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Breakfast Oatmeal Muffins

Another month has flown by and it's Muffin Monday again! This month's recipe is brought to you in part by my husband who buys variety packs of oatmeal but doesn't like one flavor that's in it. They were stacking up in the cabinet so I went searching the Taste of Home site for a way to use them up. 


These Breakfast Oatmeal Muffins call for leftover oatmeal, so I made up a couple packets and let them cool.  I did make a few other changes to the recipe, first subbing canola for the vegetable oil, that's what I keep on hand.  

Next up, the raisins.  While my guys will eat them, they don't really love them.  My son's vote was for cinnamon chips so I used those instead.  Chocolate chips, dried cranberries or other dried fruits would be great as well.

My one mistakes was forgetting to toss the cinnamon chips with some of the flour like my Gram taught me.   Most of them sunk to the bottom which made it harder to test when the muffins were done. I've noted it on the recipe for next time, and there definitely will be a next time because they're absolutely delicious muffins.

Thanks so much to Stacy for hosting #MuffinMonday and to all the other awesome bloggers who shared recipes today, be sure to go check out what they made using the links down below!


Breakfast Oatmeal Muffins

Breakfast Oatmeal Muffins
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup leftover oatmeal
  • 1 cup cinnamon chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Heat oven to 350º.
  2. In small bowl, toss cinnamon chips with 1T flour. Set aside
  3. In a large bowl, combine remaining flour, brown sugar, baking powder and baking soda.
  4. In another bowl, combine oil, eggs, oatmeal, cinnamon chips/flour and vanilla.
  5. Add to dry ingredients and stir just until moistened (the batter will be thin).
  6. Scoop into 12 greased muffin cups.
  7. Bake for 18 minutes or until the muffins test done.
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Karen said…
Do tell! What flavor of oatmeal does you husband dislike, lol! These do sound amazing, and cinnamon chips would be my choice too.
The cinnamon chips sound like the perfect addition to oatmeal muffins.
Radha said…
Oats and cinnamon, a heavenly combination. I love how you used leftovers to make this amazing muffin! Love the flavors!
Jolene said…
It was an apples and cinnamon flavor! Not sure what he didn't like about it, but he ate these muffins right up ;)
Swathi said…
Breakfast oatmeal muffins looks delicious and perfect breakfast any day.

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