Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Oatmeal Spice Muffins

Let's take a breakfast staple and throw it into a muffin. I've seen french toast muffins and pancake syrup muffins, probably bacon muffins, so why not oatmeal muffins? A nice compact way to get your oats for the day. You can easily season these with your favorite oatmeal toppings like blueberries or extra cinnamon or add some jam or nutella.

The only preplanning needed here is allowing the oats to soak in the buttermilk for about 30 minutes. While they soak, you can gather your ingredients and preheat the oven (400F, line the muffin pan too!). In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Once the oats have soaked up the buttermilk, add the eggs and brown sugar to the bowl and mix until combined. The batter so far will be very thick. Mix in the melted butter and vanilla, followed by the flour mixture. If you're adding any dried fruit or chocolate chips, now would be the time to fold 'em in.

Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pan, filling half way. Bake until golden on top and cooked through.

The verdict was these were more like scone muffins than muffin muffins but I'll take it! We are in England, after all.


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1.  Preheat the oven to 400F and line a muffin tin with paper liners (or grease like I did because I was fresh out of liners).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats and buttermilk. Allow to sit for 30-60 minutes until the oats have soaked up the milk.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. 
  4. Once the oats have soaked, add the eggs and brown sugar, mixing to combine. Next, stir in the melted butter and vanilla. 
  5. Add the flour mixture to the oats mixture and stir until no flour is visible. The batter will be very thick from the oats.
  6. Add any remaining fixins you'd like in the muffins before spooning the batter into the pan, filling a little over half-way.
  7. Bake for 20-30 minutes until golden brown on top and cooked through. 
  8. Enjoy with some jam or nutella, like a scone, or plain. 

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