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Oat Flour Muffins

April 19, 2021

Swap out regular flour in these healthy and customizable oat flour muffins. Made with whole-grain ground oats, unrefined sugar and dairy-free ingredients for a muffin recipe the whole family will love.

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Ingredients You Need:

  • Oat flour – you can use store-bought or grind up your own
  • Coconut palm sugar – or brown sugar or other granulated sugar
  • Baking soda + baking powder – helps the muffins rise.
  • Cinnamon – the perfect spice pairing for these muffins.
  • Applesauce – you can replace with canned pumpkin or mashed banana.
  • Almond milk – feel free to sub in any other kind of milk.
  • Coconut oil – this adds moistness.
  • Large egg – helps bind the muffin together.
  • Vanilla extract – a flavor enhancer.
  • Optional add-ins– chocolate chips, blueberries, raisins etc…

What is Oat Flour?

Oat flour is essentially just ground up rolled oats. You can buy pre-ground oats from the grocery store or you can even make oat flour at home. Making oat flour is super easy. Just add your rolled oats to your blender and blend until a fine flour consistency is formed. I use my Vitamix which does the trick really well but any old blender should do.

You can use both regular rolled oats or quick-cook oats. Do NOT use steel-cut oats as they cannot always be finely milled to a a flour that is necessary for these oat flour muffins.

How to Make Oat Flour Muffins

STEP 1: Combine oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

STEP 2: In a separate bowl combine mashed applesauce, almond milk, coconut oil, egg and vanilla. Add dry mixture to wet and stir until just combined. Fold in add-ins of choice.

STEP 3: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease or place liners into a muffin tin. Scoop batter evenly into 10 cups. Bake for 20-25 mins. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 mins. Remove from tray and let cool completely on a wire rack.

STEP 4: Will keep for up to 5 days in an airtight container or in freezer for months.

Flavor Variations

The sky is the limit when it comes to flavor variations for these oat flour muffins. You can really add in 1/2-1 cup of your favorite mix-ins. Truly anything will work but here are some suggestions:

  • Chocolate – 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • Peanut Butter – 1/4 cup peanut butter – just mix it right into the batter! You can also add chocolate chips too
  • Berries – 1/2-1 cup of blueberries or any other fresh or frozen berry
  • Grated Carrot – 1 large carrot for carrot cake muffins
  • Grated zucchini – 1 large zucchini for an added veggie boost (just be sure to squeeze out all moisture!)
  • Dried fruit – use 1/2 cup of whatever you have on hand.

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Oat Flour Muffins

Swap out regular flour in these healthy and customizable oat flour muffins. Made with whole-grain ground oats, unrefined sugar + dairy-free!

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10 muffins 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cups oat flour (ground up rolled oats)
  • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup applesauce (or mashed pumpkin or 1 large banana, mashed)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup add-ins: chocolate chips, blueberries, raisins etc…

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a muffin tray with liners or spray with non-stick spray. You will only need 10 liners.
  3. Combine oat flour, coconut palm sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  4. In a separate bowl combine mashed applesauce, almond milk, coconut oil, egg and vanilla.
  5. Add dry mixture to wet and stir until just combined.
  6. Fold in add-ins of choice.
  7. Scoop batter evenly into 10 cups.
  8. Bake for 20-25 mins.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 mins.
  10. Remove from tray and let cool completely on a wire rack.
  11. Will keep for up to 5 days in an airtight container or in freezer for months.

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  • Reply
    Marie
    August 28, 2021 at 9:17 am

    What’s the nutritional content breakdown please?

  • Reply
    Debra H.
    August 21, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    Loved this recipe. Something yummy for me trying to be heart healthy. I used mashed up pears for my 1/2 C. of puree. So good!! I also used canola oil instead of coconut.

  • Reply
    Vanessa
    May 25, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    Hi! I loved these! The only thing is they were falling apart a bit. I followed the recipe exactly. Is there a tip you could you could give to keeping them together a bit more? Another egg maybe? Thank you.

    • Reply
      Davida Lederle
      May 25, 2021 at 11:11 pm

      Sorry to hear that! You certainly could try another egg. Mine don’t fall apart for me but oven temps can vary, which could affect the final muffin result.

  • Reply
    Kaylyn
    April 29, 2021 at 11:39 am

    Would they still turn out if I don’t use the egg?

  • Reply
    Rosanne
    April 27, 2021 at 11:33 am

    Davida, I am really enjoying these muffins for breakfast. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply
    Lorraine Scott
    April 23, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    I like reading what you write.

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