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The Best Sourdough Glazed Donuts

 These whole wheat maple oat muffins are incredibly easy to make. The ingredients aren’t fancy. They make my house smell amazing while they are baking, and taste scrumptious straight out of the oven.

Breakfast food has always been my favorite. I love pancakes, waffles, eggs, sausage, oatmeal, cereal, toast, bagels, fresh fruit, smoothies, etc. I am always looking for new recipes to try for breakfast. When I found this one in an old cookbook, I had to tweak it and try it. We have loved the result over the years.

I love the transition from summer to fall when the air gets cooler in the morning. It makes me want to make something warm for breakfast that fills the house with wonderful smells!
The muffins are quick and aren’t too sweet. They have a hint of maple and cinnamon, which is perfect for a breakfast muffin. I don’t like giving my kids cupcakes disguised as muffins for breakfast and spiking their blood sugar. The oats in these help keep them satisfied longer too!
whole wheat maple oat muffins simple life by kels
*** I have been making these maple oat muffins for years, but have recently started making them dairy free by using cashew milk and swapping coconut oil for the butter. They are every bit as tasty!
Whole Wheat Maple Oat Muffins
Author: Kelsey
  • 1 c old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 c milk of choice
  • 1/2 c pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 c butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 c chopped walnuts (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Grease only the bottoms of 12 muffin cups or line with paper cups.
  3. In a large bowl, mix oats and milk together. Let sit 5 minutes.
  4. Add syrup, egg, and butter. Mix well.
  5. Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nuts. Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  6. Fill muffin tin 2/3 full.
  7. Bake 15-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Remove immediately from the pan. Serve warm.


Comments +

  1. Amber says:

    I want to try these. But I never have maple syrup. Think I can substitute something?

  2. kelsey says:

    Honey would be an easy substitute. Delicious.

  3. These look simple and good.
    (and I would have all the ingredients too. Bonus!)
    I always love your thoughts because they're just so honest. I know if you like it, I'd like it!

  4. AKutarna says:

    Oh yum! Making these tomorrow!

  5. Holly W says:

    Yes! I need more muffin recipes like this one! I love the almond butter banana muffin recipe I told you about last spring and I make it a lot. So glad to have this one too. Thanks!

  6. Erin says:

    Made these this morning. So, so good! Definitely adding them into my muffin rotation. Thanks for the great recipes!

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Hey, I'm Kels!

a homeschooling mom of four who used to blog about food, has a book about sourdough, and who is now walking through the grief of losing my dad.

I have lots of recipes and resources, but now it's just about me being real, walking through the messy and beautiful parts of life.


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