October 29, 2019

The 20 Best Oat Flour Muffin Recipes

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Few things are better than a warm muffin right out of the oven. Unfortunately, when you make the switch to a healthier diet, you may think that all baked goods are out of the question. Thankfully, that is not the case.

Muffins made with real food ingredients, like oat flour, make for a great healthy snack, treat, or even a quick breakfast on the go. Oat flour is an inexpensive and gluten-free flour that is made from a whole grain and very easy to bake with.

If you have never tried baking with oat flour or need some fresh muffin inspiration, this list of the best twenty oat flour muffins should do the trick!

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what is oat flour?

Oat flour is a simple and inexpensive flour made from oats. As long as you have gluten-free oats in your pantry, you can make a large batch of oat flour yourself, for pennies on the dollar, with a high-powered blender or food processor.

why use oat flour when baking?

Gluten-free baking can be a little tricky and I’ve had my fair share of baking fails when experimenting with almond flour or coconut flour.

Gluten-free flour blends can also be a great option when you have a complex recipe that’s traditionally made with gluten and you want to ensure that the texture comes out right. This blend is one of my favorites.

While I don’t mind using gluten-free flours like almond, cassava, or coconut flour, or a gluten-free flour blend on occasion, when I just want to whip up a quick batch of muffins, oat flour is my go-to.

Oat flour is also much less expensive than gluten-free flour blends which are often made up of several different kinds of flours and stabilizers to replace the gluten.

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what oats are best for making oat flour?

I’ve found that the best oats to use when making oat flour are rolled oats. You can easily find these in the cereal section of your local grocery store.

For the best results, I recommend using gluten free rolled oats instead of steel cut oats or quick oats. Using a different variety of oats may change the consistency of your muffins.

To ensure that my muffins are actually gluten-free, I also like to make sure that the rolled oats are specifically labeled as “gluten-free”.

how to make oat flour

The process of making oat flour is simple and inexpensive. All you need is a high powered blender or food process and rolled oats.

To make the oat flour, just add a few cups of gluten-free oats to your food processor or blender. Pulse or blend the oats until they have completely broken down and become the consistency of traditional flour.

This process only takes a few seconds or so in my high-powered Vitamix and a minute or so in my food processor.

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how to store and freeze oat flour muffins

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Because the muffins on this list do not have any preservatives and are made from real food ingredients, you’ll need to store them in the fridge for safe keeping. If you don’t think you’ll be able to eat all of the muffins within 2-3 days, you can freeze them!

One of my favorite things about oat flour muffins is that they freeze and reheat really well.

This is my go-to method for freezing my oat flour muffins:

  • let the muffins come to a complete cool on a wire baking rack

  • once cool, place them in a freezer safe storage bag or container and label

  • place them in the freezer for a few hours until frozen solid

how to reheat oat flour muffins

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When you’re ready to reheat and eat a muffin you can do it one of two ways. My preferred method is to wrap one or two muffins in foil and let them reheat in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes until they are warmed through. They’ll taste just like a fresh batch straight out of the oven!

If you’re short on time, you can also pop a muffin straight from the freezer into the microwave for 30 seconds to heat through!


1) Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Oat Muffins

photo & recipe courtesy of all the healthy things

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These gluten-free healthy peanut butter banana oat muffins are absolutely delicious. Few combinations are better than peanut butter and banana. These muffins are full of creamy peanut butter, sweet mashed banana, and just the right amount of chocolate chips.

2) Dairy Free Pumpkin Oat Muffins

recipe courtesy of The Whole Cook

Dairy Free Pumpkin Oat Muffins are an easy breakfast, dessert, or snack the whole family will enjoy! No all purpose flour. And they’re sweetened with honey!

3) Cinnamon Sugar Oat Muffins

recipe courtesy of Blossom to Stem

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These cinnamon sugar oat muffins are in that mold of nostalgic comfort food.

4) Almond Butter and Sweet Potato Muffins

photo & recipe courtesy of all the healthy things

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These gluten-free almond butter sweet potato muffins combine sweet potato, creamy almond butter, and cozy cinnamon for the perfect snack, treat, or healthy breakfast. They’re naturally gluten-free and can easily be made dairy-free by using your favorite dairy-free Greek yogurt. This recipe is simple and easy, and the muffins can be frozen and reheated which makes them a great meal prep staple. I know you’ll enjoy having a batch of these healthy and delicious muffins in your freezer for busy mornings or afternoons!

5) Healthy Banana Oatmeal Blender Muffins

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So quick and easy, these Healthy Banana Oatmeal Blender Muffins are a perfect for make ahead breakfast for you or the kids. Naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar free, too and fun to mix and match with different toppings!

6) Gluten-Free Blueberry Banana Muffins

photo & recipe courtesy of all the healthy things

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These healthy gluten-free blueberry banana muffins are great in the morning for breakfast or afternoon treat. They’re made with wholesome oat flour, which is naturally gluten free, mashed banana, greek yogurt, and coconut sugar for just a touch for sweetness.

7) Gluten Free Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

recipe & photo courtesy of faithfully gluten free

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Gluten Free Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Muffins is quite the mouth full, but these moist, flavourful muffins can be summed up in one word – Yum.

8) Gluten-Free & Vegan Blueberry Muffins

recipe & photo courtesy of Watch Learn Eat

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These soft and moist Vegan Blueberry Muffins are perfect for breakfast, especially warmed up with a little schmear of vegan butter. Packed with fresh, juicy blueberries, these homemade vegan muffins are also gluten-free, refined sugar-free and nut-free.

9) Banana Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

photo & recipe courtesy of all the healthy things

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These Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins are the perfect combo of sweet banana, zucchini, and chocolate chips. Made with just a few simple ingredients like Greek yogurt and oat flour, you’ll love how easy it is to make a batch of these muffins for breakfast, dessert, or an afternoon snack.

10) Banana Chip Almond Butter Muffins

recipe courtesy of Plant Based Cooking

Warm and comforting with a touch of sweetness and whole grain goodness, these Banana Chip Almond Butter Muffins are a dessert worthy treat healthy enough for breakfast.

11) Chocolate Banana Muffins

photo & recipe courtesy of Yummy Mummy Kitchen

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Start your morning off right with these delicious chocolate banana muffins you can make in a blender! They are loaded with chocolate, banana, oats and peanut butter, a winning combination.

12) Oat Flour Muffins

photo & recipe courtesy of Watch Learn Eat

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These Oat Flour Muffins are gluten-free, refined sugar-free and have a vegan option too! These gluten-free muffins are perfect for breakfast on-the-go or an afternoon snack!

13) Healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

photo & recipe courtesy of all the healthy things

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These healthy gluten-free banana chocolate chip muffins are great in the morning for breakfast or afternoon treat. They’re made with wholesome oat flour, which is naturally gluten free, mashed banana, greek yogurt, and a touch of brown sugar for sweetness. Chocolate chips add even more decadence to these easy muffins that are sure to be your new favorite!

14) Gluten Free Lemons

photo & recipe courtesy of Savory Spin

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Intoxicatingly lemony, these “luscious” Gluten Free Lemon Muffins also happen to be butter free and would make a delicious, healthyISH, afternoon snack or breakfast!

15) Banana Oatmeal Blender Muffins

photo & recipe courtesy My Diaspora Kitchen

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Banana Oatmeal blender muffins are one of the easiest treats to make. The catch here is that because of the use of the blender, prep time is as fast as the snap of your fingers. Well not literally. But believe me it’s super fast and super cool to make.

16) Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

photo & recipcourtesy of Bakerita

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These Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins are fluffy, chocolatey, and full of warm pumpkin spices! These are perfect for meal prepping since they freeze well and make a wonderful breakfast, snack, or dessert.

17) Gluten Free Banana Muffins

photo & recipe courtesy of Yummy Mummy Kitchen

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Gluten-Free banana muffins made with oat flour, studded with blueberries, and topped with a sprinkling of gluten-free granola.

18) Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

photo & recipe courtesy of Hungry Hobby

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These healthy pumpkin muffins are moist and tender, plus they are made with healthy wholesome ingredients. Great for kids and freezer friendly!

19) Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Muffins

photo & recipe courtesy of all the healthy things

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These gluten-free apple cinnamon muffins are moist, sweet, and full of delicious apple flavor. They’re perfect any time of year, but especially delicious during the fall when the temperatures start to fall and apples are in abundance. These healthy muffins are gluten, dairy, and nut free, so they’re a great option to pack in kid’s lunch boxes or bring to a fall potluck or friends-giving.

20) Gluten-Free Banana Bread Muffins

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