leftover oatmeal muffins

Crockpot steel-cut oatmeal is on the breakfast menu often at our house.  There was one occasion when I didn’t make enough: Hudson asked for seconds, and his teary eyes were enough to convince me not to let that happen again!

So now I always make too much, and we usually have a cup or two of cooked oatmeal left over after breakfast.  I threw it out a few times (gasp!) because reheated oatmeal just isn’t very appealing, but when Ruth posted a recipe for quinoa muffins, I had an idea for the leftover oatmeal.  If cooked quinoa can be baked into a muffin, why can’t cooked oats?

I’ve tried several variations: blueberry, chocolate chip, and cranberry pecan…but the possibilities are endless!

Leftover Oatmeal Muffins

1 1/3 c. whole-grain OR gluten-free flour

1/3 c. coconut sugar OR honey

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

2 T. melted butter

1 egg, lightly beaten

1/2 c. milk

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 c. cooked oats (steel-cut are best)

1/2 c. blueberries OR dried cranberries OR mini chocolate chips

1/3 c. chopped pecans (optional)

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease a muffin tin or line with paper cups.  Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large mixing bowl.  In separate smaller bowl, mix butter, beaten egg, milk, vanilla and cooked oats.  Add to dry mixture and stir just until combined.  Gently mix in whatever fruit/nuts/chips you choose.  Spoon evenly into muffin cups; bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

Yield: 1 dozen muffins

No more wasted oatmeal in this home!  And Hudson loves his muffins. 🙂


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6 Responses to leftover oatmeal muffins

  1. Grandma Lao-Lao says:

    Hey, the muffins look so yummy and I bet Hudson is even happier than having a second bowl of oatmeal.

    But, please tell him that Grandpa-from-CA is coming soon to visit, and there will be no more wasted oatmeal anyway. 🙂

    Miss you and love you all!

  2. Nina Beesley says:

    Thank you! I like the simpleness of the recipe and has the option for honey. I have seen a lot of recipes online and they are loaded with all kinds of ingredients. I was looking for something easy and simple. Thanks again!

  3. Debra Oatman says:

    Thank you for posting this recipe. I just made a batch and they are delicious. I cooked some steel cut oatmeal especially for the muffins since I didn’t have any leftover. I use coconut palm sugar in place of brown sugar. I added chocolate chips. I try to have something nutritious on hand so my daughter can grab it and go in the morning. These are perfect!

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  5. Katya says:

    Abby, these muffins are such a staple in our house that my phone just permanently links to your recipe when I start typing the word “left…!” 🙂 My kids love oatmeal and love having make the leftovers into muffins! In fact, my oven has been broken recently and they were missing them so much that I finally mixed up.a batch, poured the batter into an 8×8 pan, and baked it in my tiny little toaster oven as “muffin bread!” 🙂 It turned out great and tasted just the same. Thanks for your recipe – it is well loved around here.

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