Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins

Have you ever eaten something that you can’t stop thinking about it?  One of my somethings are these Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins.  Years ago Ken and I went Up North skiing, we stayed at a little motel that served a continental breakfast. They served us the most wonderful array of  scrumptiously colossal muffins.  I nicknamed our hostess The Muffin Maven.  She would seriously have 5-8 varieties of delicious muffins out every morning.  Of course, I had to ask if she would share her recipes.  Much to my excitement she obliged me with a cute little hand made muffin cookbook, for freeeee.  The Muffin Maven said it wasn’t’ the first time she’d been asked.

So here is my dilemma…16 years later, I can’t find the cute little pink muffin cookbook!  And I have had a hankerin’ for the oatmeal muffins now for about 10 years!  The straw that broke the camels back was the fact that my littlest has a hard time eating breakfast.  She likes oatmeal, but it takes her awhile to eat it and she can’t get it down before school.  She is able to wash down baked goods if they are moist….we have some textural hypersensitivity issues going on in our house in the AM.  So I decided to try and recreate the Oatmeal Muffin in the attempt to get her to eat breakFAST!

After digging through a few cookbooks and combining a few recipes and ideas this is what I came up with.  They are even better than I remember them!  Not too sweet, very moist, a hint of cinnamon from the crumble topping, the perfect breakfast muffin!  You don’t even need to get out your mixer, you can whip them up in a bowl with just your spatula.  There is something about using an old fashioned spatula that makes recipes more comforting….don’tcha think?  Plus a spatula is much easier to lick than the beaters from my mixer!




I think they would freeze well too…they haven’t lasted around here long enough for me to give freezing a try, but I bet they would freeze wonderfully.

 Now go whip yourself up a batch of Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins,  grab a cup -O-joe, and call it a day!
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  1. 1
    Nancy :

    These sound yummy! We had “baked oatmeal” at a camp we went to one time and it was sooo good. It was pretty similar to Tidy Mom’s baked oatmeal recipe. You should try it sometime if you’ve never had it. http://tidymom.net/2010/baked-peanut-butter-oatmeal/ How can you go wrong with baked goods for breakfast?

    • 1.1
      Sheila :

      I love baked oatmeal! Or have you ever had Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal in the crock pot? Mmmmmm I should share that one! Have a great night, Sheila

  2. 2
    kasandra :

    Where’s the cinnamon?

    • 2.1
      Sheila :

      Ooops thanks for pointing out that I forgot the cinnamon! Sheesh! What would I do with out friends? ; ) 1 teaspoon in the streusel topping. I will go back and fix it right now.

  3. 3

    I have a baked oatmeal recipe I adore but this sounds like baked oatmeal in a muffin! YUM. I will triple the recipe to have some on hand to freeze. Definitely baking these up soon.
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    Karrie :

    I made these the other day…but I only put in 1/2 cup of flour…it didn’t look right, but I am not all that great at math and forgot that when using a 1/2 cup scoop, I must scoop twice before equaling a cup!! OOPS!! They were still yummy…and super-moist!! I will definitely be making these again soon with the accurate ingredients!!

    • 4.1
      Sheila :

      Karrie, Too funny! I have made some of my best discoveries in the kitchen by making silly mistakes….I just need to remember to write down what I did wrong! ; D

  5. 5
    Lesley :

    I made these tonight. They are delicious. I found your blog through the chocolate chip cookie recipe. You are very encouraging, funny, and sweet. Thank you.

    • 5.1
      Sheila :

      Lesley, So glad that you like them as much as my little gal! Someone recently told me they made them with blueberries and they were fantastic. Thanks for stopping in to Eat 2 Gather ; )

  6. 6
    Rebecca :

    I found you when i was searching oatmeal muffins on Pinterest. I am SOOO glad i did! These are like oatmeal cookies in a muffin. Made these for a Zoo trip with another family and the kids and adults loved them.
    Making a triple batch right now and plan on “trying” to freeze some for quick breakfast/snacks.
    I look forward to looking and around and trying more of your recipes.

    • 6.1
      Sheila :

      Rebecca! So glad you found me! Hope you find other yummies around Eat 2 Gather for your family. Have a great day, Sheila

  7. 7
    alisha :

    I tried them last night and they were moist and supper yummy.

  8. 8
    alisha :

    Wow these are really yummy. So glad I found this recipe…thanks for sharing.

  9. 9
    Adriane :

    Looking at the recipie and I have everything but the buttermilk… Would it be ok to use regular 2%? They sound great!

    • 9.1
      Sheila :

      2% will work just fine, or if you have white vinegar add 1 tablespoon per cup of milk and it’s just the same as buttermilk! Hope you enjoy them ; )

  10. 10
    Kaya :

    Hi! I just made these using regular milk and coconut for the topping, they are just out of the oven and smell DIVINE! Thanks! 🙂

  11. 11
    Kaya :

    just ate one fresh from the oven – on of the best muffins ever!!!

  12. 12
    Erin :

    These muffins have become a family favorite for us. I make them often on the weekends and we just love them. Thanks for the recipe!

    • 12.1
      Sheila :

      Erin, Thanks for taking the time to comment and let me know! The freeze well too if you happen to have extras 😉 Have a great day! Sheila