Cooking: Leftover Oatmeal Muffins

I’m turning this morning’s delicious leftover apple oatmeal into improvised muffins for today’s afternoon snack:


Pardon the brevity, but I’m posting from my phone. Want more posts like this? Let me know and I’ll try. 🙂

Update: The muffins turned out nicely, so here’s how I made them. I just browsed a cookbook for a muffin recipe that called for oats and altered it slightly to allow for the liquid already cooked into the oatmeal.  I even mixed it up right in the pot where we had cooked the oatmeal.

Leftover Oatmeal Muffins

  • 2 cups cooked oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar (omit if the oatmeal is sweetened)
  • 1 Tbs. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt (reduce or omit if you salted the water for your oats)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil or melted butter

Combine all ingredients and stir just until combined.  Batter will be thick.  Fill greased muffin tins 2/3 full and bake about 20 minutes at 375.  Let cool 5-10 minutes before removing from pan.




  1. This also works with leftover Cream of Wheat, no matter how long it has congealed in the fridge. =)

  2. Thank you for going back and sharing the recipe! I have started using several of the recipe’s that you have shared, they really help my budget and the family loves them:D

    • Shannon, funny you should mention the budget. We’re working to reduce our expenses and one way is by being more conscientious about using our leftovers. That’s exactly what inspired this post and recipe!

  3. Sheila in Missouri says:

    Hmmm! Good idea, I never thought of that. We also never have leftover oatmeal- I’ll be sure to make too much next time:)

  4. Thanks for the great idea. Oftentimes, I will have leftover oatmeal and this is a great way to use the excess. Thank you again. I enjoy reading about your larger than life family. Blessings to you and your family.

  5. Yes… Since my latest has arrived I have found it difficult to blog and have been thinking of doing this same thing!

  6. Good morning! It’s good to hear from you! I’ve tried baking with left over oatmeal. Not too successful yet. Perhaps you could share your recipe. What type of oatmeal do you use? The instant or the quick or the long cooking? Have a great day!


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