Perfect Oat Muffins

This recipe is for protein packed oat muffins. I make these for my kids so they have a great snack at school to keep their energy levels up. We call them “brainergy” muffins! They are moist and packed full of flavor. They don’t taste like they are healthy! Try out these perfect oat muffins designed to help kick that energy level up a notch.

Ingredients for Oat Muffins:

1 1/2 Cup Oats
1 1/4 Cup all-purpose flour
3/4 Teaspoons cinnamon
1 Teaspoon baking powder
3/4 Teaspoon baking soda
1 Cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 Cup milk
1 Teaspoon pure vanilla
1/2 Cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
3 Tablespoons oil (vegetable recommended for this recipe)
2 Egg whites

Ingredients for topping:

1/2 Cup of oats
2 Tablespoon light brown sugar
2 Tablespoon butter, melted

What cooking utensils will I need?

One large mixing bowl
Muffin tins
Paper liners or cooking spray (I use spray, easier on the kids at school to not have a liner)
1/4 measuring cup to help scoop and fill muffins
Small mixing bowl for topping mixture

First thing to do:

Preheat oven to 400 F
Prepare your muffin tins with paper liners or spray

Prepare the Oat muffin batter:

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

In large mixing bowl add 1 1/2 Cup Oats, 1 1/4 Cup White Flour, 3/4 Teaspoons cinnamon, 1 Teaspoon baking powder, 3/4 Teaspoon baking soda
Mix together with the spatula
Add 1 Cup unsweetened applesauce, 1/2 Cup milk, 1 Teaspoon pure vanilla, 1/2 Cup light brown sugar, 3 Tablespoons oil, 2 Egg whites
Mix together with spatula just until combined
Scoop the batter into the muffin tins, fill each one until it is almost full

Prepare the Oat muffin topping:

Melt the 2 tablespoons of butter in a safe dish using the microwave
In a small mixing bowl add 1/2 Cup of oats and 2 Tablespoon light brown sugar
Pour the melted butter into the bowl and mix the ingredients well
Put an even amount of topping on each muffin

Bake the Oat muffins:

Bake in preheated oven at 400 F for 20-22 minutes, when they are a deep golden brown they are ready!

Important notes for you:

Baked goods continue to bake for an additional 2-3 minutes after you remove them from the oven. My recommendation: I bake for 20 minutes on this recipe and they come out perfect and moist! The perfect Oat Muffins!

Milk recommendation: You can use whatever milk you would like (skim, 1%, 2% etc.) When making for the kids, I would recommend 2% or higher so they get the extra fats that they need.

Oil recommendation: I generally use olive oil with most of my cooking, however olive oil might throw off the flavor a bit so I used vegetable oil

4 thoughts on “Perfect Oat Muffins”

  1. Hey Elizabeth! I was so pleased to come upon your post as I have been seeking out a muffin recipe to try out with my little guy who is all over the oats! I am not the most seasoned baker so the easy to follow and easy to read instructions make what would normally be a daunting task to me, takes away the overwhelm and instills confidence that I can dial in what I am sure will be a delicious result! Thanks amiga! Keep these super helpful and delicious posts coming!

    1. These muffins are definitely worth giving a shot and your little guy is going to love them as the oats really come out in flavor with this recipe. Slightly sweet and moist muffin and the topping gets a little crunch to it when baked. Delicious and really easy! Let me know if you have any questions my friend! If you do try them, comment back and let me know how they turned out. Take care Bex and family!

  2. Hey Elizabeth, Yumm!
    Thanks for sharing this delicious and healthy recipe that is great for kids too
    Just a question for us Gluten Free types. is there such a thing as gluten free oats? There are so many health benefits to oatmeal and I would like to enjoy this recipe too.
    Any brands and ideas would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you, John

    1. Hi John! Thank you for this question as I am sure that many would like to know. One of the highest rated Organic mixes would be Nature’s Path Organic Oats. At Kroger, they have this brand as well as Bob’s Red Mill which is also highly rated. You can replace one of those with the Quaker oats I have in the recipe to get the gluten free muffins that you are looking for. Thank you so much for commenting and good luck on finding a brand that works for you!

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