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Brown Sugar Oat Muffins Recipe

Brown Sugar Oat Muffins Recipe

With Kansas being one of the top wheat-producing states, it seems only fitting to share a recipe containing whole wheat flour. These are great muffins to have for breakfast or a late night snack with a cup of hot cocoa. —Regina Stock, Topeka, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 35 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Peanut butter and honey, optional


  • 1. Preheat oven to 400°. Mix first six ingredients. In another bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Add to oat mixture; stir just until moistened.
  • 2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 15-17 minutes.
  • 3. Cool 5 minutes before removing muffins to a wire rack. Serve warm. If desired, spread with peanut butter and honey. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 muffin: 192 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 202mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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middjett User ID: 7818954 255160
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2016

"First off, thank you for this recipe. I really do like it.

Good muffin. Not to sweet, which is great. Seemed a tad dry on the first batch (That is why only 4 stars), but the 2nd time around, I added 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce, cut the amount of oil in half, added 1/4 cup ground flax, cut the sugar down to 1/2 cup (Used white, was out of brown both times), doubled the vanilla. Also used unsweetened almond milk. Both times added 1/2 cup of raisins. If I had made these exact changes the 1st time I made them, I would have given 5 stars. Next time, Im thinking adding some lemon juice and poppy seeds. So many possibility with this recipe."

corkymonster1977 User ID: 7017080 251722
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2016

"Great muffin. Hardy texture. I added pumpkin pie spice. Perfect without butter, jam or anything."

DWare5883 User ID: 5884353 239896
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2015

"Good muffin that is not too sweet."

Nan Mock User ID: 611392 220508
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2015

"I was looking for a base recipe for oatmeal muffins and this one is perfect! I added in 1-1/2 cups of chopped apples that were mixed with cinnamon and sugar. I also added a streusel to the top, made of flour, brown sugar and butter. The muffins baked up perfectly, they're soft, and taste wonderful. Great recipe!"

Baking Diva User ID: 4467421 218492
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2015

"Make these often for my family. Men tend to like the heartiness of these muffins, I've found."

NanZim User ID: 3929200 82771
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2014

"These muffins are nice to serve with jam as a breakfast treat. They also make a nice after school snack. They freeze well too."

Kimmu-chan User ID: 3487168 91427
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2014

"Delicious! Perfect breakfast muffins."

Beckiboo User ID: 5323712 99223
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

"Great mild oat muffin! I don't feel like I'm serving cupcakes for breakfast! : ) Entire family loves them warm out of the oven and we even renamed these- "Mommy's Good Morning Muffins""

JolenaHughes User ID: 7652709 34242
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014


wjamanda User ID: 6518294 58799
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2013

"I also forgot to add to my last review that I also substituted organic coconut oil (melted) instead of the canola oil.. and they were very light and much healthier for my family. :)"

wjamanda User ID: 6518294 204705
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2013

"I thought that these turned out wonderful! I used organic whole wheat flour and instead of just using vanilla extract, I used 3/4 tsp almond extract & 1/4 tsp vanilla. They turned out so flavorful and even my picky eaters begged for seconds! Because I am a busy mom of four, I mixed up the dry ingredients the night before and just added the wet ingredients the next morning. I am also going to make several more batches of the dry ingredients, package and label them for future breakfast.. so that all I have to do is pull out the bag, add the extract, milk and fresh eggs and breakfast is served!! :)"

Vetmama User ID: 7329388 99153
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2013

"I substituted white flour for all of the flour.

We loved them and plan to make them again."

Feen User ID: 1925557 42170
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2013

"I added chocolate chips but they were still too bland.... maybe some chopped apple would give them some flavor."

katiecarr27 User ID: 5855323 53228
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2012

"easy vegan conversion. Everyone loves this in my family and at parties!"

amandakaye747 User ID: 5402044 204704
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2012

"As is, this recipe is just OK. But add a teaspoon of cinnamon and a handful of rum-soaked raisins, and they are wonderful!"

grandmaperson User ID: 4642852 34241
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

"I had hoped that they would be much better than they turned out. I bake muffins all the time, but these were very gritty & dry. I think that too much whole wheat flour was called for in the recipe. I probably won't make them again."

tnewell User ID: 4626032 104652
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2011

"The base recipe is good. I added 1 tap of cinnamon (I thought it was 1/2, but I grabbed the wRong spoon), a dash of pumpkin pie spice and chopped up a small granny smith. I only had a 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour so I used that and substituted all purpose flour for the rest. Came out really tasty. I'll use all whole wheat flour next time. Texture wasn't cake like, just right."

jicook13 User ID: 5843439 53227
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2011

"i liked these but was not crazy about them but i do want to try with the cinnamon"

linsvin User ID: 1584655 82769
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2011

"Just what those muffins needed was a teaspoon of cinnamon. Good recommendation. Not too dense, will put this in the recipe box!"

marciaoakley User ID: 1474421 40274
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2010

"I used all white all-purpose flour and added a tsp. of cinnamon like others had suggested. These muffins are really good!"

vicki1968 User ID: 1078887 42169
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2010

"These muffins are really good. I am always trying to find a healthy snack for my kids to eat. They really liked them. I did add 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1/2 tsp nutmeg. Great recipe. I will be making these again"

nebraskagirl User ID: 743431 83453
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2010

"These muffins are great! I used skim milk instead of 2% just because that's all I had on hand. I also added 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1/2 cup of raisins. They are so good. Sweet but not too sweet."

misscamaro88 User ID: 3056165 82767
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2010

"I love the texture of these. I only had skim milk handy and I reduced the oil and they are delicious! I added some saigon cinnamon and chocolate chips to the last quarter of my batch - awesome!"

xicota User ID: 944314 204703
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2010

"Excellent recipe! The old-fashioned oats gave the muffins a bit of texture, which was nice---almost like nuts. The only change I made was to add a teaspoon of nutmeg. These are great plain, or with a bit of butter or jam. I will be making these again, definitely!"

bulmercarol User ID: 2651259 104584
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2010

"This is a real muffin recipe. So many muffin recipes are more like cake. I've tried close to twenty recipes without much luck. This one is great because it is the right "muffin" consistency and flavor. I made it with my son who loved the muffins and was very proud. We made it exactly as the recipe called, but I think it could be altered easily with fruit or nuts, etc. That said, this one doesn't need altering. Alas, I have found muffin happiness!"

nataliepooh User ID: 1727 204702
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2010

"These were delicious. I added a teaspoon of cinnamon to the dry ingredients. Next time I will add some chopped walnuts and some raisins."

KJ1 User ID: 1778245 130651
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2010

"I can't wait to try these! If you don't like the wheat flour, though, just replace it with the same amount of all-purpous flour. the wheat flour just makes it healthier."

tankala143 User ID: 6135947 204701
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2010

"This is nice."

Ladyofshalott87 User ID: 3567636 83442
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2010

"Omgosh, were these good! Very moist! I did add some cinnamon..which gave them a great flavor! I will definitely make these again."

downundercanadian User ID: 4302163 204700
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2010

"All 3 of my children thought that this was a fantastic treat for morning tea! And they didn't have any idea that it was actually healthy for them!"

Windwisprd User ID: 3895193 58798
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2010

"I didn't care for it myself, but I can always taste the whole wheat. I can say, however, that not a one was left at the snack table I cook for every Sunday. For those who like this type of muffin, I'd have to say it's a good recipe."

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 34808
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2009

"These are delicious with almost a honey-like taste. But we thought they were a little "plain"...will add raisins and nuts next time."

linsvin User ID: 1584655 53163
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2009

"It's hard to find a whole wheat flour recipe that tastes good...but this one is outstanding! Still very moist, baked up beautifully! If you are watching the fat, no need to add the butter, it's that good!"

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