Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Muffins.
Remember the days when I used to have an outrageous muffin obsession?
I took a brief hiatus from muffin making, which I thought would help my creativity and my waistline.
Instead, I baked things even more sinful and more addicting. Creative… maybe. Helpful to the waistline? Ummm… how about no.
Needless to say, muffins came back with a vengeance.
I am not joking when I tell you that these muffins taste like oatmeal cookies. No lie. You can even go as far to add raisins, but I’m just not down with shriveled fruit in my baked goods. Instead I choose chocolate.
If I think these taste like cookies, I can almost guarantee that you will. Healthy muffins that taste like treats!
Remember me? I try my best to not consume green things unless we’re talking about apple flavored Jolly Ranchers or dyed adult beverages in Pittsburgh on St. Patrick’s Day.
Yes, they have a little butter. Yes, butter makes the world go ’round. Yes, they taste delicious. No, you should not sub anything else for the butter. A quarter cup of butter spread throughout 12 muffins won’t hurt you. In fact, it will probably complete you.
So said Mother Lovett.
You can only make these on one condition: promise you will serve them warm with a dab of butter on top.
I proudly practiced portion control with the muffins, packing up two in my purse each day to snack on if needed.
That was last week. Yesterday I found two muffins that were smashed to high heavens.
I ate them anyway.
They were good.
I am weird. And usually hungry.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Muffins
makes 12 muffins
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or all-purpose)
1 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup milk (any kind will do)
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350.
Add oats to a bowl and add 1/2 cup of milk. Let soak for 5-10 minutes, while you prepare the first few steps of the muffins.
In a large bowl, combine egg and brown sugar and whisk until smooth and caramel in color. Add in vanilla and butter, whisking well. Try to smooth the batter as much as possible – there still may be some small butter chunks. Add flour, oat mixture, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and mix. Add remaining milk and combine until smooth. Fold in chocolate chips.
Line a muffin tin with lines and pour about 1/4 cup batter into each line. Sprinkle the tops with raw turbinado sugar. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until cooked through. Serve with butter!
I could only be so lucky to find two smashed muffins in my purse today.
252 Comments on “Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Muffins.”
Wow, these look like heaven on earth. I’m pretty sure every ingredient is a favorite food of mine! :)
YES! I’m so making these. Great idea.
With the size of the purses us girls carry now these days, no wonder the muffins were lost!
But I think I would not forget about these in my purse because it seems like my mind is always on food!
Ohhhh boy. Those look fantastic!!! Can’t wait to make those this weekend.
I love muffins!
I was once asked, “if there was only one food you could eat what would it be?”
and I answered muffins! No lie
Hope you answer this in the next 10 min… but margarine ok instead of butter?? no butter in the house :(
It should work fine! :)
thanks so much!! Seriously think your blog is one of the best I’ve ever read – and my Google Reader is just filled to the brim. I always look forward to your posts :) the fact that you reply to individual questions just makes you that much cooler
Thanks so much!
Oooh, these muffins look amazing! Cookie… muffin… where is the line? I love the dollop of butter on top too. Yummy!
WOW all my favorite words in one title! These look AMAZING!!!
These sound delicious girl! Yum!
Hi Jessica :) YUMMY, I feel like I could sound like the Cookie Monster, “ME WANT COOKIE MUFFIN – W/ BUTTER!!” LOL! These look great and can’t wait to make! I agree, no thanks to raisons and when a recipe calls for them, its definitely dark chocolate chips for me!! Love your recipes, oh and the chocolate cobbler I made for V-Day is GONE! Haha! ;)
I made these last night and they were amazing! Thanks for the great recipe :)
Glad you liked them!
looove following your blog, everything looks unreal. my spring break is in two weeks and i am visiting my sister in florida. i have already compiled a list, primarily of your recipes, for my sister and i to tackle. cant wait! especially that root beer float one, been dreaming about it.
anyway, this morning, i got inspired and made your oatmeal chocolate chip cookie muffins. my roommates loved them! one of them practically snatched the recipe right out of my hand! i used whole wheat flour though because i didnt know there was a difference between that and pastry flour. darn. oops!
but i was wondering… can these be stored in the freezer!? i want to have a couple for snacks for class this week. can i pop em in a plastic baggie and then let them thaw? would that be good?
thanks so much again, always a huge fan of your work :].
Sure! They should be okay in the freezer. Glad they were a hit!
I think you read my mind… I was just looking for oatmeal cookie type muffins on bakerella and PW and couldn’t find them. Chocolate chip oatmeal are my favorite cookies and I love muffins. Thanks!
Just popped these in the oven! Love the concept!
I made these today and they were amazing!! My 4 year old loved them as did my 4 and 6 year old nieces. So so yummy!!!
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love an excuse to enjoy a oatmeal cookie for breakfast :)
I am eating one of these amazing muffins right now! Delicious and super quick to throw together!!
These sound insanely delicious and are incredibly creative! Love them! And yes, smashed or whole, I’d eat them, too. I’m not picky when it comes to yummy food. ;)
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I tweaked your recipe a bit to make a muffin version of my favorite cookie, my mom’s dishpan cookies!! I added coconut and cornflakes and the result was amazing! They are so moist and flavorful!
You can find my version here: http://meggieslife.wordpress.com/2011/02/20/a-kitchen-experiment/
Thanks for inspiring me!
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I made these muffins on Saturday and we’ve already finished them off. Thanks for a great recipe!
Blogged about these today. They were seriously good! =) Thanks!
FYI, whenever I visit your blog, I tend to think about how delicious bacon is…no matter what recipe you’ve posted. ;)
So glad you liked them!!
Made a double batch of these to bring to my grad school classmates for a Tuesday morning class (and definitely ate one seconds after it was out of the oven). This recipe is delicious and makes excellent brain food, so thanks for another great one!
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absolutely delicious! we loved these!
Jessica I love you for so many reasons. Especially now that I know you dislike raisins in your baked goods. Nothing ruins a cinnamon roll, bread, cookie or muffin like a cooked raisin—aaack!! I cannot wait to buy your cookbook! xoxox :)
Made these last night…very delicious!
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I stumbled upon this recipe, and had to make it! Now that I’m dieting I have really cut my sweets intake, when I found this recipe I knew it was meant to be, low in sugar and very sweet! I loved loved loved being able to bake something fun again! I even added some dried cranberries to my batch for a little tartness. They turned out perfect!
Also, love the blog :)
Thanks! Glad you liked the muffins.
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Healthy-ing up oatmeal cookies. Yum!
i added blueberries to this (in addition to everything in the recipe)….ohhhhh my godddd, it was like a tastegasm, a party in my mouth, and they’re sooooo good with butter! they’re just like pancakes!!
I made these yesterday using mini chocolate chips and I absolutely love them and I’m not even a fan of chocolate. Today I slathered on a pat of butter and oh my goodness, it brought my muffin to a whole new level. Thank goodness for this recipe–I was in a real funk before I baked it.
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I made these today but added butterscotch too and they were heavenly! The best ones were right out of the oven. They somehow vanished :) I am going to try a healthier version with flaxseed, dried blueberries, and wheat germ in the future. Yummy!
My husband had a real craving for oatmeal chocolate chip muffins the other day. I made a batch using a recipe from a different source and they were terrible. These muffins have saved the day! A keeper recipe for sure!
I made these and ate them all in two days! delicious and dangerous recipe. Thanks :)
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I made these and they are……YUM!
As I bake your recipes I am falling more and more in love with you! haha.
Also, in case anyone is interested I have added this and the 1 bowl, 2 cupcakes recipes to myfitnesspal. Search “how sweet it is” to see them come up.
I added two mashed bananas to these to make them “healthy” muffins and that made them even more delicious in my opinion! Definitely worth a try!
I had oatmeal and chocolate chips in my pantry…so I googled oatmeal and chocolate chips and got this recipe! It is absolutely delicious. I’m taking them to the teachers for our church workday tomorrow! They’ll be happy! Thanks for the recipe!
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