The Ultimate Healthy Oatmeal Muffins

These healthy oatmeal muffins are perfect for breakfasts and snacks! Deliciously cozy with lots of warm spices, soft oats fill every bite. A special ingredient and mixing trick yield an incredibly tender and moist texture, with virtually no extra effort. Truly — this muffin recipe is quite easy to make!

 

the ultimate healthy oatmeal muffins in white paper wrappers sitting on top of a wooden serving board lined with white parchment paper – easy and healthy muffin recipe with oats and spices – low calorie, low fat, sugar free, and clean eating with whole wheat and gluten free options – made with Greek yogurt and no refined sugar

 
One spring weekend during high school, my dad dropped me off at a friend’s house. Between our busy schedules and how she lived a few towns away, we rarely saw each other, so we took advantage of that sunny Saturday and planned an entire day of fun.

Around noon, we walked two miles along the bike paths and trails in her neighborhood that eventually led to a cute downtown area. She suggested one of the smaller local restaurants, and the hostess immediately seated us outside at a small table for two.

I opened the menu and started scanning the various options. My friend pointed out her favorites, including a cranberry and apple spinach salad and another of goat cheese and mixed greens, while a waiter set down two frosty glasses of ice water and a petite wicker basket in the center of the table.
 

two rows of three ultimate healthy oatmeal muffins in white paper liners sitting on top of a wooden serving board lined with white parchment paper – easy and healthy muffin recipe with oats and spices – low calorie, low fat, sugar free, and clean eating with whole wheat and gluten free options – made with Greek yogurt and no refined sugar

 
After we thanked him, my friend pulled back the linen napkin to reveal two types of warm, freshly baked bread: an airy white sourdough and a heartier whole wheat. Whole oats garnished the tops of the latter, and as we thoroughly enjoyed snacking on both beautifully soft varieties while waiting for our entrées, I made a mental note to try decorating my next batch of muffins the same way.

The following weekend, back in my own kitchen, I pulled out a set of mixing bowls and got to work. After dolloping the batter into our well-worn muffin tins, I sprinkled a tiny pinch of oats on top of each one. I smiled down at the pale flakes, slid the pans into the oven, and set a timer.

When it beeped, I slipped my hand into an oven mitt and placed the tray on top of the stove. Impatient, I leaned against the granite countertop and stared at their beautifully tall domed tops, lazy curls of steam rising from the tip of each, silently willing them to cool faster. Finally, after what felt like an eternity, I gently picked up the first one to move it to a wire rack…
 

overhead view of six ultimate healthy oatmeal muffins sitting on a wooden serving board lined with white parchment paper, with one muffin broken in half to reveal the texture inside – easy and healthy muffin recipe with oats and spices – low calorie, low fat, sugar free, and clean eating with whole wheat and gluten free options – made with Greek yogurt and no refined sugar

 
And all of the oats fell off — every last flake.

The same thing happened again… And again… And again. No matter how gingerly I touched them, the toasted and slightly crunchy oats popped right off and scattered all over the floor. Not a single one remained on the muffins.

By the time all twelve sat on the cooling rack, I couldn’t help but laugh… And I also learned a valuable lesson.

Oats do much better inside of muffins!
 

an ultimate healthy oatmeal muffin in a white paper liner sitting on top of a folded newspaper, directly in front of a small white mug of espresso – easy and healthy muffin recipe with oats and spices – low calorie, low fat, sugar free, and clean eating with whole wheat and gluten free options – made with Greek yogurt and no refined sugar

 
So that’s the way I made these ultimate healthy oatmeal muffins! I folded the oats into the batter, rather than sprinkling them on top, and I absolutely loved the way they turned out.

Incredibly soft, deliciously cozy, sweet and spiced and scrumptious… They always seem to disappear quickly — because they’re perfect for breakfast, mid-morning coffee breaks, and even afternoon snacks!
 

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