Skinny Oatmeal Brown Sugar Muffins

Even though I feel like January is the anti-desserts month, my sweet tooth didn’t get the message.

Thankfully the muffins won’t jeopardize your New Year’s resolutions and are skinny jeans-friendly.

Skinny Oatmeal Brown Sugar Muffins - No oil, butter, or dairy, and just 1/4 cup brown sugar in the entire batch! Healthy, skinny AND yummy!!

It’s a dump-everything-all-at-once into one bowl and stir recipe, my favorite kind.

The muffins are very soft, moist, super springy, have wonderful chewiness, and great texture thanks in part to the oats. But there’s no oil or butter, no dairy, and just 1/4 cup of dark brown sugar in the entire batch. Really.

Skinny Oatmeal Brown Sugar Muffins - No oil, butter, or dairy, and just 1/4 cup brown sugar in the entire batch! Healthy, skinny AND yummy!!

Most of the sweetness comes via sugar-free pancake syrup. If you want to use real maple syrup, feel free, but the muffins won’t be as skinny since real syrup is packed with calories.

I used Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk and it’s tied with Silk’s newer Unsweetened Cashewmilk as my two favorite milks for baking. Very low in calories, high in calcium and protein, very smooth, and irresistibly creamy. I get great results every time.

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To keep the muffins dairy-free, I used Silk Vanilla Dairy-Free Yogurt although you can substitute with your favorite Greek yogurt or lite sour cream if that’s what you keep on hand.

Skinny Oatmeal Brown Sugar Muffins - No oil, butter, or dairy, and just 1/4 cup brown sugar in the entire batch! Healthy, skinny AND yummy!!

I honestly couldn’t believe how much flavor these skinny muffins packed given the very small amount of sugar.

They’re a perfect grab-and-go breakfast or snack and they freeze well so you can make a double batch and pull them out as needed.

Skinny Oatmeal Brown Sugar Muffins - No oil, butter, or dairy, and just 1/4 cup brown sugar in the entire batch! Healthy, skinny AND yummy!!

Skinny Oatmeal Brown Sugar Muffins

The muffins won’t jeopardize your New Year’s resolutions and are skinny jeans-friendly. It’s a dump-everything-all-at-once into one bowl and stir recipe. The muffins are very soft, moist, super springy, have wonderful chewiness, and great texture thanks in part to the oats. But there’s no oil or butter, no dairy, and just 1/4 cup of dark brown sugar in the entire batch. They’re a perfect grab-and-go breakfast or snack and they freeze well so you can make a double batch and pull them out as needed.

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Ingredients:

1 large egg
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup old-fashioned whole-rolled oats (don’t use quick cook or instant; they’re finer and act more like flour and batter will be too dry)
1/2 cup Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk (Silk Unsweetened Cashewmilk or another milk may be substituted)
1/2 cup sugar-free pancake syrup (lite syrup or real maple syrup may be substituted)
1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed (strongly recommend dark, although light brown may be substituted)
1/4 cup Silk Vanilla Dairy-Free Yogurt (Greek yogurt, sour cream, or lite sour cream may be substituted)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray 10 of the 12 cavities of a Non-Stick 12-Cup Regular Muffin Pan (note you will not use all 12) very well with cooking spray or grease and flour the pan; set aside. (I don’t prefer the cosmetic look of muffin liners.)
  2. To a large bowl, add all the ingredients and whisk until smooth and combined, without needlessly over-mixing.
  3. Using a large cookie scoop or 1/4-cup measure, evenly distribute the batter into 10 of the cavities of the prepared pan, filling each cavity no more than 3/4-full or muffins will overflow while baking.
  4. Bake for about 20 minutes or until tops are set, springy to the touch, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs, but no batter. Use your judgment when evaluating doneness because muffin pans, ovens, ingredients, and climates vary. Start watching closely at about 16 minutes.
  5. Allow muffins to cool in pan on top of a wire rack for about 10 before removing and placing on rack to cool completely. Gently rim each cavity with a knife if necessary for easier removal. Muffins will keep airtight at room temp for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
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93 comments on “Skinny Oatmeal Brown Sugar Muffins”

  1. They sound lovely! I really like the idea of using dairy free milk and yoghurt as a substitute and the oatmeal in them make the muffins a healthier treat!

  2. Hmmm…never been such an oatmeal fan, but you make me think about it… :)

  3. I’m all about skinny in January. These muffins look tender and tasty. I love using Silk in recipes. It’s so good!

    Happy Wednesday Averie!

  4. Brown sugar, maple syrup and oats sounds like the greatest muffin combo EVER! And they’re skinny? You’re a muffin magician!
    Pinned!

  5. I have tried your muffin recipes in the past, and they were show-stoppingly fantastic, so I know that these will be every bit as delicious! And it’s a bonus that they’re skinny!

  6. These look like the perfect way to satisfy my sweet tooth while still – ahem – allowing me to zip up my skinny jeans. Yeah, I’ve got a bit of work to do!

  7. Skinny muffins in January is definitely the way to go. I’ve never tried oats in a muffin before, but I’m loving this, Averie! And brown sugar seems like the perfect touch. Pinned!

  8. That almond milk is all I drink, so I have a carton in my fridge now! Must make these muffins, swoooooonnnn!!!

  9. Mmmmm. We both have skinny muffins today. Love these! Pinned to a few boards :)

  10. These look so moist and the fact that they’re lighter is a huge bonus! I would snack on these not just in the a.m. – You inspired me to up my running mileage, but, man, I’m SO HUNGRY. I’m having to watch my snack calories closely.

  11. These are fantastic, as always. My sweet tooth definitely didn’t get the memo and I still want muffins every day. Now I can have them!

  12. Yes for skinny muffins! And I really love this flavor combo, Averie! I just made a cookie recipe with oatmeal and brown sugar, but in muffins? So creative! Pinning :)

  13. Lower sugar recipes are always nice for breakfast or snacks–there are plenty of other options for sugar filled treats! Oats are my go-to ingredient when I want to bake something on the healthier end of the spectrum. Maple and a little brown sugar is probably my favorite way to flavor oatmeal!

  14. A perfect skinny jeans-friendly recipe! I also feel better giving these to my kids than those loaded with sugar and chocolate chips!

  15. This looks super yummy. I love muffin recipes that aren’t overloaded with calories.

  16. I like oatmeal in many different forms, including muffins. My baked goods seem more moist when I use it. How can you go wrong with brown sugar AND oatmeal?

  17. Love everything with oatmeal. Looks great!

  18. These sounds delicious! Any chance you would be able to provide the nutritionals on this recipe? I am watching calories, carbs ,sugars and fats these days. Thanks so much!

  19. YUM!! I am so pumped about how delicious and healthy your gorgeous muffins are! :) I’m in love with muffins, but I don’t love how so many are as sugary as a piece of cake when I eat them for breakfast (or dinner!). Thanks for solving my dilemmas! Pinned!

  20. Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk is my go to almond milk. LOVE it! Love these muffins too, Averie! <3

  21. Wow! These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them!!

  22. Yum! I love a healthy muffin and with the chewiness of oatmeal? I can’t wait to try them!

  23. Omg Averie you got me with that they will still let me fit in my skinny jeans which btw I am myself trying to fit!! So hard with all the good food around!! tOTALLY CRAVING THESE MUFFINS NOW.

  24. I’ve been buying Silk for us since Michael and I are dieting so I already have everything I need for these great muffins! LOVE how healthy and taaasty these are! a guiltless treat!

  25. Perfect for breakfast and lunch, and a snack!

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