Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Muffins

by Kelli H. on October 24, 2013

I’ve mentioned recently that I’m on a muffin kick. Here’s another one of the results of said muffin kick. These delicious oatmeal cookie muffins are dense, delicious, sweet, and not that bad for you. My mom and I have claimed that the recent pumpkin muffins I made were the best ever, but David said he might prefer these over the pumpkin muffins. I think it’s the chocolate in these that David likes so much.

Then again, I know where David’s coming from, because I also found these to be quite delicious. Of course I did, or why would I share them? Again, like the pumpkin muffins, these freeze so well, and I just wrap one up from the freezer and take it to work with me. Muffins are really turning into one of my favorite morning snacks at work. I mean, who wouldn’t enjoy a muffin with their coffee 5 days a week? It might be a little gluttonous but hey! I’m enjoying life, and I tell myself I work it off on my runs and walks. At least these muffins have applesauce in them to make them feel a tad less guilty.

The only thing I really changed with this recipe was using mini chocolate chips rather than regular. I just love mini’s and that’s what I had on hand. Definitely use regular if that’s what you have. I liked that this recipe is totally an “I already have everything on hand” kind of recipe. Those are always my favorite. No special ingredients required. Well, I guess applesauce was somewhat special for us, but now I just get to find more ways to use it up. Hmm…I wonder what muffin will be next!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Muffins
Recipe from Fearless Homemaker
Makes 1 dozen

1 cup flour
1 cup oats (I used old fashioned) 
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup applesauce
1.5 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup milk (any kind)
1 cup chocolate chips

Topping:
1/4 cup oats
1 tablespoon sugar
1 pinch cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line or grease muffin tin. 

2. In a bowl combine 1 cup oats with 1/2 cup milk and let sit while you prepare the rest. 

3. In a small bowl combine the topping ingredients and set aside. 

4. In a large bowl; combine the brown sugar and egg. Whisk until completely combined. Add in the applesauce, vanilla, and remaining 1/2 cup milk. Stir in the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and mix until combined. Try not to over mix. Stir in the chocolate chips. Fill the muffin tins 3/4 of the way full and sprinkle a little topping mixture on top of each muffin. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven. Cool and serve. 

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Mary Callan October 24, 2013 at 4:17 pm

They look so moist and light – LOVE the addition of the apple sauce.
Mary x

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Tara October 24, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Come here and bake muffins for meeee. I wish one of my roommates baked, it would make life a lot more exciting. I also like the addition of apple sauce!

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Natalie October 25, 2013 at 1:36 am

I’m always on a muffin kick! these sound fab!

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natalie @ once upon a cutting board October 25, 2013 at 2:45 am

No oil or butter and with oats and applesauce? I’d definitely say these are a great snack! I love morning muffins!

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Elise @ 9toFit.com October 25, 2013 at 11:32 am

Is it weird that I’ve never actually made my own muffins? This post might be the kick I need to get me to try!

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Made in Sonoma October 25, 2013 at 2:58 pm

You have to try your own muffins! Probably the easiest thing you could bake! šŸ™‚

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Marin mama cooks October 25, 2013 at 1:04 pm

I love it, you’re on a total muffin baking kick and I’m on a total popover baking kick. I just commented to a reader that I use my popover pan way more than my muffin pan. I think I need to break out the muffin pan and either bake up these or your pumpkin muffins. I think my kids would prefer the pumpkin with maybe a few chocolate chips added. They are a sucker for pumpkin and chocolate. Yes, I would love a warm muffin with coffee every morning, how decadent and yummy! I’m not sure my waist line would benefit though šŸ™‚ I might have to work out more than my current 3 days a week šŸ™‚ xoxo, Jackie

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Made in Sonoma October 25, 2013 at 2:59 pm

haha, I need to bump up my workouts too!

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hillary | nutrition nut on the run October 25, 2013 at 2:27 pm

melt.in.your.mouth.YUM.

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Sarah Cook October 25, 2013 at 4:10 pm

I agree, muffins make a perfect morning snack! These look delicious. I would have a hard time choosing between them and the pumpkin ones though.

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