Breakfast Rut? 8 Oatmeal Muffin Recipes to Fuel You

8 Oatmeal Muffin Recipes to Fuel You

Real talk: Mornings are hard. If you’ve got to sprint out the door, it’s easy to resort to grabbing a sugary muffin from your local coffee shop. But what if there were a healthier way to do breakfast on-the-go? Enter: oatmeal muffins, hybrid baked goods that are about to become your new favorite portable breakfast.

Muffins made from oatmeal? It may sound crazy, but the combination is actually pretty genius. Sometimes sweet and sometimes savory, muffins are a classic breakfast stand-by that are easy to slip into your bag and snack on during your morning commute. And then there’s fiber-rich oatmeal, which has a plain taste that makes it extremely versatile. (Translation: Your oats can handle any crazy flavors you dream up.) From zucchini muffins to blueberry peach muffins, we’ve rounded up eight oatmeal muffin recipes that will make you never want to skip breakfast again.

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8 Healthy Oatmeal Muffin Recipes      

Pumpkin-Spice-Oatmeal-Muffins-Recipe

1. Pumpkin Oat Muffins
Plot twist: Consuming anything pumpkin-flavored doesn’t always have to be basic. The applesauce and pumpkin puree give these bite-sized cakes a more sophisticated flavor and a lot of moisture without tons of oil. Photo and recipe: Crissie Baker / The Busy Baker

Pineapple Ginger Oatmeal Muffins

2. Pineapple Ginger Oatmeal Muffins
Try not to drool over these scrumptious-looking muffins. The great thing about these bite-sized treats is that they have no added sugar, but they’ll still taste sweet thanks to the pineapple. Photo and recipe: Karen Lushious / Lushious Eats

Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins

3. Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins
Blueberries and oatmeal are a match made in breakfast heaven. Loaded with superfoods like chia seeds and walnuts, these muffins will energize your day without weighing you down. At 130 calories each, it’s okay to eat more than one. Photo and recipe: Alexa Schirm / Life by Daily Burn

Whole Wheat Banana Oatmeal Muffins Recipe

4. Eggless Whole Wheat Banana Oatmeal Muffins
No eggs, no problem. Instead, mashed banana holds together the muffin batter and help create a dense and decadent texture. Crushed walnuts deliver a satisfying crunch, plus the protein that you would’ve gotten from an egg. Photo and recipe: Shweta Arora / Shweta in the Kitchen

Apple-Zucchini-Oatmeal-Muffins-Recipe

5. Apple Zucchini Muffins
These muffins look and taste just like your favorite zucchini bread. They’re packed with fiber-rich oats and Greek yogurt, a healthy source of protein and probiotics. Zucchini, which delivers vitamin C and manganese, can be added in and the pickiest eaters won’t notice. Photo and recipe: Terri Truscello Miller / Love and Confections

Blueberry Peach Quinoa Oatmeal Muffins

6. Blueberry Peach Quinoa Oatmeal Muffins
Your classic blueberry muffin just got a healthy makeover. Made with quinoa flour, which has more of a bitter taste than all-purpose flour, this gluten-free muffin has a bit more protein and fewer carbs than your average treat. Dense, moist and loaded with peaches and blueberries, these muffins have just enough sweetness to wake up your morning. Photo and recipe: Renee Dobbs / Magnolia Days

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Vegan Citrus Oatmeal Muffins Recipe

7. Vegan Upside Down Citrus Muffins
Why not start your day upside-down? With only 200 calories and exotic citrus, this recipe is a low-cal party for your taste buds. Bai Bubbles, a carbonated drink, give these muffins their dome-y shapes and a naturally sweet flavor that’s complemented by fresh mandarin oranges. Photo and recipe: Taylor Kiser / Food Faith Fitness

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Carrot Oatmeal Muffins Recipe

8. Carrot Oatmeal Muffins
Think of these as mini carrot cakes. (Yes, we are giving you permission to eat dessert for breakfast!) Shredded carrots used keep the muffins moist while also delivering fiber and vitamin A. These are perfect to bake and freeze ahead of time. Feeling fancy? Add in raisins or walnuts for more crunch. Photo and recipe: Olena / iFoodReal

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