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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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