Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins

Are the weeks flying by as fast for you guys as they are for me?  Can you believe it’s already June?  I can’t believe we get to meet baby boy this month!  And other than the typical discomfort that comes at 38 weeks I’m feeling pretty good!  
I found out last week that baby isn’t breech and I don’t have to have a c-section, so I’ll be trying a Vbac.  I’m nervous and excited at the same time, but mostly just anxious to meet the little guy. 
We’ve been so busy lately that I’ve hardly had time to cook a decent meal for my family let alone do any extra baking, just to satisfy my own sweet tooth;) But this morning I was up at the crack of dawn with two little toddlers (we are watching our friends’ little girl for the weekend) and decided  to make us some breakfast muffins.  I think they were in cahoots on waking up at six together! 
However, these muffins really could qualify as dessert.   
They sure were a great start to the day! Have a great weekend!

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins
1 1/4 cup quick oats
1 1/4 cup milk
1 egg
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup chocolate chips (semi sweet or milk chocolate)
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 400.
Grease a muffin tin or line with cupcake liners and set aside.
In a large bowl combine the oats and milk and set aside.
Stir the egg, oil, 1/2 cup of the brown sugar, and chocolate chips into the oat and egg mixture.
In another bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt together.  Stir flour mixture into the oat mixture just until moist.
Fill muffin tins or liners 2/3 full with batter.  Sprinkle tops with remaining brown sugar.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.

adapted from allrecipes


  1. mmm these look delicious!

  2. You are a saint to babysit with two weeks left! Oh my gosh!! I need to catch up with you before the big day…

  3. These look yummy. Good luck with the next few weeks!

  4. Tesei June 3, 2012

    It must be so exciting to have another baby in the way, its a great thing happening to all the family so enjoy your last minutes and try to relax whenever you can. Thank you for a great looking recipe, ideal for breakfast, dessert, snack, etc!

  5. Anonymous June 3, 2012

    I can’t wait to bake them myself. Thanks for sharing another wonderfully delicious recipe!

  6. Sweet and Savory Eats June 3, 2012

    Yum! Great looking muffins.

    I had a successfully vbac with our second last year. It was so nice, versus the c-section we had with our son. Good luck! I’m sure everything will go just fine.

  7. SnoWhite June 3, 2012

    These look like my kind of breakfast!! I’m sure those little toddlers kept you on your toes :) And, how exciting that you’re nearing the end and get to meet your little one soon!

  8. These look like the perfect breakfast muffins! :)

  9. CJ @ Morsels of Life June 10, 2012

    These muffins look great – dessert for breakfast! I’m thinking they’d be great to freeze for when you’ve got another little one. :)

  10. Anonymous June 10, 2012

    Do you really use vegetable oil? I know it’s the cheapest oil, but it’s the worst oil for you.

  11. Erin Belt June 10, 2012

    I just made this recipe in the oven now :) Can’t wait to taste them. I was so psyched to find a healthy breakfast/sweet recipe that my whole family would like. Thanks for posting!

  12. Erin Belt June 12, 2012

    @ Anon: I used Canola Oil and they turned out fine; if that suits you better. I don’t use Vegetable Oil anymore either. Btw, I did make them and they are good :)

  13. thevirtualmom September 19, 2012

    I substituted applesauce for the oil, 1/2 cup (same amount) yummy recipe! Thanks!!

  14. thevirtualmom September 19, 2012

    I substituted applesauce for the oil, 1/2 cup (same amount) yummy recipe! Thanks!!

  15. sofia September 30, 2012

    I am about to make these!! Thanks for the recipe!

  16. Anonymous October 11, 2012

    way too salty, had to add sugar to cut the salt in the batter… 1/2 or even 1/4 tsp of salt is all that is needed. will try with applesauce next time to cut the oil.

  17. k October 22, 2012

    Thanks for this recipe! They were really tasty. The kids made a mess of the warm chocolate, but loved them! :)

  18. Anonymous November 8, 2012

    Can you use regular oats instead of quick oats?


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