Healthy Oatmeal Muffins

Healthy Oatmeal Muffins

These amazing healthy oatmeal muffins were created because my daughter was wanting to bake something yummy with mommy. How could I possibly say no to that? I wanted to make something that she would enjoy, but something that was also good for her. I thought about what she liked that was actually good for her, looked to see what ingredients we had, and then asked for her opinion. We shall bake some super yummy Oatmeal Muffins! 

These healthy oatmeal muffins are great for breakfast or a snack. This oatmeal muffin recipe is made with oats, whole wheat flour and applesauce.  Just because they are healthy does not mean that they are dry or do not taste good. These oatmeal muffins are healthy and wholesome, but they are also so moist and delicious. Most importantly, my daughter thinks they are “awesome”! That’s a winner in my book.
Healthy Oatmeal Muffins 2 ways
I used almost all organic ingredients to make my muffins. You can use whatever you have available. You can also use add-in ingredients like chopped fruit or nuts to give these muffins extra flavor, texture and nutrients. If you are craving sweets, toss in some chocolate chips for a tasty dessert muffin. For variety, you can also mix and match. For example, I used a chopped and peeled organic pear for half the muffins, the other half I left plain. In order to tell the difference between the muffins, I filled the pear oatmeal muffins in muffin cups and filled the plain oatmeal muffins straight into the muffin pan. If you are not using muffin cups, make sure that you spray the pan with non-stick cooking spray and they will pop out with no problem.

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Healthy Oatmeal Muffins

Ingredients needed to make Oatmeal Muffins:

  • 1 3/4 cups Quick Oats – dry, uncooked.
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour – You can also use regular all purpose flour.
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup milk – I use 2% organic milk.
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter – melted or softened
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Optional: add-ins such as fruit, nuts or chocolate chips.

How to make Oatmeal Muffins:

First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray your muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray or use muffin cups.

In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients and mix. In a separate bowl, add the rest of the ingredients, which are the “wet” ingredients, and mix well. Add the “wet mixture” to the dry mixture bowl and mix to combine all of the ingredients.
Healthy Oatmeal MuffinsOnce the muffin batter is mixed, now is the time to gently fold in any additions, such as fruits, nuts or chocolate. I would only add 1 cup of add-ins for a full batch or a 1/2 cup for a half batch of muffins. After you have folded in any additional ingredients, or if you are making plain oatmeal muffins, you are ready to fill the muffin cups.Healthy Oatmeal Muffin batter

This recipe should fill 12 muffin cups. Fill each cup to just below the top of the cup. Place the muffin pan into the preheated oven, on the middle rack, and bake for 16-18 minutes.

Healthy Oatmeal Muffins

Once finished, allow the muffins to cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
Healthy Oatmeal Muffins
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Healthy Oatmeal Muffins
These Healthy Oatmeal Muffins are moist, delicious and so easy to make! They are great for breakfast or an afternoon snack.
Healthy Oatmeal Muffins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Healthy
Keyword Muffins
Cook Time 17 minutes
Servings
Muffins
Ingredients
Optional:
  • 1 cup add-ins fruit, nuts or chocolate chips
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Healthy
Keyword Muffins
Cook Time 17 minutes
Servings
Muffins
Ingredients
Optional:
  • 1 cup add-ins fruit, nuts or chocolate chips
Healthy Oatmeal Muffins
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray your muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray or use muffin cups.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients and mix. In a separate bowl, add the rest of the ingredients, which are the "wet" ingredients, and mix well. Add the "wet mixture" to the dry mixture bowl and mix to combine all of the ingredients.
  3. Once the muffin batter is mixed, now is the time to gently fold in any additions, such as fruits, nuts or chocolate. I would only add 1 cup of add-ins for a full batch. After you have folded in any additional ingredients, or if you are making plain oatmeal muffins, you are ready to fill the muffin cups.
  4. This recipe should fill 12 muffin cups. Fill each cup to just below the top of the cup. Place the muffin pan into the preheated oven, on the middle rack, and bake for 16-18 minutes. Once finished, allow the muffins to cool for 5 to 10 minutes.

12 thoughts on “Healthy Oatmeal Muffins”

  1. My name is Carla and I found this recipe last night I tweaked it a little bit instead of just now I used almond and instead of just the Nella a used half an hour and a half almond extract and I also added shaved almonds and then I put cranberries Best oatmeal muffins I have ever made and instead a ginger I added a teaspoon of honey I couldn’t believe the taste of them it was unbelievable I hope you don’t mind that I tweaked it a little bit

  2. Hi! These sound great! I’m planning to make these soon for my kiddos. I dont have applesauce on hand. Any suggestions of what i can swap that for? Was thinking maybe 1/2C peanut butter, or a banana!

    1. Hi Zoe,

      I do think applesauce is going to give you the best results. However, if your option is between peanut butter and bananas, I would use the banana due to the moisture content. I would use 1 full cup of mashed ripe bananas in place of the cup of applesauce. I hope this helps.

  3. I just made them. They are yummy !! I accidentally put extra cinnamon but they are still delicious. Thanks for this recipe

  4. Hi, I’m Liza. I like the recipe very much and would like to have a try. But, I am not quite sure how much is a ‘cup’. Would you please give me some idea say, about 250gm?

    Thank you.

    Liza

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