Leftover Oatmeal Muffins

Leftover Oatmeal Muffins Recipe - SavvyMom

I don’t know about you, but I almost always have leftover oatmeal lingering in the bottom of my pot whenever I make it. I usually overestimate how much is needed to feed my boys, and though I hate to admit it, I usually toss the remains because leftover oats really don’t taste that great. Or at least I did, until I stumbled upon a genius idea for making use of the hot breakfast cereal that’s often left behind, and now I intentionally make enough to guarantee the entire amount doesn’t get eaten thanks to this fantastic leftover oatmeal muffins recipe.

Leftover oatmeal muffins are a fabulous way to repurpose your oats into something new when the hot cereal love has faded. Now my kids know that if there is oatmeal on the table one morning, there’s likely to be muffins the next, and that’s an idea they’re completely on board with.

We like to customize the add-ins and so far everything from fresh and dried fruit, nuts, and chocolate has proved to work well. Just keep the additions to no more than half a cup and they’ll bake up nicely every time.

How are you feeling about hot cereal these days? Are you over it or still enjoying your big bowl of morning grains?

Inspired by Soulemama.com

Makes 12 muffins

Leftover Oatmeal Muffins Recipe:

You’ll Need

  • 1 cup cooked oatmeal
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp melted butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • 4 Tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp baking powder
  • ½ cup something extra (chocolate, raisins, nuts, berries)

Prep and Cook

  • Preheat oven to 400°F and line a muffin tin with paper liners
  • Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir well
    Divide the batter evenly between the muffin cups and bake for 20 minutes


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