Great Grains Oatmeal Muffins

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Serves: 10,Yield: 18muffins
  • About This Recipe

    “A great-tasting, grainy muffin. “

    Ingredients

  • 1cupold fashioned oats
  • 1cupsteel cut oats
  • 2cupsbuttermilk
  • 1/2 cupoil
  • 1/2 cupbrown sugar
  • 2eggs
  • 2cups whole wheat flour (whole wheat is preferred) or 2cupswhite flour( whole wheat is preferred)
  • 2teaspoonsbaking powder
  • 1teaspoonbaking soda
  • 1teaspoonsalt
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional) or 1/2 cupother dried fruit(optional)
  • 1/2 cupchopped nuts(optional)
  • Directions

  • Beat eggs in large mixing bowl.
  • Add buttermilk, oil, brown sugar, salt, and oats.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, and baking soda separately, then combine with egg mixture.
  • Add fruit and nuts, if desired.
  • Fill greased muffin tins 0.75 full and bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes , or until golden.
  • NOTE: Rolled oats may be substituted for steel cut oats.
  • Reviews

  • “This recipe was great. My husband thought they were just great, and takes them for breakfast.I added 1T. of cinnamon to the batter, 1/2 cup of coconut and 1/2 cup of wheat bran.”

  • “I made this recipe for my husband who was recently advised to go on a high-fiber diet.I substituted skim milk (& soured it with 2 tbsp vinegar), and added about 1/3 c wheat germ to the recipe.After filling the muffin papers, I sprinkled on some cinnamon sugar.Being a fairly picky eater, I wasn’t sure he’d like them — but he did!!I think the next time I make them I might add some cinnamon or nutmeg to the batter.And I might swap some applesauce for some of the oil.These are yummy!”

  • “I made these just as described with 2 changes….I used 1/4c applesauce and 1/4c Smart Balance oil, plus I forgot to add the vinegar to sour the organic skim (tastes MUCH better than regular skim) milk that I used.I added the 1/2c of raisins, but not the nuts.I LOVE the fiber & protein that the whole grains contribute and the texture from the steel cut oats is awesome.The only reason I’m not giving 5 stars is that the taste was a wee bit on the bland side (which could be my bad for forgetting the vinegar). Next time I’ll add some spices (cloves & ginger?). Thanks for sharing!”

  • “These were surprisingly tasty for how few ingredients it calls for. I was worried they would taste plain since my kids are anti nut and anti raisin, but they were actually quite good. I baked half the batch with the recipe as-is and half with the addition of vanilla and cinnamon, and the original won out in popularity. I used skim milk soured with apple cider vinegar in place of the buttermilk. Next time I’ll try adding apple sauce to replace half the oil to reduce the fat.”

  • “Thanks, these were great muffins.A little on dry side with the finished product, but overall very nice and chock full of good things.I used ww flour and added in pumpkin seeds & raisins.I love the extra texture the steel cut oats adds.I think this is my new go-to recipe for muffins!”

  • “These muffins are just outstanding!I used 1 cup whole wheat flour and 1 cup cornmeal.Then I added a heaping teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 teaspoon almond extract, and I used 1/2 cup dried currants and 1/2 cup dried sour cherries.Just delicious.I love the texture of the steel cut oats.They were great fresh out of the oven slathered with butter, but also good plain.Thanks for sharing!”

  • “This is a really good recipe.The muffins are nice and grainy.Use the steel cut oats for maximum texture.You can add fresh fruit too, if you don’t have dried on hand.I made mine with 1 chopped apple and some cinnamon.I like these for a quick on-the-go breakfast treat.Thanks for sharing!”

  • “My family really enjoyed these muffins. I used whole wheat flour and no optional additions. The steel cut oats gave them a nutty texture. Thanks for a great healthy recipe.”

  • “Turned out great.Just what I was looking for, a hearty, grainy and substantial muffins for our breakfast.Tasted great and did the job!Thanks for posting this recipe.”

  • “Pretty good! I like oats but I cut the amount in half for my own tastes;I used old fash oats. Added 2 tsp cinn, 1 tsp vanilla & 1/4 cup Splenda. I also used applesauce for the oil. I tried some “plain” (w/o nuts or fruit) then added some mini choc chips-both turned out nice. Great, healthy recipe. “

  • “One of the best “healthy” muffins I’ve tried. I only had old-fashioned oats so I used 2 cups. I added dried cranberries, a few tsp. of orange zest and walnuts. I enjoyed them but next time will add a little more zest and some vanilla. I think they would be good with raisins, some cinnamon and vanilla too. Thanks for sharing this tasty, healthy recipe that is so versatile!”

  • “I recommend this recipe because I’ve eaten these muffins many times.These muffins taste great heated in the micro and then covered with natural applesauce.A little cinnamon sugar on top makes it the perfect breakfast treat!”

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