These strawberry oatmeal muffins are the perfect combination of healthy and sweet treats. A hearty and healthy oatmeal muffin sprinkled with sweet strawberries.
Spring is in the air. The cherry blossoms are starting to bloom and the sun is starting to give me some serious serotonin. Whenever the weather gets warm, I think of long walks, picnics, and relaxing hikes. And when I think of hiking, I think of hiking snacks, like these muffins!
They’re topped with a pinch of crispy sanding sugar and packed with lots of protein-rich rolled oats that keep you full. I love the combination of juicy, jammy strawberries with the nutty oats.
Why make oatmeal strawberry muffins
Muffins are my favorite because they are a bit like granola bars, only better. They’re portable, they fill you up and they taste great too. What more could you want?
This recipe is a riff on my favorite blueberry muffin recipe, but with strawberries instead of blueberries and the added whole grain hazelnut of rolled oats. It’s the perfect spring muffin – reminding me of the hotter days ahead filled with summer strawberries.
How to make oatmeal muffins
- Soak. Soak the oats in a little milk to soften and thicken.
- Cream. Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy, then stir in an egg, vanilla and oat milk mixture.
- Stir. Add flour, baking powder and salt to creamy mixture, stirring until combined.
- Mix. Stir in the strawberries and place the dough in a muffin pan. Garnish with a pinch of oatmeal.
- Cook. Bake, let cool and enjoy!
Oatmeal Muffin Ingredients
These oatmeal muffins contain all your classic ingredients: butter, milk, sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour, baking powder and salt. Basically the only thing we do a little differently is add oats.
Old fashioned oatmeal, sometimes simply referred to as oatmeal, are what we’ll be using in these muffins. We are going to soak them in milk to activate their thickening power and give them a chance to rehydrate before adding them to the muffin batter so that the oats cook lighter and softer.
Oatmeal muffin variations
You can personalize these muffins with any fruit you like! Substitute raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, even grated carrots or zucchini. To add a little chocolate, add 1 / 2-3 / 4 cup of chopped chocolate or chocolate chips when you add the fruit.
If you love muffins, here are a few more muffin recipes to try:
PS the muffin tins are in the pictures are from Japan, but they are similar.
Oatmeal and strawberry muffins
These strawberry oatmeal muffins are the perfect combination of healthy and sweet treats.
- 1/2 Cup Milk of choice
- 1/2 Cup oatmeal plus extra to sprinkle
- 1 Cup strawberries coarsely chopped or sliced
- 1/4 Cup butter at room temperature
- ten tablespoon sugar 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons
- 1 big egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 Cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon coarse sanding sugar or more, for tops
Oatmeal and strawberry muffins
Quantity per serving
Calories from Fat 86
% Daily Value *
Large 9.6 g15%
Saturated fat 5.5 g34%
Cholesterol 53 mg18%
Sodium 174 mg8%
Potassium 188 mg5%
Carbohydrates 39.9 g13%
Sugar 22.3 g25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.