Oatmeal Muffins  {A Pretty Life}

Mom’s Oatmeal Muffins

My Mom’s Oatmeal Muffins are a delicious and nutritious muffin!  One of my family’s favourite recipes!

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If there is one muffin recipe that I could make and eat over and over it would be this recipe for my Mom’s Oatmeal Muffins.  In fact, I make a batch of these at least once a month, sometimes more.  My kids recognize them as comfort food and are always happy to have them!  I love this so much because when I was a kid and my Mom made them for us, I enjoyed them as much as they do now!  Family recipes really are the best.

Oatmeal Muffins {A Pretty Life}

This simple recipe takes only a few minutes to assemble, and within about a half hour total you can have fresh baked muffins ready to enjoy.  They are tender, oat-y and so delicious!

Oatmeal Muffins {A Pretty Life}

This family recipe is perfect for lunch boxes and after school snacks.  Or invite a friend over for coffee and a spice tea.  So good.


Yields 12-16

Mom's Oatmeal Muffins

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup flour (for extra nutrition, you can use 1/3 cup whole wheat flour and 2/3 cup white flour)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine the oats and buttermilk, and let sit for about 5 minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, soda and baking powder.
  4. In another bowl combine the oil, egg and brown sugar. Then add this to the oat mix.
  5. Then combine the oat mix with the flour mix.
  6. Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  7. Scoop the batter evenly between 12 muffin cups for 12 large muffins, or you if you want smaller muffins, spread the batter between 16 muffin cups.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes.


I like to cut back on the wheat flour, so I often make these muffins with 1/2 flour and 1/2 cup oat flour. They're a little more crumbly and not as big, but they're just as good in terms of flavour.


Have a delicious day!

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  • Reply Savani February 12, 2011 at 12:04 AM

    oh man I gotsa find time to cook these and those cookies. walt still not eating. sick coop, suxs.

  • Reply ann February 12, 2011 at 12:25 AM

    Delicious looking muffins!

  • Reply Julie February 12, 2011 at 6:00 AM

    love these muffins too:) motherhood is definitely the least thankful most underrated job there is! Hope you all feel better soon.

  • Reply Maggie February 24, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    I’m always on the lookout for tried and tested muffin recipes, thanks for sharing yours.

  • Reply Miz Helen February 25, 2011 at 1:08 AM

    Hi Jo Anna,
    Your Oatmeal Muffins looks so good, I would just love one with my coffee. Thank you so much for bringing them to Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  • Reply Freebies Mom February 26, 2011 at 1:12 AM

    The muffins look moist and yummy.
    Hello! I am a new follower from Full Plate Thursday.
    Freebies Mom

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