Oat Muffins with Nuts and Seeds

These hearty Oat Muffins with Nuts and Seeds are an easy grab-and-go breakfast or snack. They have such wonderful flavor and crunch!

Oat Muffins with Nuts and Seeds

I like light, fluffy muffins as much as anyone, but sometimes I crave a hearty muffin. One that feels significant and won’t leave you hungry an hour later. And that’s exactly what you get with these Oat Muffins with Nuts and Seeds!

These muffins are made with so many great things that you’re likely to have just sitting in your pantry. There are plenty of oats to contribute to that heartiness and supply some chewiness, too. Lots of nuts and seeds provide loads of flavor and crunch.

It’s no secret that I usually prefer my muffins to be a bit less sweet than the standard bakery variety. These muffins have just enough brown sugar to give them a nice sweetness without feeling like you’re eating a cupcake. If you want them just a tad sweeter, try sprinkling some coarse sugar (like turbinado) on top of the muffins before baking.

Oat Muffins with Nuts and Seeds

I love this oat muffin recipe for many reasons. As I mentioned, I love that they’re such hearty, filling muffins. I also really like that this recipe is such a great way to use up some ingredient odds and ends in the pantry. I always have some random bits of different nuts and such, and these muffins will work with just about any kind you have. I also usually have at least some sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds on hand, too.

If you’re looking for a new muffin recipe for breakfast or snacking, give these Oat Muffins with Nuts and Seeds a try. I think you’ll love their chewy, crunchy texture and their nutty, just-sweet-enough flavor.

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Yield: 12 muffins

Oat Muffins with Nuts and Seeds

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes

Hearty, chewy, crunchy Oat Muffins with Nuts and Seeds are an easy grab-and-go breakfast or snack!

Oat Muffins with Nuts and Seeds


  • 1 & 1/2 cups (180g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 & 1/4 cups (124g) old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 (167g) cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts (such as pecans, almonds, hazelnuts), toasted if you prefer
  • 1/4 cup seeds (such as sunflower and pumpkin), toasted if you prefer


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease or line 12 standard muffin cups.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the oats. Set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla.
  4. Reduce mixer speed to low. Add the flour mixture in 3 portions, alternating 2 portions of milk. Mix just until combined. Stir in the nuts and seeds.
  5. Fill each muffin cup about 3/4 full using about 3 tablespoons of batter per cup.
  6. Bake 18 to 22 minutes, or until the muffins are browned and a pick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool the muffins in the pan for about 10 minutes. Then transfer the muffins to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Oat Muffins with Nuts and Seeds

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