Looking for a Morning Upgrade? Try These 20 Muffin Recipes to Start Your Day Off Right

RecWednesdaysBadge2Welcome back to Recipe Wednesday; another avenue to promote your very best content, this time in the form of your most favorite recipes on your blog. Each Wednesday when you visit HLB you’ll find the theme for the newest recipe round up.

Some weeks our themes read like cookbook chapters, spotlight ingredients or flavors, or simply request the best recipe for a certain situation. Find an appropriate recipe from your blog archives to fit the theme and add to the link up. Or be inspired to create a new theme-friendly dish worth posting about before next Wednesday.

Each week we feature a handful of our favorite recipes from our HLB Members [learn how to become a Member here: HLB Membership How-To,] giving even more exposure to some of the best you’ve shared from your own kitchen. Let’s get to it, shall we?

Today is National Oatmeal Muffins Day! To celebrate, we tracked down 20 DELICIOUS Muffin Recipes of all sorts from around the HLB community to add to your baking schedule ASAP! 

Apple Pie Oatmeal Muffins from Kim’s Cravings // Baked oatmeal in muffin form filled with warm fall spices, wholesome ingredients and all of the lovely flavors of apple pie. These Apple Pie Oatmeal Muffins are made healthy, dairy-free, gluten-free and low-calorie, so you can get your apple pie fix first thing in the morning!

Cranberry Orange Oat Muffins from Achieve with Athena // They came out cakey (love) and light. The cranberry and orange zest kept a sweet taste to them despite the recipe not having any added sugars. I don’t normally like a lot of orange flavored things, but this zest was subtle and not overbearing. If you wanted to add a stronger orange flavor, I’d probably recommend zesting another orange.

Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Muffins from Clean Eats, Fast Feets // A hearty and healthy muffin, packed with oats and lightly sweetened with brown sugar and raisins.

Fall Harvest Muffins from Amee’s Savory Dish // You get a lot of nutrient density in these muffins and they are not too sweet and really moist.  The moisture in these muffins comes from the pumpkin, apples, carrots and yogurt without added fat from oil or butter.

Oatmeal Banana Muffins from Prevention RD // I’ve made this recipe a few times now. There’s really no better use of over-ripe bananas and I always have every ingredient on hand. They freeze great and taste great, and there’s nothing not to love about that!

Peanut Butter Oat Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel from Diary of a Semi-Health Nut // These delightfully flavorful, moist, spiced and filling pumpkin muffins are perfect for breakfast, a snack or fueling for a long run.

Hearty Ginger Oatmeal Cherry Gluten-Free Breakfast Muffins from A Foodie Stays Fit //  I was craving something warm and comforting and sweet but not too sugary. Every recipe I looked up didn’t match the ingredients in my house so I improvised and threw what I had in the bowl with the hopes it’d turn out. And luckily enough, it did. They were a little shorter than normal muffins but they made up for in flavor.

Flourless Honey Oat Ricotta Muffins from Cotter Crunch // These Flourless Honey Oat Ricotta Muffins are easy to make for a healthy breakfast or snack! A Gluten-free Ricotta Muffins recipe that’s honey sweetened and rich in protein, fiber, and calcium. Flourless baking made quick and simple. YUM!

Savory Vegetable Oatmeal Egg Stuffed Muffins from Food Faith Fitness //  These quick and easy egg muffins have a vegetable and savory oatmeal crust! They’re a healthy and gluten free portable snack or breakfast for busy mornings, with only 80 calories and 2 SmartPoints!

Apple Cinnamon Oat Muffins from A Healthy Slice of Life // These hearty and wholesome muffins have a subtle sweetness that makes them a delicious and nutritious breakfast option for kids and adults alike. A perfect fall flavor — any time of the year!

Quinoa Banana Oat Muffins from Nutmeg Notebook // These muffins are moist without being mushy.  The oats do break down somewhat when combined with the wet ingredients. and they make you think there is flour present. The baking powder helps them rise just a little and improves the texture. The spices add a pleasant sweetness. They are good warm or cold with a big mug of hot herbal tea.

Oat & Corn Flour Banana Chocolate Muffins from Healthy Nibbles // Easy banana chocolate muffins made gluten free with oat and corn flour! You make the batter entirely in one bowl, which means fewer dishes!

Cream Cheese Stuffed Blackberry Oat Muffins from Healthy Delicious // Start your morning right with Blackberry Oat Muffins stuffed with a luscious lemon and cream cheese filling. They’re dairy free and made with whole wheat flour!

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins with Pecan Streusel from The Healthy Maven // Round one really was delicious, but I’d describe them more as a “cake meets muffin” or “cuffin” if you prefer. Hard for me to advertise them to you guys when they were clearly having an identity crisis. So back to the drawing board I went. As it turns out, the extra maple syrup I initially added was not at all necessary and they came out way fluffier with no egg-yolk (take that all you yolk-obsessed crazies!). I also upped the flour to make them more healthy muffin and less “cuffin”.

Peanut Butter Banana Oat Muffins from The Lean Green Bean // These Peanut Butter Banana Oat Muffins are low in added sugar and high in fiber and flavor, making them the perfect healthy snack on a busy day!

Oatmeal Mixed Berry Muffins from Katie Heddleston, MS, RD // Ready for a savory muffin that is perfect for a breakfast or mid-day snack? Yeah, I thought so! You could definitely use just all blueberries, but the mixed berry created a very nice flavor.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Raisin Muffins from The Actor’s Diet // I love how puffy these guys get – they’re quite pretty, and tasty too. I wouldn’t recommend these for a 4th of July get together (make my Flag Cake instead, which is even easier than this) because they may taste a little too healthy for a large group. For us, though, this little batch is perfect.

Oatmeal Blueberry Carrot Zucchini Muffins from Tara Rochford Nutrition // The perfect hearty muffin to make-ahead.  We love storing these Oatmeal Blueberry Carrot Zucchini Muffins for effortless yet satisfying breakfasts, and unexpected snack attacks. 

One Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Oat Muffins from Hungry Hobby // a Chocolate Chip Banana Oat Muffin recipe for you that’s not only bursting with chocolate chips but also, good for you ingredients like whole grains, flax, bananas and more!  It’s the perfect mix of sweet chocolate goodness and healthy ingredients wrapped into a delicious, moist muffin, perfect for an on the go breakfast or snack.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Oatmeal Banana Muffins from Jeanette’s Healthy Living // These Gluten-Free Chocolate Oatmeal Banana Muffins are perfect for back-to-school breakfasts or afternoon snacks. Made with oats and oat flour, it’s a great way to get some whole grains into the day.


Now it’s time for the link up!  Find a recipe on your blog showcasing your best muffins and link it up below. We’ll also be sharing some of our favorites found on our members’ blogs on social media today with the hashtag #MuffinMadness

If you don’t have a recipe that fits this week’s theme on your blog, why not make one and share it this week? Let HLB’s Recipe Wednesday series be a pool of inspiration for your recipe creation and post ideas.

Please limit yourself to 2 recipes per blogger. If you enjoy our weekly roundups, we’d love if you shared about Recipe Wednesdays with your blends and followers!

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