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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Looking for a delicious muffin recipe? These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins are a long-time family favorite! (You might enjoy these other freezer-friendly muffin recipes, too!)


These muffins are hearty and filling. Not too sweet, but just the perfect blend of crunch and chocolate mixed together.

Ingredients for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins

As you can see by the picture above, we’ve been making this Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe for years! Silas was (and still is) always such a great little kitchen helper.

Preparing muffin batter for baking cups
Muffins ready for oven

They’re really versatile. We’ve been known to pair them with a delicious pot of soup (like Hamburger Vegetable Soup) for a chilly December evening.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins on cooling rack with flowers

But they’re also great for breakfast, snack, or even dessert!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins with sprinkled chocolate around plate

Muffin with butter and pile of muffins in background

And don’t forget the butter to make them extra delicious! 😉

Serving Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins on small plate with flowers

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  • Tara H says:

    I made these after you put them on your menu last week (I think). I used raw sugar and butter. They were a huge hit with all my boys including my husband who is usually hard to please with my “healthy” snacks.

    • I made these with coconut milk,a granola mix in place of oatmeal and half brown sugar and white. Also used half white and wheat flour..and a tsp made 1doz. Cupcakes and 2 small loaves. ..turned out great will make these again!!!

  • Kari says:

    I made these this week too. Much more hearty than the traditional chocolate chip muffins I make. We will be making these again.

  • Meredith M. says:

    Can’t wait to try them! How long would you bake for mini-muffins?:)

  • Jennie says:

    Just make these. I make 12 muffins and a small pan of bread. Incredible is an understatement.

  • Lydia says:

    Sounds like my baked chocolate chip oatmeal but in muffin form. In fact the recipe is almost identical. We love the oatmeal…going to have to try this or do my own recipe in muffin cups. Great idea!

  • kathy says:

    I was wondering how hard it would be to make these gluten free. They sure make me want to try them. A while back you tried doing gluten free… did it go for you.?

  • Melissa says:

    I used to make all of my bread from scratch, but since I was diagnosed with a strong yeast intolerance, I find that making homemade bread bothers me. We have a lot of soup to eat up; I used overstock from our CSA to make soup freezer meals, and my family misses having bread as a side.

    I made a batch of these but replaced raisins for the chocolate chips. I hope that the family likes these so they can have them on the side with all the soup we are going to be eating!

    • Cathi says:

      I added 3 small mashed bananas & coconut milk instead of regular milk. The recipe was not dense at all. I got 12 muffins & 1 loaf. Great flavour. Thank you!

  • Meredith says:

    Does anyone think a swap out for the oil or butter with applesauce would work? I know it does in brownies but didn’t know about these.

  • These would be great for giving away. I saw a card once to go with muffins that said “you’re getting muff’n for Christmas”

    • Melissa says:

      Too cute, Tasanee! I’ve been trying to think of a gift to give to my father in law. He loves to bake and I think the muff’n joke will be right up his alley too.

  • Need A Nap2 says:


    Thought you might like this recipe – it looks good but I haven’t tried it.

  • Lori in NC says:

    They taste good but I think adding vanilla extract would give them more flavor.

  • Amanda H. says:

    These sound great! I know what I will be making for breakfast in the morning!

  • Martha says:

    My kids love these!

  • Allyson N. says:

    Thank you for the recipe! I just made these and was hoping for the wonderful color yours had. The bottoms on mine burned at 14-15 minutes and the rest of the muffin never browned but was done. I used muffin liners… any tips for me?

  • Rachel says:

    I just tried this recipe and I must say they came out perfect. Thanks for your blog and all of these wonderful recipes.

  • Abi says:

    Just made these. They are definitely dense. I would add a tad bit more sugar or vanilla extract for some added flavour. I also think the quick oats might have been the way to go. Or lessen the flour ratio to keep them a bit less dense.

  • Tracy says:

    Just made these and they’re really good! I used Domino LIght (half sugar/half stevia) and only used 1/3 cup, but I think I might need to decrease it even further since it was still a bit sweet. I also used dark chocolate chips and half butter/half olive oil.

    I love this recipe and don’t know if i want to share with my children. Thanks!

  • Al says:

    I added some Almond extract and a little cinnamon. So good. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Andrea says:

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. It has become a breakfast staple in my house of hungry kids 😉

  • Charity says:

    These are in the oven right now. I made the mini versions and also used mini chocolate chips…I did not have very many. I just had to taste the batter and oh my goodness…yum, yum! I think they will be delicious even without the chocolate chips! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Alana says:

    These are a Good basic recipe. I prefer more flavour in the batter so I will play with cinnamon, vanilla etc. next time. My kids enjoyed them as is!

  • Theresa says:

    I had high hopes for these muffins, oats, not too much sugar and chocolate chips. I am sad to say I was very disappointed. I found them not only a bit heavy, too much flour perhaps, but utterly tasteless. The chocolate chips are their only saving grace. Adding vanilla might help, or perhaps a touch more sugar? I love trying new recipes but sadly I won’t be keeping this one.

  • Kelly Macy says:

    I added a couple tablespoons of smooth peanut butter. Will let everyone know how they turn out!

  • Angela says:

    These were very good. I crammed all the dough into 12 muffin tins and they still cooked in 16 minutes. I was surprised how the oatmeal softened up. Yummy!

  • Karen says:

    I just made these and used halloween chips and nuts I can’t wait to try them .

  • krista says:

    batter was very nice i filled a 12 count stoneware cupcake pan, 28 mini bite sized muffins. … normally i use chocolate covered kate’s recipe for breakfast oatmeal cupcakes but due to lack of ingredients I found this recipe.. to compare this one is light and sweet really really good (thank you white sugar and butter) I did use 3 t of baking powder instead of 4 and i used whole wheat pastry flour, still healthier than a store bought, while kate’s is heavy and more healthier than this, I do prefer the light and fully. Next time i will use applesauce in place of butter,milk alternative and add some flax and chia seeds. Only reason i would alter like that is to fit my family’s needs. but this was very very tasty.

  • These are a must try…. love how delicious AND healthy they look!

  • Marilynn says:

    How many calories and sugar

  • Amy says:

    I make these every Sunday. The kids eat them for breakfast during the week. So easy to make, healthy and delicious.

  • Carole C says:

    Should this recipe state “melted butter”? My batter turned out more like dry cookie dough.

  • Ching says:

    I happen to stumble upon your recipe and made it today. I did change out butter/oil with coconut oil. Then add a little coconut extract. WOW!!!! So yummy! My family loved it. Just wanted to tell you thank you!

  • Glaris says:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe, my kids and I made together and they loved the ingredients they were trying everything, simply delicious and easy to make.

  • Raelene says:

    Delicious! I used half olive oil and half vegetable oil because I ran out of olive oil. I added some walnuts. This recipe made 24.

  • Sharkira says:

    Do you think you could substitute butter with coconut oil and use coconut sugar.

  • Rose says:

    these look really good! Going to make these as a healthy treat!

  • Cheryl says:

    Found these to be very bland, even after adding almond oil and walnuts as well as choc chips. Kids that are picky eaters might like them.

  • Shpresa says:

    Excellent recipe. Substituted blueberries for chocolate and coconut oil for oil. Added vanilla extract, banana and flax seed. My toddlers and husband love it. I think it would still be great with all of the changes.

  • Patty Cook says:

    I used butter and added 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Delicious!

  • Sarah Sanchez says:

    These are great! I actually only used 2 T oil and then added a can of pumpkin. I got 24 muffins and they taste great!

  • Rosalie Jeffrey-Hackett says:

    this recipe was fantastic. I made them and they taste great!

  • David says:

    I bake for my team meetings. This recipe is definitely their favourite!!!!

  • Cathleen says:

    Huge hit I my house !!! Absolutely amazing .. tho I used half oil an half butter ?❤

  • Amy says:

    I made these today (along with the Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins and the Apple Butter Muffins) and I don’t know if I did something wrong or what but these didn’t brown on top and they taste a bit bland. My husband says they’re ok and that he’ll eat them so it’s not a complete loss but I doubt I make these again. The others turned out great by the way!

  • Jayson says:

    Don’t use 4 teaspoons of baking powder!! 2 max. Gross my taste like baking powder. Way to much.

  • Avi says:

    I really really wanna make these, but all I have is 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1 cups, I have no idea what 2/3 is:( Help, anyone?

  • JM says:

    These were not very good. Way to dense! They didn’t rise. I questioned the 4 teaspoons of baking powder and no baking soda. I did add Vanilla, pumpkin pie spice and a mix of brown and white sugar. So I didn’t follow the recipe 100%. Mine like others on here didn’t brown.

  • Jen H says:

    They weren’t very good. Came out very dry and did not brown. Seems like something was missing…I also added vanilla for taste.

  • Charlotte says:

    I’m super nervous now reading these comments. I thought the 4 tsp of BP was excessive too, but I did it. I crammed everything in 12 cups and sprinkled the tops with brown sugar. 11 minutes to go ..

  • Sheri says:

    Hey, I was wondering if you had a rough calorie count for these? I made them yesterday and forgot to do the calories up haha. But they are delicious.

  • Shannon says:

    Could you use buttermilk instead of milk?

  • Patti says:

    I made these and added 1/2 tsp of vanilla. Next time I am going to try using 1/2 dark brown sugar and half white. For my hubby, made a few with only walnuts and raisins instead of chocolate chips.

    Very yummy!

  • Brooke says:

    Made them tonight but they were dry and didn’t really have a flavor unless you got a bite of chocolate. What would you recommend adding to enhance flavor? Vanilla extract, brown sugar, honey?

  • Kris says:

    Made these and added a bit of vanilla and subbed one flax egg. Turned out pretty well. Nice to give my little one something on the healthier side but with the chocolate “bits” she loves.

  • Linda says:

    Can you substitute instant oatmeal in this recipe and self rising flour?

  • Thanks says:

    I’d love to use this recipe (in fact I’m pretty sure I have before) but there is a video taking up half the screen! I can’t close it and it’s 25 min, long.

  • Lindsay says:

    These turned out very dry for me. I used half regular and half whole wheat flower and used quick oats. Definitely need more moisture.

    • Jordan says:

      I always double check and make sure I didn’t accidentally leave something out or maybe over mix my baking. If you are sure you followed everything to a “T” I’m sorry you had this experience! -Jordan, MSM Team

  • Suzanne says:

    These look so good! Does this batter base work for any other kinds of muffins?

  • Kayla says:

    Didn’t love these, I felt like it called for a lot of flour; quite dense, not very moist and didnt have very much flavour. I should have read the comments first I would have put in vanilla, maybe that would have helped. Sad, I was excited for these to be good!

  • Katie Sheppard says:

    I just made these for my son who is obsessed with the Little Bites chocolate chip muffins and he loved them! I used a mini muffin tin and baked them for 8 minutes at 400 degrees and they’re perfect. Thanks so much for the recipe!

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