Fruity Brown Sugar Oatmeal Muffins

  • Author: Dana Gerard
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Breakfast or Anytime
  • Cuisine: American
Fruity Brown Sugar Oatmeal Muffins recipe and variations at

A bowl of oatmeal in muffin form. Add in your favorite fruit in season, like fresh blueberries, cherries or peaches! Spread with butter, jam or honey.


  • 1 cup+ old fashioned oats (Reserve more oats to sprinkle on tops of muffins before baking)
  • ( For gluten free: Make sure the oats you are using are certified gluten free)
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour or gluten free mix (195 gm)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder (gluten free ok)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup light or dark packed brown sugar (for a sweeter muffin, use 3/4 cup brown sugar)
  • 3/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup butter or vegan butter, melted or neutral vegetable oil ( 2 oz/60 ml)
  • 1 cup fresh or dried fruit of choice, such as blueberries, cherries, nectarines
  • ( reserve an additional 1/2 cup fruit for the tops of muffins)


  1. Heat oven to 400 F or 375 convection. Grease muffin cups or use paper or foil muffin liners.
  2. While oven is heating, line a baking sheet with foil and toast oats 5 – 10 minutes, until golden then remove from heat and let cool.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients: oats, flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. In another bowl, whisk together eggs and brown sugar until smooth. Add in milk, vanilla and melted butter.
  5. Pour wet batter over dry ingredients.
  6. Use a rubber spatula to gently fold ingredients together in as few strokes as possible, just until moistened.
  7. Place fruit in the bottom of the muffin cups, then fill each muffin with batter.
  8. Top muffins with remaining 1/2 cup fruit and sprinkle each top with a teaspoon of oats.
  9. Bake 15 -20 minutes or until springy to the touch in the center of the muffin.
  10. Serve warm with butter, jam, honey, agave or maple syrup.


Adapted from Brown Sugar Oatmeal Muffins, Muffins by Elizabeth Alston