This hearty breakfast muffin recipes packs chocolate chips and pecans into an oatmeal muffin for extra deliciousness.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine oats and milk and allow to stand for 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Grease each cup of one 12-cup muffin tin.

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  • Stir egg, oil, 1/2 cup of the brown sugar, chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of the pecans into the oat and milk mixture.

  • Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add oat mixture to flour mixture, stirring until just moist. Fill each cup of one 12-cup muffin tin 2/3 full. Sprinkle tops with the remaining brown sugar and pecans.

  • Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

345 calories; protein 5.1g 10% DV; carbohydrates 38.7g 13% DV; fat 20.4g 32% DV; cholesterol 17.5mg 6% DV; sodium 378.3mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2004
These muffins were wonderful! They took NO extra time to bake because while the oatmeal was soaking I went ahead and measured all the other ingredients out, turned on the oven, and put liners in the muffin cups. They were absolutely wonderful and yummy. I will use this recipe many more times. Everyone LOVES them! Very moist and delicious! I freeze them and keep them around! Usually I double the recipe, cut the oil in half, and use half whole wheat flour and half white flour, which really adds some flavor to the muffins. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/27/2009
Hubby's staff has gotten quite spoiled by all the baked treats I send him to the office with on a regular basis. Tomorrow's treat was to be these muffins. I omitted the nuts (known nut allergy in the group) and substituted some butterscotch chips along with mini chocolate chips. I found these difficult to get out of the tins, as the topping wanted to adhere itself and then broke apart in places as I tried to release them. As for taste, if it wasn't for the chocolate and butterscotch chips there wouldn't be much flavor at all (maybe I should have added vanilla) and what flavor there was seemed to have an almost starchy/acrid taste (maybe too much baking powder and salt?). There was no way I would send these with hubs--if I'm not proud of what I make or want to eat it myself it's not good enough for anyone else. I hate to waste food or my time, but knowing hubs and I wouldn't eat them either, they went into the garbage. Read More
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  • 2 star values: 31
  • 1 star values: 26
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2004
These muffins were wonderful! They took NO extra time to bake because while the oatmeal was soaking I went ahead and measured all the other ingredients out, turned on the oven, and put liners in the muffin cups. They were absolutely wonderful and yummy. I will use this recipe many more times. Everyone LOVES them! Very moist and delicious! I freeze them and keep them around! Usually I double the recipe, cut the oil in half, and use half whole wheat flour and half white flour, which really adds some flavor to the muffins. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2004
These were very yummy! I omitted the nuts and added more chocolate chips. Warming them up to melt the chocolate chips makes it even better the next day. Mini-chocolate chips might have worked better.It also feels good to have the good-for-you oatmeal in there. Next time, I would use apple sauce instead of oil to make it healthier. **** also added 1tsp vanilla!!! **** i think that helped a lot. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/27/2009
Hubby's staff has gotten quite spoiled by all the baked treats I send him to the office with on a regular basis. Tomorrow's treat was to be these muffins. I omitted the nuts (known nut allergy in the group) and substituted some butterscotch chips along with mini chocolate chips. I found these difficult to get out of the tins, as the topping wanted to adhere itself and then broke apart in places as I tried to release them. As for taste, if it wasn't for the chocolate and butterscotch chips there wouldn't be much flavor at all (maybe I should have added vanilla) and what flavor there was seemed to have an almost starchy/acrid taste (maybe too much baking powder and salt?). There was no way I would send these with hubs--if I'm not proud of what I make or want to eat it myself it's not good enough for anyone else. I hate to waste food or my time, but knowing hubs and I wouldn't eat them either, they went into the garbage. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/01/2008
I'm giving this 4 stars because of the changes I made. I always try to make the recipe as written, but after reading the reviews I did make the following changes. I used old fashioned oats. I used 1/4 cup applesauce and 1/4 cup oil. I added 1 t vanilla. I used 1/2 cup ap flour, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and 1/4 cup flaxseed. I used 3 1/2 t baking powder and 3/4 t salt. I used miniature chocolate chips. They turned out soooo good. They were very moist and I think the topping made the muffin even better. My 3 year old yummed it right up. Thanks for a great starter recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2003
i made these according to the directions and soaked the oatmeal first but the muffins still turned out very dry. they had a good taste but too dry a texture. if i made again i would definitely use mini chocolate chips instead of regular size ones. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2003
These muffins were really good! I made some substitutions because of food allergies: I used white spelt flour rice milk and left out the pecans. They were very moist and easy to make. The kids loved them! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2003
These turned out great even though I had no chocolate chips to add. I added about 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon. Love the topping too! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2003
Super easy and super fast these yummy muffins are a treat. I don't think that waiting 15 minutes makes it an 'extra effort' recipe at all. Gives me time to make my tea and sip it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2003
I especially liked the crunchy top of these muffins. A winner! Read More
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