Baked Oatmeal Protein Muffins

By Rena |

This Baked Oatmeal Protein Muffins recipe is a complete and nutritious way to enjoy a healthy breakfast, snack, or dessert. These healthy muffins are made with no oil or refined sugar and yet they are moist and delicious. So easy to make, baked in individual cups so they are easy to grab and go!

Baked Oatmeal protein muffins

Make these protein-packed healthy oatmeal muffins and enjoy them with your cup of coffee before heading out for work. These muffins are a perfect way to get your day started without skipping a meal. They are easy to make with simple and clean ingredients and they come out moist and tasty. Great for on-the-go and the kids will love them too.

We love the fact that these oatmeal muffins are made without any flour or refined sugar. They are made with simple ingredients: rolled oats, protein powder, eggs, almond milk, maple syrup, and protein powder. These healthy muffins can also be made gluten-free.

Why you will love these oatmeal muffins

  • Kid-friendly: The kids will love these good for them muffins as much as adults. No guilt muffins can be enjoyed by everyone.
  • Perfect for on the go: Never skip breakfast again. Store these oatmeal muffins and enjoy them for breakfast all week long. So convenient especially if your find yourself rushing out the door every morning.
  • Healthy and easy to make: This simple oat muffin recipe is healthy and easy to make. Made with simple ingredients you most likely have laying around.
Baked Oatmeal Cups

Ingredients you will need for this healthy muffin recipe

  • Rolled oats: it is best to use rolled oats, but you may also use quick oats. Do not use steel-cut oats.
  • Baking powder
  • Almond milk or skim milk: pretty much any milk of choice will work for this oatmeal muffin recipe.
  • Eggs: to make this oatmeal muffin vegan you may use an egg substitute (see notes below regarding substitute for eggs.)
  • Whey Protein vanilla flavor: you may use your favorite brand or a plant-based protein powder.
  • Maple syrup: other options can be agave, honey, or any other sugar like cane sugar, or monk fruit sugar.
  • Cooking Spray: used to spray the pan
  • Fresh fruit such as berries, kiwi, bananas, etc., optional
  • Additional maple syrup or honey for serving, this is optional

Is Oatmeal better than flour?

When baking with flour, it makes whatever you are baking much fluffier compared to using oats. Oatmeal is considered healthier than flour because they are higher in protein, lower in carbohydrate, and more soluble in fiber. It takes your body longer to digest Oatmeal which controls your blood sugar to spike and increases the production of insulin. Oatmeal also helps control blood pressure and lowers cholesterol.

easy baked oatmeal recipe

How to make these protein oatmeal muffins

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the oats, baking powder, and protein powder.
  • Add the milk, eggs, and maple syrup and still until combined.
  • Divide the oat mixture evenly among the cups of the muffin tin.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until the tops of the muffins are golden brown.
  • Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then use a thin knife or spatula to remove the muffins from the pan.
  • Top with fruit and serve, with additional maple syrup if desired.
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Recipe Notes and tips

  • Store the muffins on your kitchen counter covered at room temperature for up to 24 hours then you must refrigerate.
  • You may store these muffins in the fridge for up to 5 days. Covered in a container.
  • Reheat in the microwave when ready to serve for 12-15 seconds.
  • Use your favorite protein powder. You may skip the protein and add 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt.
  • Any sweetener will work. Options are maple syrup, agave, brown sugar, cane sugar, etc.
  • You may freeze these oatmeal muffins for up to 3 months.
  • If you prefer to use flour you can, You will need to use a total of 1.5 cups of flour.
  • These muffins were intended to be low in fat and high in protein and healthy carbs. For a more moist muffin option, add 1/4 cup of coconut oil.
  • Egg substitute: to replace the 2 eggs you will need: 1/2 cup of mashed bananas, 2 tablespoons of flaxseed, 1/2 cup of apple sauce, or use commercial grade egg replacers and just follow the directions on the packet.

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Baked Oatmeal Protein Muffins Recipe

Make these protein-packed overnight oats the night before, place them in the fridge, then enjoy in the morning!
4.96 from 44 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 138kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Rolled oats
  • 1 Tsp Baking powder
  • 1 Cup Almond milk or skim milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Scoop Whey Protein vanilla flavor
  • 1/2 Cup Maple syrup
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Cup Fresh fruit such as berries, kiwi, bananas, etc.
  • Additional maple syrup for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the oats, baking powder, and protein powder.
  • Add the milk, eggs and maple syrup and still until combined.
  • Divide the oat mixture evenly among the cups of the muffin tin.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until the tops of the muffins are golden brown.
  • Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then use a thin knife or spatula to remove the muffins from the pan
  • Top with fruit and serve, with additional maple syrup if desired.

Notes

  • Egg substitute: to replace the 2 eggs you will need: 1/2 cup of mashed bananas, 2 tablespoons of flaxseed, 1/2 cup of apple sauce, or use commercial grade egg replacers and just follow the directions on the packet.

Nutrition

Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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  1. Meekien says

    Hi

    Can this baked oatmeal muffins be baked as a one tray baked oatmeal instead of muffins? And would 25 mins still be enough?

    • Rena says

      You can use a banana bread pan and it will need a longer time to bake, closer to 40-45 minutes. It is best to check with a toothpick though because oven temps varies

  2. Rob says

    4 stars
    Far too much clicking around and avoiding pop ups to get to the actual recipe, which looks rather good once I got there….

  3. Tonya says

    Have you ever tried adding blueberries in the batter? Would they still bake well? Thanks for posting, I’m looking forward to trying.

  4. Maris says

    Hi! Wondering if there is any substitute for egg or if it can be omitted? Maybe use chia seeds and water as egg substitute?

    • Rena says

      Hi there. I haven’t tested it without eggs, but egg substitute options can be flax seeds, chia seeds, apple sauce, or egg replacers.

  5. Tim says

    Have you made this with oat flour? I’m thinking about blending the oats in a food processor. Do you think it could turn out fluffier like a wheat flour? I’m looking for something as a snack before morning workouts, so the quicker digestion would be a bonus.

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