?

  6. Renae says

    These sound delicious! I may make them today! Can they be made with whole wheat or almond flour? I don’t have any GF or spelt flour on hand.

    As to resolutions, I tend not to make them. But in June of last year I got motivated to lose weight and took off 45 pounds. I have 60 more to go to make my goal and there is no stopping me! I also ran my first 2 5Ks this fall and plan to run at least 6 in 2014.

  7. Stephanie says

    You look so fantastic in pink! And I am loooving that polish, do you know what brand it is?
    These muffins also look great! I love exploring your blog for yummy and healthy new recipes! Thanks for all the inspiration 🙂

  8. Rebecca says

    So the muffins look wonderful. Eating breakfast everyday was actually one of my goals for the New Year! So excited to try some of your recipes. Oh and please please please tell me the color of the nail polish you are wearing in the pic, it is gorgeous and I must find it!

  9. Tina says

    Hi Katie! Hope all is going well for you! I was away for the holidays and missed making your recipes (although we did the peanut butter cup oatmeal a couple of times) anyway, loved how these muffins looked, so the first batch is in the oven. My son was helping me make them and said they smelled heavenly….just like frosting, lol!

  10. Stefanie says

    Looks like a great quick breakfast. Yum!
    One of my New Year’s resolutions was to learn how to bake without refined sugar. I’ll probably be visiting your blog a lot!

  11. Denise Young says

    Just curious on the Nutrition Facts, is that for 1 muffin??
    Thanks so much, I can’t wait to make them. My son and daughter in law are both personal trainers and I know they will LOVE it too!!

  12. Val says

    Hi! I am trying to keep a diary for the whole year, writing in it at least once a week.
    I was wondering if any of your breakfast recipes this month will include sweet potato? I love sweet potatoes and I need some suggestions to make them more exciting! Thanks. 🙂

  13. Kayla says

    My New Years resolutions the past few years were really unhealthy eating disorder driven ones. This year it’s just to stay in recovery and stay off the scale!

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