Super easy melt and mix Oaty Muffins with 3 different flavour combinations: blueberry, chocolate chunk or apple and cinnamon.
Often in these winter months we spend lots of time with the kids indoors. A great way to entertain your little ones, especially during the school holidays, is to get them into the kitchen. I teamed up with Countdown to create this super recipe for Easy Oaty Muffins. There are 3 different flavours that you can create at home so you or the kids can choose your favourite.
I picked up all of my baking basics from my local Countdown supermarket, they have a huge range of great quality products at affordable prices all winter. Make sure you look out for the yellow sticker specials in store and online.
How to make oaty muffins:
First of all mix together the melted butter with sugar, milk, eggs and oats. Sift in the self-raising flour and stir everything together. Now it is time to choose which flavour muffins you want to make? Blueberry, apple and cinnamon or chocolate chunk. Add your choice to the bowl and fold it together until just incorporated, you don't want to over mix your muffins or they will get tough.
If you choose the chocolate chunk option I like to add a few extra pieces to the top of each muffin. Below is a photo of Archie adding the extra chocolate, I am sure a few missed the muffins and went into his mouth.
The last step before baking is to sprinkle a mixture of sugar and cinnamon over the top of each muffin, this gives it a lovely crunchy topping.
Bake your muffins until they are golden and cooked through. If you want you could make a double batch to freeze some from later. Perfect for school lunches, simply freeze muffins once they have completely cooled down in a ziplock bag or airtight container.
My kids love baking with me in the kitchen and this recipe is made in one bowl so not much clean up! Thanks so much to Countdown for partnering with me to bring you this easy and delicious recipe. If you make it be sure to send me a photo on Facebook or Instagram and let me know how your muffins turned out.
Muffins are great for school lunches or morning teas. Popular muffin recipes on my website include Banana Muffins with Lemon Icing and my decadent Caramilk Muffins.
Common questions about easy Oaty Muffins:
What other fruit could I use in these? You could swap out the blueberries for frozen raspberries or mixed berries. Any of your favourite canned fruit would work in the apple version - peaches, plums or apricots would be yummy.
Do these muffins freeze well? Yes! Once the muffins have cooled completely, place they in an airtight bag in the freezer. If you put a frozen muffin in a school lunch box in the morning, it will have defrosted by midday (and will help to keep the rest of the lunch cool!).
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Easy Oaty Muffins - 3 ways
A basic oaty muffin mix made three ways with fruit and chocolate.
- 120g butter, melted
- ½ cup caster sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup quick rolled oats
- 2 cups self-raising flour
- 1 Tbsp caster sugar
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup frozen blueberries OR
- 1 cup (120g) roughly chopped chocolate or choc chips OR
- 1 can (385g) apple slices, drained and chopped + 1 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 190°C fan bake.
- Heat the butter in a large microwave safe bowl until just melted.
- Pour in the sugar and whisk until well combined, add eggs and whisk again.
- Add milk and oats then stir everything together.
- Sift in flour and add the flavour ingredients of your choice. Fold until just combined. Do not over-mix.
- Spoon into well-greased muffin tins.
- Stir together the caster sugar and cinnamon topping mix then sprinkle over each muffin.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until cooked through. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a rack.
- Serve warm with butter.
- These muffins freeze well if kept in an airtight bag for up to three months in the freezer.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 233Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 349mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 2gSugar: 11gProtein: 5g
Nutritional values are approximate. Please use your own calculations if you require a special diet.
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Hi I am looking for a basic muffin recipe that we can add a variety of different things to. Could I make the oat muffins and just leave out the oats as we don’t want oats included. We are baking for parents who have babies in NICU at the Waikato hospital.
Hi Karin, that is so lovely. I bet the parents are really grateful. I would probably recommend using the basic muffin mixture from the Caramilk muffins, but omit the caramel centre and caramilk pieces. You could then add in any berries, chocolate or other flavours you like.