Healthy Overnight Oat Muffins

Healthy Overnight Oat Muffins with ginger for our tummy, molasses for bones, oats for everything and cardamom, a cholesterol aid, are muffins for all.

Healthy Overnight Oat Muffins - Easy Weekend Breakfast
Healthy Overnight Oat Muffins – Easy Weekend Breakfast

Muffin Madness!

In my family, I have always been known as the muffin queen, simply because over the years I have created about 25 different muffin recipes, and still creating!

As a single mom of 4, during those insanely disjointed, hectic years of age 6 to 16, with school, hobbies, work and hormones, I needed a friend!

Muffins became my antidote to madness. My friend. How? I needed a quick, healthy and affordable breakfast, a to-go snack and I needed the kids to be able to help make them. 

Easy Muffin Mix

Here’s the thing about muffins, they need only 3 components; wet, dry and a rising agent.

A mud-like consistency (called a batter), of just about anything that fits the criteria. Wrap your head around that for a minute! 

Open your fridge for a second and look at all the potential wet ingredients: pureed veggies or fruit included. 

Making Muffins From EVERYTHING!
Making Muffins From EVERYTHING!

Muffins Are Made From Everything!

Look in your pantry at the wealth of dry ingredients, ground-up nuts, grains and seeds included. 

Rising agents can be as easy as baking soda and baking powder or lots of whipped egg whites. 

My mind went wild with ideas AND just last weekend, with autumn leaves falling to the ground, I even eyeballed those ping ping ping acorns falling to the ground; yet I made Acorn Cookies.

Yes I did! I boiled, roasted, shelled and ground those little beauties into flour and they taste much like roasted chestnuts. Sorry squirrels!

Healthy Muffins

Back in the 80’s when my kids were in those hectic years of growing up, muffins came on the scene in popularity.

Problem for me? They were often already in a premix, from the grocery store (expensive and preservatives), or the recipes circulating at the time were gosh-awful unhealthy

I quickly changed that, created my own recipes (yes, I was a foodie long before that was a thing or before blogs), then fast forward 40 years (good heavens!), and I have a huge repertoire of healthy muffins, I CREATED!

Healthy Weekends

You know as well as I do, the weekdays are often a storm of activities, hardly giving us a second to catch our breath.

The weekends arrive, spewing us out in exhaustion but with a few quiet cups of coffee or tea you begin to restore, reboot and regain a healthy mindset that will carry you through next week.

Healthy weekends, for me back then, always meant I would spend quality time with my children.

I couldn’t think of a better way to do that than to get them all in the kitchen.

Each were given a hand written recipe for a different muffin, and together meal prep for the week ahead, became family time.

Quality family time, and a mama that was better prepared for the week ahead! (Here is where you do that happy dance!)

Healthy Overnight Oat Muffins

I’ve called this particular muffin creation ‘overnight oat muffins’ because often when I made oatmeal for breakfast on winter mornings, there was lots left in the pot.

Consequently, the oats actually tastes better the next day.

So I tried making a batch of leftover… overnight oats, adding lots of healthy spices and molasses and wow, were they fantastic!

So you see, I actually created these ‘overnight oats‘ long before they became a ‘thing’ in recent years!

Equipment Needed

  • Muffin tin
  • Non-stick spray or baking papers
  • Measuring cup and spoons
  • Mixing bowls – 1 large and 1 medium
  • Wire whisk
  • Medium size airtight container
  • Oven
Overnight Oat Muffins Bake Quickly In Under 20-Minutes
Overnight Oat Muffins Bake Quickly In Under 20-Minutes

Ingredients Needed

  • Rolled oats
  • Milk of choice
  • Molassas
  • Eggs
  • Sunflower oil or oil of choice
  • Sugar
  • Cardamom powder
  • Ginger powder or fresh
  • All purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt

My Muffin Madness Cookbook

Now that I’ve got you thinking outside the box about muffins, are you ready to try other creative and delicious muffin recipes you won’t find anywhere else?

Hot off the press this year: My Muffin Madness Cookbook!

My Muffin Madness Cookbook

More Healthy Muffins To Love

While you can easily get my Muffin Madness cookbook for the most unique repertoire of 52 Muffins on the planet, I do have a few here on the blog.

While I could give you the recipe for Spanakopita Muffins (yep!), because they are certainly healthy, or Cheeseburger Muffin, because it’s fun, let’s stick to a healthy breakfast first!

  • Maple Pecan Muffins – with Autumn harvested pecans, springs harvest of maple syrup, warm spices and some oats make for the perfect weekend muffin.
  • Gluten-free Power Energy Muffins – Gluten-free, dairy free, oat and nut flour, sweetened with dates and chocolate chips for an energy power muffin to-go or with afternoon tea.
  • Egg Muffin Cups – Egg Muffin Cups prepared 3-ways with either veggies, meat, fish or dried fruits, is an easy a protein rich meal in a bite.

However, if Pancakes and Sausage Muffins are what would delight you, you will have to head over to Amazon and pick up a copy of my cookbook!

Pancake and Sausage Muffin From My Muffin Madness Cookbook
Pancake and Sausage Muffin From My Muffin Madness Cookbook
Healthy Overnight Oat Muffins

Healthy Overnight Oat Muffins

With ginger for your tummy, molasses for your bones, oats for everything and cardamom, a cholesterol friend, that flavors these muffins deliciously!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Healthy
Keyword: Overnight Oat Muffins
Prep Time: 5 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • Muffin tin 6 large or 12 small


  • 1 cup Rolled Oats
  • 2 cups Milk your choice
  • 1/2 cup Molasses
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Sunflower Oil or your favorite
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cardamom
  • 1 tsp Ginger powdered or fresh
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt


  • Makes 6 jumbo size or 12 regular size.
  • Overnight Oats – In an airtight container, mix the oats, milk and molasses together and let sit out overnight.
  • Next Day – Whisk the eggs and oil into the overnight oat mixture.
  • Preheat oven to 350
    Prepare muffin tin with baking papers or non-stick spray
  • Sprinkle the remaining dry ingredients on top and whisk.  
  • Transfer to prepared muffin tins.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until done.
Healthy Overnight Oat Muffins
Healthy Overnight Oat Muffins
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