The Only Oatmeal Muffin Recipe You’ll Ever Need

the best oatmeal muffin recipe

the best oatmeal muffin recipe

the best oatmeal muffin recipe

This is the only oatmeal muffin recipe you'll ever need because it is so adaptable. Easily substitute ingredients, add toppings, add raisins, nuts, berries – basically you can use what you already have in your cupboards to make a super tasty and filling muffin.

I love these in the mornings when I'm running late (always) and get tempted to stop and get something to eat on the way to work. I'm trying to get in the habit of making a batch at the beginning of the week, and then freezing them so they're always ready to go if i need one.

Oh oatmeal, you win, again.

How to Make Super Oatmeal Muffins- The Only Oatmeal Muffin Recipe You'll Ever Need…


  • 1 cup milk (almond, soy or rice milk works great too)
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats or 1 cup old-fashioned oats (off-brand works perfectly and they are no different from the name-brand)
  • 1 egg (or 1/4 cup of mashed banana or 1 tablespoon flax seed mixed with 2-3 tablespoons of water)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil or 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (or wheat flour)
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 425°f (220°c). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. In a small bowl, combine milk and oats. Soak for 15 minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat together egg and oil; stir in oatmeal mixture. In a third bowl, sift together flour, cinnamon, sugar, baking soda and salt. Stir flour mixture into wet ingredients, just until combined. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups until cups are 2/3 full.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 15-25 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean.


The first time I made these I added mini chocolate chips just because they were in the cupboard and sounded good. I also love adding a brown sugar, cinnamon, and chopped walnut mixture to the center of the muffin. Spoon a bit of batter into the muffin tin, add a layer of the sugar and nut mixture and then top with the rest of the batter until the cup is just about full. It's also tasty to use that sugary nut mixture on the top of the muffins. I like how these muffins are so easy to modify and how they can be healthy or not depending on what you're in the mood for. Yay for baking!


Do you have a recipe that is always a “go-to” for you? One that is easy, healthy, basic, and easy to modify?  

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