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Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal Muffins Recipe
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Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal Muffins

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"I was looking for a recipe with both brown sugar and oatmeal and came up with this!! Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 12 muffins Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups.
  2. Combine 3 tablespoons flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Use a pastry blender or two knives to cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve.
  3. Combine 1 3/4 cup flour, white sugar, baking powder, salt, and the instant oatmeal in a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture; pour in the egg, milk, and oil. Stir just until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full. Evenly sprinkle streusel topping over muffins.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean, about 15 minutes. Cool on wire rack for 5 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 18, 2009

I added a half tsp. of maple flavoring and half tsp. of vanilla. I also used lowfat buttermilk. These baked up nicely but my kids found them a bit dry. Maybe another egg? They smell divine. This is a nice way to use up instant oatmeal, which I happen to always find cheap at my local discount grocery store.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 20, 2010

Very average, very heavy, gummy muffins. Despite adding more sugar and vanilla these were disappointing. I won't make them again and will likely throw the remaining 6 muffins away. I'll look for some other recipe to use up extra packages of instant oatmeal -- this won't cut it.


51 Ratings

Jun 29, 2010

I gave this 4 stars just because i changed the recipe a little....the first time i made these they were super dense and not very sweet but still good...the second time i added nother egg, extra sugar and vanilla and they were excellent

Jun 25, 2009

This was a very mouthwatering recipe and it smelled delightful while baking in the oven. Instead of veg. oil I used half a stick of butter. I also baked it as a cake because I didn't have muffin tins but it came out great. Insted of instant oatmeal packets I used oatmeal, brown suger and a little bit of maple suryp.

Jan 28, 2011

If you add a second egg, it makes them perfectly light and fluffy! Some people with a sweet tooth may want to add a bit more sugar, but I enjoyed it as is. I had only one packet of oatmeal so I used a half cup of Raisin Bran and it worked great! I also added blueberrys for fun.

Jun 15, 2009

Pretty good muffins...I substituted applesauce for the oil and added a little extra cinnamon to the topping.

Jul 23, 2011

This was an easy late nite snack, that was a delicious smack-down on my hunger. I used what I had on hand, which was cinnamon-plum spiced/flax instant oatmeal. Additionally, I used Splenda instead of white sugar. Sure it could use more sugar/sweetener if a cupcake was the goal...but as a muffin...nope, as is...perfect. Thanks for the share. :)

Sep 08, 2009

Great recipe because it can be changed around to suit your personal needs or taste. I used the apple/cinnamon packets of lower sugar oatmeal, added 1 tsp. cinnamon,1 tsp. vanilla & 1/3 C. chopped walnuts to the recipe. I also used non fat milk, part Splenda, part applesauce for some of the oil, part whole wheat flour to make it even healthier. Next time I will try adding Craisins. These freeze well and are delicious! Thanks so much for the recipe! It's a keeper!!


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  • Calories
  • 208 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 7.8 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 202 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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